macOS 10.15.7, iOS 14.0.1, iPadOS 14.0.1, watchOS 7.0.1, tvOS 14.0.1 released

Today Apple released updates across all of their OSes. Minor bug fix updates for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS were released, bringing them all to a .0.1. If you updated to iOS 14 last week I strongly recommend you install these updates right away as they include some important reliability fixes.

What was a big surprise, however, was the macOS 10.15.7 release. Normally Apple releases betas for these macOS updates. There was no beta, so no one knew this update was coming. It addresses some bugs with the 27-inch 2020 iMac, it improves WiFi reliability and iCloud Drive reliability. There are likely other more minor bug and security fixes that aren’t listed so I recommend everyone who is running macOS Catalina go ahead and install it right away.

Apple is preparing to release macOS Big Sur very soon. My guess would be sometime in October. So if you have been waiting for Catalina to reach maturity, this is probably it.

To update

  • Mac: Click the Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update (wait for a few seconds or press Command-R if it doesn’t show).
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch: Open the Settings app > General > Software Update.
  • Apple Watch: First update your iPhone, then on your iPhone tap the Watch app > General > Software Update.
  • AppleTV: Navigate to Settings > System > Software Update.
  • HomePod: HomePod will update itself automatically, but you can push it along manually. Go to the Home app, tap the house icon in the upper left corner, and choose “Software Update” in the “Speakers & TV” section.