Apple Rolls Out Bug Fix and Security Updates for OS X, iOS, watchOS, tvOS

iMac and MacBook Pro

Apple rolled out updates for OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday. The updates are all free and fairly easy to install, and they haven’t caused any problems on The Mac Observer’s test devices so far. Read on to learn about the updates and how you can get them installed.

iMac and MacBook Pro
Apple releases bug fixes for all of its operating systems

OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

The El Capitan update release notes for Mac users note improved stability and compatibility, as well as:

  • Resolves an issue that may prevent settings from being saved in accounts with parental controls enabled
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some network devices, such as speakers and multifunction printers, from accessing SMB share points
  • Improves startup time when connecting to a NetBoot server
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent startup from a NetBoot image created with an OS X v10.11.4 or OS X v10.11.5 installer
  • Resolves an issue that may cause Active Directory authentication to take longer than expected

The update is available through the Mac App Store, and as a combo updater on the Apple website.

iOS 9.3.3

The iOS update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch includes bug fixes and stability improvements. Here’s how to update to the new version:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap General
  • Tap Software Update
  • Tap Download and Install

watchOS 2.2.2

Like iOS 9.3.3, the watchOS update includes bug fixes. Before you install version 2.2.2, you’ll need to update your iPhone to iOS 9.3.3. Once that’s finished, do this:

  • Put your Apple Watch in its charger and make sure the battery has at least 50% charge
  • Launch the Watch app on your iPhone
  • Tap General
  • Tap Software Update
  • Tap Download and Install

tvOS 9.2.1

the tvOS update sounds strikingly similar to iOS 9.3.3 and watchOS 2.2.2: bug fixes. Apple TV automatically checks for updates every week, but if you don’t want to wait, here’s what to do:

  • Go to the Settings App on your Apple TV
  • Select System
  • Select Software Updates
  • Choose Update Software
  • After the update downloads choose Install Now

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