OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 is expected to launch in the very near future as the beta program for the minor update is close to wrapping up, and users should be able to look forward to WiFi problems getting fixed in the latest update.
According to 9to5Mac, release notes for what could be the final release version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 mention that the update fixes issues that caused the WiFi to consistently disconnect. Users experiencing this issue shouldn’t have to put up with it much longer, as the update is right around the corner.
Other new features and fixes that are included in version 10.10.2 consist of iCloud Drive support in Time Machine, which allows users to have their iCloud Drive backed up using Time Machine, letting them restore an files that may have been lost or accidentally deleted in the past.
The update also includes a fix that improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones, which has also been a rather persistent problem ever since OS X Yosemite launched back in October.
Numerous posts on Apple’s support forums point to problems with Bluetooth audio creating lag when watching videos on Mac. Most users have been complaining about video being just a few moments ahead of the audio, which doesn’t seem to be a major issue, but it’s an annoyance that’s causing a lot of frustration.
The problem seems to be occurring with any brand of Bluetooth headphones, and many users blame it on OS X Yosemite, since it hasn’t seemed to occur much in OS X Mavericks. Also, while some users say it’s an issue on older Macs that don’t have Bluetooth 4.0, many users running newer Macs that have Bluetooth 4.0 built-in are also reporting having the same problem with their Bluetooth headphones.
As for the WiFi problem, ever since the release of OS X Yosemite, many users have taken to Apple’s Support Forums to state their displeasure about WiFi problems with the new operating system, and it seems Apple heard them loud and clear, as version 10.10.1 that was released back in November explicitly aimed to fix WiFi problems for Mac users, but it’s actually been anything but.
While some Mac users are saying that the update fixed their WiFi problems on their Mac, many other users have stated that the update simply doesn’t fix it.
Unfortunately, many OS X Yosemite users have been experiencing random WiFi connection drops ever since the new OS’s release, which isn’t anything new to OS X users in general, as OS X Mavericks came with the same issues for many users.
There have been many temporary fixes proposed by various users, and while they don’t seem to fix the WiFi issues 100% of the time, they at least work temporarily until the problem comes back again, and seeing how this latest update doesn’t fix the problem, it’s spelling bad news for Apple.
Both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 have introduced a world of problems for users. You may remember when iOS 8.0.1 released, when it essentially made iPhones unusable by ruining Touch ID and disabling LTE for good. Apple eventually had to pull the update and release another update to fix the problems.
There are a handful of fixes for OS X Yosemite WiFi problems that you can try out, some of which may work and some of which may not. Some easy fixes that you can try is to make sure that the WiFi network you’re connecting to is on a 2.4GHz network. You can also try turning off Bluetooth, which has weirdly fixed the issue for some users. Otherwise, you should just wait for the 10.10.2 update to roll around.