New features in macOS Big Sur
macOS Big Sur gives the Dock, Finder, and even app icons a new look on the MacBook and other Macs. The Control Center feature on iPhone and iPad is now available on Mac with the new operating system update. The notification center is also getting a facelift.
Safari also benefits from new features, including a new customizable start page where users can add a personal background image, reading list, iCloud tabs, and more. Safari comes with a new privacy reporting feature that gives users an instant snapshot of trackers that Safari is preventing from profiling them on the web. New tools like Data Breach Password Monitor keep tabs on saved passwords that may have been compromised, all without revealing a user’s account information, not even to Apple.
Messages on MacBook is also getting a big upgrade and has new tools to help users manage their group conversations. Users can pin conversations to the top of their message lists for quick access, and search has been completely redesigned to help users find links, photos, and matching terms quickly.
Which Macs support macOS Big Sur
Apple’s latest operating system update for Mac will be compatible with the following devices:
- MacBook introduced in 2015 or later
- MacBook Air introduced in 2013 or later
- MacBook Pro introduced in late 2013 or later
- Mac mini introduced in 2014 or later
- iMac introduced in 2014 or later
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro introduced in 2013 or later
How to install macOS Big Sur
Installing macOS Big Sur is pretty straightforward. Just go to the Apple menu (the Apple logo on the top left)> Click on System Preferences> Click on Software Update.