Apple just released macOS 10.12.2 to the public, so in today’s video I’m going to give you a guided tour of everything that’s new or missing.
Check it out below.
New features in macOS 10.12.2
As (almost) always with software updates, macOS 10.12.2 brings bug fixes and stability improvements. This update will be especially important if you’re a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar owner, as it should iron out a few bugs.
The macOS update also brings the ability to take screenshots of the Touch Bar, similar to the way you do for a regular screenshot. This is accomplished via two new shortcuts: shift, command + 6), which will take a screenshot of the entire Touch Bar, and control + shift + command + 6, which will store it on your clipboard so you can paste it where needed.
Bye-bye, battery life estimates
The most annoying change within the macOS update is a feature that’s been revoked for MacBook users.
Apple removed the estimated time remaining feature previously found at the top right of the MacBook toolbar. Now it just shows the power source, along with any apps currently using a significant amount of battery power. That means that if you’d like an estimate of the remaining time your MacBook will keep running, you’re going to need to download a third-party app.
With macOS 10.12.2, Apple also improved the reliability and setup of Auto Unlock (which can be found in Preferences >> Security and Privacy). I’ve personally never had any issues with Auto Unlock, although I don’t use it all too often, but let me know in the comments section below if you’ve noticed an improvement with the new update.
On top of all of that, the macOS update also brings three new wallpapers, which you may have seen at some Apple keynotes, as well as all the new emojis that iPhone users got earlier this week with iOS 10.2.
The macOS 10.12.2 update is available now for free on the Mac App Store.