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Install for Upgrades to Maps

Install for Upgrades to Maps

If 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, your macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 update includes the upgrade's improvements to Maps.

Air quality is now available in Maps and Siri for locations in mainland China. Data in Maps and Siri reflects updated national scales for Germany and Mexico.

It's also worth noting that health recommendations are provided in Siri for the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico at certain air-quality levels.

If you're still lingering on macOS Catalina, note that Big Sur makes other improvements to Macs and they're particularly interesting if you like to ride bikes.

One of the biggest changes in the new Maps app are new biking directions. Apple's new cycling directions will show you elevation, how busy a street is, and whether there are stairs along the route.

Apple's also added features for electric vehicles. On macOS Big Sur you have the ability to create a route that includes charging stations which is perfect for those of you who like to road trip.

Maps also includes a new feature called Guides which provide a curated list of interesting spots to check out in a city.

So if you like to use your Mac to plan trips, you might want to upgrade today.

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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