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4 Reasons Not to Install macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 & 11 Reasons You Should

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Don't Install If Your Situation is Fluid or You're Traveling

Don't Install If Your Situation is Fluid or You're Traveling

If you're hunkered down at home trying to weather the coronavirus, if you're a first responder that uses your Mac, or if you are you unable to spend time on the phone with Apple if something goes wrong after the update, you should wait to install until a later date.

There's a chance macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 works fine on your Mac, but it takes a while to install the update and there is always a chance something could go wrong.

You might not want to deal with 1) waiting an hour for an update to install, 2) finding help with some Apple Stores closed, and/or 3) dealing with apps or services that aren't working.

If any of these things concern you, you might want to hold off until we know more about macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 and its performance.

If you are preparing to go on a trip or if you're in the middle of a trip, you might want to hold off on the installation. 

macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 has the potential to cause problems and that's probably the last thing you want to be dealing with on a fun trip with your family or on an important business trip. 

If you're going to be away from home and away from your backups, we highly recommend holding off on an upgrade.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Cindy

    01/26/2021 at 8:08 am

    Big Sur is terrible. My computer runs so much slower I’m ready to throw it out the window. Don’t download this program.

  2. Bob Gardner

    01/26/2021 at 9:28 am

    cannot maintain connectivity of screen share. One or both of us lose screen control. constant disconnects and frequent reboots. covid forced at-home business is getting impossible with Big Sur.

    I have a brand new 2019 MacBook Pro and my partner has a fairly new 2016 MacBook Pro. We were doing just fine on Catalina then switched to Big Sur and everything went to hell…we gave it a week to settle in with all of its syncing and updating stuff but then found that performance issues and bugs like entire system shut downs and black screen and spinning wheels started happening… this is supposed to be the best hardware we can buy and yet hampered by Big Sur and its issues is causing us to rethink going back to Catalina.

  3. Trevor Martin

    02/28/2021 at 2:32 am

    I have a MacBook Pro 2016. Big Sur automatically updated and as a result I can no longer use the MBP as a clam when connected to my BenQ 2700 monitor that I need for photo editing. When I try to log into my MBP in clam mode the screen goes blank after about 10 seconds and says it is not receiving a signal. Seriously! This latest update was supposed to sort a few things out for 2019/20 MBP …. not f**k a 2016 model… Unbelievable. Thanks Apple..

  4. Richard Welliver

    03/03/2021 at 7:40 pm

    Big Sur update 11.2.1 and now 11.2.2 will not update on my iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019) It seems to download but when installing i get a error message that there is a problem with my internet connection.

  5. Michelle

    03/10/2021 at 2:01 am

    I have updated my MacBook Air late 2020 to 11.2.3.
    Can’t really see any difference. Since I bought the
    new MacBook the only problem I’ve had (which is very
    annoying) is that the auto login option is greyed out
    and I cannot disable the automatic login. In Library/
    Preferences the com.apple.autologin etc. is missing.
    Surprisingly enough I installed MacOs Catalina on my
    old MacBook Air mid 2012 and it works perfectly.

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