macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Now Available for Mac Users

On the same day as iOS 10.1’s public release, Apple has officially begun the roll out of macOS Sierra 10.12.1. This follows a beta process consisting of five different builds, with the most recent being released under a week ago.

Mainly under the hood improvements are present in macOS 10.12.1, however release notes were nevertheless released by Apple. You can check them out below.

The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:

  • Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images taken on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Improves the compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using a Microsoft Exchange account
  • Fixes an issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly when using Universal Clipboard
  • Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with Apple Watch
  • IMproves Security and stability in Safari

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It’s worth noting that this is the last update before Apple’s big Mac event on Thursday that’ll likely introduce macOS 10.12.2 with support for the new hardware being packed into the computers. Expect new betas to arrive for the Mac in a few days from now.


To install macOS Sierra 10.12.1 on your Mac, head over to the “Updates” tab in the App Store and check for updates. There, you’ll find the new build ready to install. Just click the “Update” next to the macOS Sierra 10.12.1 listing and restart your Mac. The process may take a little while, so be patient and don’t turn off your Mac manually if you don’t have to.