Install macOS Big Sur 11.6.8 If You're Having Issues
If your Mac has been struggling with bugs and/or performance issues on macOS Big Sur 11.6.7 or an older version of macOS, you should think about giving macOS Big Sur 11.6.8 a shot.
macOS Big Sur 11.6.8 doesn't have any known bug fixes on board but new versions of macOS have been known to fix unlisted issues.
The macOS Big Sur 11.6.8 update could fix performance issues like severe battery drain, busted Wi-Fi connectivity, UI lag, Bluetooth problems, random reboots, lockups and freezes, and various issues with first-party applications.
If you missed macOS Big Sur 11.6.7, it fixed an issue where Mail and apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, cannot open attachments if the app required to open the file is already running.
If you missed macOS 11.6, Apple says it fixed a permissions error when using a scanner on a Mac. If you've been dealing with a scanner issue on an earlier version of macOS, you should probably install the latest version of macOS Big Sur.
If you missed macOS Big Sur 11.5.2, note that it had unspecified bug fixes on board. Apple didn't call them out in the update's change log, but you'll get those fixes with your upgrade.
If you missed macOS Big Sur 11.5 update, it had two bug fixes on board:
If you've been dealing with one of these problems, and you missed macOS Big Sur 11.5, you'll want to install the latest version in the near future.
If you missed macOS Big Sur 11.4, you'll get its fixes. It had five bug fixes on board:
If you skipped macOS Big Sur 11.3, it had a number of bug fixes on board. Here's the full list:
If you missed macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 and macOS Big Sur 11.2.2, you'll get additional bug fixes with your upgrade.
macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 prevented MacBook Pro (2019 or later) and MacBook Air (2020 or later) models from incurring damage when connected to certain third-party, non-compliant powered USB-C hubs and docks.
If you missed macOS Big Sur 11.2.1, you'll get its fixes when you upgrade. macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 addressed an issue that could prevent the battery from charging in some 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models.
A newer macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 build also fixed a very serious installation issue where not having enough free space available for a macOS Big Sur update could lead to potential data loss.
If you missed Apple's macOS Big Sur 11.2 update, you get its bug fixes with your upgrade. macOS Big Sur 11.2 included the following fixes:
If you skipped macOS Big Sur 11.1's, you get its bug fixes too. Here's what was on board Apple's macOS Big Sur 11.1 update:
If you can't seem to find a fix for your issues, you should consider moving up to the latest version of macOS Big Sur. It could help.
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