macOS Big Sur
macOS Big Sur
11.1

3.5

macOS Big Sur free download for Mac

macOS Big Sur11.1

15 December 2020

An Operating System Made by Apple.

Overview

macOS Big Sur elevates the most advanced desktop operating system in the world to a new level of power and beauty. Experience Mac to the fullest with a refined new design. Enjoy the biggest Safari update ever. Discover new features for Maps and Messages. And get even more transparency around your privacy.

Design
  • New design for apps makes it easier to focus on your content and take action with space-efficient toolbars and full-height sidebars
  • Updated menu bar features wider spacing and a new translucent material that becomes more vibrant when you interact with it
  • Refreshed system sounds include the boot chime and sounds for transferring files, moving items to the Bin, locking files and more
Control Centre
  • Control Centre puts your favourite menus and controls in one handy place in the menu bar so you can quickly adjust settings as you work
  • Additional controls appear when you click to expand Control Centre menus
  • Support for pinning favourite menus from Control Centre to the menu bar
Notification Centre
  • Updated Notification Centre brings notifications and widgets together in one view
  • Interactive notifications display additional information and actions when you expand them
  • Beautiful new data-rich widgets for Calendar, Clock, Notes, Photos, Podcasts, Reminders, Screen Time, Stocks and Weather
  • Edit view lets you add new widgets and customise their size
  • Support for widgets from third-party apps
Safari
  • World's fastest desktop browser with industry-leading performance and energy efficiency*
  • Customisable new start page lets you set a background image and decide what appears, including Reading List, iCloud Tabs, Privacy Report and more
  • Expanded extensions support and new dedicated category in the App Store for discovering new extensions
  • New tab design featuring favicons in tabs, and website previews that appear when you hover over a tab
  • Translation (beta) for English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian or Brazilian Portuguese
  • Privacy Report gives you visibility into how Safari keeps your browsing your business, with an overview of trackers blocked by Intelligent Tracking Prevention
  • Safari password monitoring securely screens saved passwords for any that may have been involved in a data breach
  • Safari privacy prompts for extensions let you choose when a website can work with an extension
Messages
  • Pinned conversations keep up to nine of your favourite threads at the top of the list
  • Mentions let you direct a message to an individual in a group conversation
  • Inline replies let you reply to a specific message earlier in the conversation
  • Message effects for balloons, confetti, lasers and more
  • #images helps you find and add trending GIFs to messages
  • Memoji makes it simple to create a personalised character and send stickers that match your mood and personality
Maps
  • Guides offer recommendations for places to go and things to do, curated by a selection of trusted brands
  • Look Around to explore cities in a high-resolution, interactive 3D experience
  • Indoor maps for major airports and shopping centres
  • Cycling directions help you find bike-friendly routes to your destination
  • Electric vehicle routing helps you plan trips for supported vehicles that you add on iPhone

Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices.

* Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection and other factors.

What's new in macOS Big Sur

Version 11.1:

macOS Big Sur 11.1 introduces support for AirPods Max, TV app enhancements, Apple News widgets, and privacy information on the App Store. This release also includes bug fixes for your Mac.

AirPods Max
  • Support for AirPods Max, new over-ear headphones
  • High fidelity audio for rich sound
  • Adaptive EQ adapts sound in real time to the personal fit of ear cushions
  • Active Noise Cancellation to block out environmental noise
  • Transparency mode to hear the environment around you
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for a theater-like listening experience
Apple TV
  • An all-new Apple TV+ tab makes it easy to discover and watch Apple Original shows and movies
  • Enhanced search so you can browse by category such as genre and see recent searches and suggestions as you type
  • Top search results shown with the most relevant matches across movies, TV shows, cast, channels, and sports
Apple News
  • Apple News widgets are now available in Notification Center
App Store
  • New privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices
  • In-game dashboard within Arcade games recommends new Arcade games to play
iPhone and iPad apps on Macs with M1
  • New window options for iPhone and iPad apps let you switch between landscape and portrait orientations or expand a window to fill the entire screen
Photos
  • Apple ProRAW photos can be edited in the Photos app
Safari
  • Ecosia search engine option in Safari
Air Quality
  • Available in Maps and Siri for locations in China mainland
  • Health recommendations are provided in Siri for the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico at certain air quality levels
This release also addresses the following issues:
  • QuickTime Player might quit when opening a movie with a timecode track after upgrading from macOS Catalina
  • Bluetooth connection status was not displayed in Control Center
  • Reliability of unlocking your Mac automatically with your Apple Watch
  • Trackpad scrolling speed may be faster than expected on MacBook Pro models
  • LG UltraFine 5K Display may incorrectly display at 4K resolution on Macs with M1

Note: Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices

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How would you rate macOS Big Sur app?

7 Reviews of macOS Big Sur

5
TabasKo78
13 November 2020
Version: 11.0.1

Most helpful

Hi ! Very happy with Big Sur :) Just wondering if normal that MacUpdate Desktop is not working on Big sur !?!!!
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1
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
16 December 2020
Version: 11.1
Since the last "update" (from Big Sur 11.0.1 to Big Sur 11.1), crashes and restarts on its own as soon as the computer goes to sleep. Also, for the first five to ten minutes after the unasked for restart, the fairly new computer is slower than slug. Furthermore, Apple keeps pushing two-face authentication on all devices every couple of minutes. Retards at Apple, like ca. 50% of your user base, I'm not interested in a two-way authentication: stop buggering Me, idiots!
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5
ivryernest
15 December 2020
Version: 11.1
Le plus moderne logiciel système !
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4
johnhindorff
17 November 2020
Version: 11.0.1
Nice update, however, MacUpdate does not work with Big Sur. Can I get my money back?
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1
stew-1
13 November 2020
Version: 11.0.1
ack! https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/
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5
didifri
13 November 2020
Version: 11.0.1
simply the best system
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Dp-G4-450guy
13 November 2020
Version: 11.0.1
Additionally, Mojave, Catalina, and even High Sierra got Security Updates. Anyone have the direct link to the Security Update 2020-006 (High Sierra) ?
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5
TabasKo78
13 November 2020
Version: 11.0.1
Hi ! Very happy with Big Sur :) Just wondering if normal that MacUpdate Desktop is not working on Big sur !?!!!
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