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Install macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 If You Own AirPods

Install macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 If You Own AirPods

If you've already bought Apple's new AirPods Max headphones or you're planning to buy a pair, and you skipped macOS Big Sur 11.2.2, macOS Big Sur 11.2.1, macOS Big Sur 11.2 and macOS Big Sur 11.1, you'll want to upgrade your mac to macOS Big Sur 11.2.3. 

macOS Big Sur 11.1 brought support for ‌the new over-ear headphones. Apple says they require devices running iOS 14.3 or later, iPadOS 14.3 or later, macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later, watchOS 7.2 or later, or tvOS 14.3 or later.

For more on Apple's AirPods Max, check out its announcement

If you like to pair your AirPods with your Mac (and other devices), and you haven't moved to macOS Big Sur yet, you should think about installing the new operating system.

After getting macOS Big Sur on board, your AirPods will automatically switch between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac if they're paired to the same iCloud account.

You'll notice a pop-up banner on your Mac and this will help you seamlessly switch the audio over to another device.

Apple says automatic device switching works for all Apple and Beats headphones featuring the Apple H1 headphone chip.

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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