Apple Releases OS X El Capitan v10.11.2: Handoff, AirDrop, Mail, iCloud Photo Sharing, More

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Apple released OS X El Capitan v10.11.2 on Tuesday. The update offers improvements to Wi-Fi, Handoff, AirDrop, Bluetooth, Mail, iCloud Photo Sharing and Live Photos, FaceTime, Messages, and more. The update also includes fixes specific to Enterprise users.

Apple's patch notes in full:

The OS X El Capitan v10.11.2 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:

  • Improves Wi-Fi reliability
  • Improves the reliability of Handoff and AirDrop
  • Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Mail from deleting messages in an offline Exchange account
  • Fixes an issue that prevented importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable
  • Improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from completing the upgrade
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent signing in to FaceTime and Messages

Enterprise content:

  • Resolves an issue where reinstalling a configuration profile containing a certificate payload causes the certificates to be removed instead of updated
  • Resolves an issue that caused multiple authentication prompts in Safari when using NTLM authentication
  • Allows for deferred enablement when using the fdesetup command to enable FileVault with mobile accounts

The update is a 1.39GB download through the Mac App Store.

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Won’t download for me. Tried my three computers. all show the update, starts to download, even gets just wear the 1,8 gb end - then goes away. Click the update gain -  it starts the same thing over again and craps out. On three computers.


Count yourself lucky.  The first one was rubbish, the 10.11.1 one was no better.
I may risk installing it when 10.11.5 comes out.  Both Mavericks and Yosemite seemed to only be usable at that point.  I suspect it’ll also be so for El Capitan.


The download of the Xcode update was very slow - but the updates were smooth otherwise.  I am noticing that there seems to now be some type of strange pausing/buffering behavior in the scrolling in Mail app - whenever a mail box contains a large number of emails - several hundred or more.  Seems that after every few screens of scrolling - there is an annoying pause.  Same happens on reverse scroll.  Is anybody else noticing this - as I am seeing it on 3 Macs.  It’s especially painful when scrolling through the VIP mailbox.  Even happens on my iMac with 32G of RAM.  This did not happen on 10.11.1 (and it was happening it was less noticeable and definitely never happened on reverse scroll.


The pausing during scroll in Mail also occurs if you are dragging the handle on the scroll bar as well.

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