The release of a new update to OS X Yosemite is right around the corner, as Apple has seeded the sixth beta to OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers.
The beta, as well as several of the past betas focuses on WiFi, Mail, Bluetooth, and VoiceOver, meaning that the final update will likely fix issues with these four features. Many OS X Yosemite users have experienced ongoing problems with WiFi since the operating system launched back in October, and an update that released a month later didn’t really fix the issue.
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.
You can also try restarting your router and changing the wireless channels that your WiFi network operates on.
OS X Yosemite was first announced back in June during Apple’s annual WWDC developers conference and it has spent the summer in beta form for developers to test out and report any bugs. The OS has seen multiple beta releases over the past month or so for version 10.10.2, and we should be seeing that update release in the near future.
This new version of OS X comes with some pretty sweet features, including an all-new look and feel that finally puts OS X on par with iOS 7 and iOS 8, thanks to the translucent windows and menus, as well as a flatter design overall, with redesigned icons that mimic iOS 7 icons, but still include some depth so that there’s still a bit of that classic OS X feel.