New features on macOS Big Sur
macOS Big Sur gives a new look to Dock, Finder and even app icons on the MacBook and other Macs. The Control Centre feature on iPhone and iPad now comes to Macs with the new OS update. The notification centre also gets a new look and feel.
Safari also gets new features, including a new customisable start page where users can add a personal background image, Reading List, iCloud Tabs, and more. Safari comes with a new Privacy Report feature that gives users an instant snapshot of trackers Safari prevents from profiling them on the web. New tools like data breach password monitoring keep an eye out for saved passwords that may have been compromised — all without revealing a user’s account information, not even to Apple.
Messages on MacBook also gets a big upgrade and offers new tools to help users manage their group conversations. Users can pin conversations to the top of their Messages list for fast access, and search has been completely redesigned to help users quickly find links, photos, and matching terms.
What Macs support macOS Big Sur
Apple’s latest OS update for Macs will be compatible with the following devices:
- MacBook introduced in 2015 or later
- MacBook Air introduced in 2013 or later
- MacBook Pro introduced in late 2013 or later
- Mac mini introduced in 2014 or later
- iMac introduced in 2014 or later
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro introduced in 2013 or later
How to install macOS Big Sur
Installing macOS Big Sur is quite simple. Simply to go Apple Menu (the Apple logo on top left) > Click on System Preference > Click Software Update.