Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.5 with Podcasts App Improvements and Music App Fix

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Apple has today released macOS Big Sur 11.5. This appears to be a relatively minor update for a single dot release, bringing only one change and a couple of fixes according to the release notes.

Our testing suggests that the following issue has been addressed in macOS Big Sur 11.5:

As we always stress, we can make no claims on the completeness or accuracy of our testing. We are only a small team, and it is simply impossible for us to test all devices, configurations, applications, and use cases. Accordingly, to help us ensure that the information on this page is as complete and accurate as possible, please let us know in the comments of any fixes; enhancements; or regressions that you find in your own use of this release.

Release Notes

macOS Big Sur 11.5 includes the following improvements for your Mac:

  • Podcasts Library tab allows you to choose to see all shows or only followed shows

This release also fixes the following issues:

  • Music may not update play count and last played date in your library
  • Smart cards may not work when logging into Mac computers with the M1 chip

How to Update

To install macOS Big Sur 11.5, choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, click the Software Update preference pane, and click the Update Now button to begin the update process. If other updates are available, you can click "More info" to see details about them and select specific updates to install.

More information on how to update the software on your Mac is available on this Apple Support page.

If you discover any fixes, regressions or changes of note during your own use of this release, please let us know by posting a comment below.

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Submitted by PaulMartz on Monday, July 26, 2021

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Our testing suggests that the following issue has been addressed in macOS Big Sur 11.5: Using VoiceOver's, "Say all," command now reads webpages reliably.