Apple releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

Apple today released OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 which improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

This update:

• Improves Wi-Fi reliability
• Improves the reliability of Handoff and AirDrop
• Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
• Fixes an issue that prevented Mail from deleting messages in an offline Exchange account
• Fixes an issue that prevented importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable
• Improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos

Enterprise content:
• Resolves an issue where reinstalling a configuration profile containing a certificate payload causes the certificates to be removed instead of updated
• Resolves an issue that caused multiple authentication prompts in Safari when using NTLM authentication
• Allows for deferred enablement when using the “fdesetup” command to enable FileVault with mobile accounts

For detailed information about the security content of this update, see Apple Security Updates.


  1. First blush: Wi-Fi connects more quickly; start-up and shut-down are faster; Disk Utility “First Aid” progress bar doesn’t work (until process is complete, although with multiple redundant entries listed ~ and, of course, Disk Utility is still screwed-up); Mail is SOS ~ “same ole’ shit” (despite clean install [numerous since Mavericks], previously deleted e-mails continue to be displayed under “Previous Recipients” ~ you just have to love that Apple-NSA connection). Waiting to see how the update functions after a week of use.

    1. The New! Improved! Disk Utility is a sad joke, not unlike a few other pieces of nicely-functioning OS X / iOS software that Apple just couldn’t keep their hands off of…

  2. OMG!! Speedplay, omalansky, and cozmot and all the rest (you know who you are)…

    If you dislike Apple this much, just what do you think of Chrome, and Microsoft … anything (Zune??)???? I mean, ok, Apple is not perfect but one or two words of, “Nice, or cool, etc” might be good.

    I guess its the new normal for younger people (you guys are younger) to hate on everything no matter the issue.

    I mean, its a FREE upgrade, something Android people never see (98% anyway) and it makes your product run better.. NOT PERFECT,,, just better..

    “Thanks Tim, appreciate the free upgrades. Have a nice Holiday!”
    Just saying.

    1. Jeez, man, “hate”? You are reading waay too much into this. Take a pill or something, elder, and chill out. Some of us have been Apple customers a long time (I’ve been an Apple guy since the Apple II); so much for your swipe at the “younger” ones). Some of us experienced people remember when Apple was more careful and diligent about updates. Now go take a fricken nap.

    2. eldernorm, I don’t know how old you are, but I am 70 years old and have been using a Mac since the late 1980s. My reaction is based on watching years of elegant, functional, and really cool features in releases of the Mac OS. Over the years, I’ve been like a child at Christmas waiting for that “WOW!” moment. In recent years, the Mac OS has been kicked aside, dummied down, and redesigned with bland, dull, and insipid icons. In addition, once functional software programs have been reduced to Fischer-Price garbage! As to Tim Cook, what OS can be point to as a “shining accomplishment” under his watch? I suspect you associate “free” as good, as opposed to “who would pay for some of this crap.” Your words of wisdom are like the old adage: “You are entitled to your opinion, even if it’s wrong.” People believe what they want to believe, even when confronted with the truth.

      1. The desktop GUI metaphor is now over 30 years old. Do you really expect to continue to be wowed? It’s tired. The major WOW happened with iOS. That WAS the next significant shift in computing. People who expect OS X to have major new features while at the same time wanting to remain the same are completely delusional.

        Apple is not giving up on the Mac and they are not neglecting it. It’s utility and functionality have hit a pinnacle, just as the hardware has.

        1. Yes, I do expect to be delighted by Apple quality. That’s why I have always paid the Apple premium price, to get the superior product.

          I understand that for some people, computers are little more than disposable toys and media consumption devices. But there is a large number of Mac users who need performance and utility too. When Apple puts stupid fashion choices and inefficient buggy software with horrid illegible GUIs out, and makes users install an incessant string of updates, constantly trying to keep Apple products working together with Apple products, then we have a big problem. The value is just not there anymore. All the complexity that Apple is pushing on users is getting to be too much. The the mandatory Apple accounts, the iCould (sic), the failed Handoff, the clunky iTunes, the unusable Mail and Calendar, the one-way upgrades, the lack of continued product support, the lack of notification before abandoning products, the “replacement” of software with inferior versions with features removed, that sealed hardware, the refusal to update Mac accessories/displays/etc (most of which are insanely overpriced), the forced overpriced port adapters, the RAM overpricing, releasing products that are not even close to competitive with current standards, while snobifying retail stores and charging the highest prices in the industry …. all of it adds up to a crappy user experience. Windows 7 is more stable and less buggy than Yosemite and everything since.

          Sorry, but Apple deserves all the criticism it’s getting since Cook took over. Apple used to distinguish itself by offering STABILITY EFFICIENCY VALUE and above all a PLEASURABLE USER EXPERIENCE. Today none of the above are noticeable compared to the competition, and it ain’t because the competition is any better now than they were 5 years ago.

    3. Eldernorm, most people with the exception of a few trolls on this site are avid Apple fans. Age shouldn’t come into it, I’ve been an Apple super fan for 17 years and I loveApple products. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be criticising Apple when it screws up. Over the past few years Apple’s standards are not what they once were and some of the decision making is questionable, I see nothing wrong with people who love Apple to voice their concerns. But I’m sure I’m not the only one who no longer trusts new updates to software. I used to excitedly download new updates to OSX or iOS on release day, I stopped doing this 2 years ago because these days there are just too many problems l now wait at least 6 month before downloading any new Apple software, once bitten twice shy. In my case bitten multiple times. Then I could also mention the fact that my old iPhone 4 is now unusable because I foolishly “upgraded to iOS 7”, same with my original iPad, now practically unusable after updates. Both were working fine but I have no way to uninstall and load old operating systems Apple has started to alienate its customers. I have much newer hardware too but that’s not the point I’m really annoyed that Apple has made my perfectly usable hardware practically obsolete. Apple maps is still broken here in the UK, I dropped Apple Music and went back to Spotify, I wanted to love It I really did but it’s just plain messy. I want an iPad pro but there are no pencils available. The battery pack for the iPhone 6/6s don’t get me started. The list of gripes has gone from very few 5 years ago to a lot present day. There’s nothing better than Apple out there so I keep using their products. But if they keep going on the way they are eventually there will be enough straws to break this camel’s back. Was that OK Eldernorm to express my honest opinion?

  3. Is it me or part of the update, I have an icon up on top which says open display preferences. Click and it opens system preferences for display and mirroring if checked. Haven’t touched anything in system preferences at all prior to this.

  4. Was really hoping it would fix the Home Sharing bug. No matter what I do Photos (from the Photos app) will not load on the Apple TV (new or gen 3) from my iMac. Movies, TV Shows, etc all work fine but Photos will not load. Maybe they’ll release an iTunes update soon too.

  5. Why down voting me and snpennell98mecom? As for myself, just asking if anyone had this issue and for the other person below the guy had some issues. Simply just stating something and asking a question.

  6. I’m with Speedplay (minus the angst) on this one. I’ve been using Macs since 1992, which compared to some makes me a relative newbie.

    My main issue here is that I’m waiting to replace my ageing 2007 iMac with a 27 inch Skylake chip based model and I’m not prepared to go through Apple’s version of Russian Roulette with El Capitan. Normally I don’t jump into new operating systems until there is a three at the end. With the latest OS I’m looking at a two being the last digit. So my question is, is Mail safe to use and what is the consensus on the OS overall.

    Frankly this is nuts. I want to buy a new Mac but I’m delaying it because I’m uncertain over the stability of the new OS. Why the hell can’t Apple do what it use to do and that means putting the user experience first and foremost and then mucking around with the fairy floss? It isn’t rocket science and frankly after what I’ve been experiencing over the last couple of years (the iTunes app comes to mind) I’m really beginning to wonder if this is the same company I fought for so hard all those years ago.

  7. I’m still using Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite. I have Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan on an external drive, but at this time I’m not putting it on my main drive. I’ll just say it here. Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan is to unstable and a down right piece of junk for a new OS. Thanks a lot Apple!!!!!

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