OS X El Capitan Security Update 2016-011 Released – How To Download

Uzair Ghani
Posted Sep 1, 2016
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Apple has released Security Update 2016-011 for OS X El Capitan users. Here’s how you can download it right away, and why you should.

Security Update 2016-011 Comes With Critical Security Patches – Recommended For All El Capitan Users

Apple pushes out security patches for its desktop operating system on a very rare basis. But when it does, it’s a clear sign that a major security loophole was patched in the background. Today, the Cupertino company has done the same yet again, releasing an important security update for all El Capitan users, and we’ll show our readers how they can update their Macs right away.

1. Assuming that you’re connected to the Internet, launch the Mac App Store.

2. Now click on the ‘Updates’ tab at the top of the Mac App Store window.

3. Wait for a few seconds until the Mac App Store is done refreshing. Once it is, the new Security Update 2016-011 will pop right up.

4. Click on the ‘Update’ button next to it and wait for it to download and install.

You will be required to restart your Mac to complete the installation therefore save all your work before initiating the download.

Apple not waiting to push out this security update in an upcoming point release of OS X El Capitan is a clear enough sign that this is an extremely important download. Therefore we recommend ever single El Capitan user out there to follow the steps outlined above to grab the latest security fixes from Apple itself.

The download might take a while to complete, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. And given the update weighs in over 400MB in total, we really can’t take this update for granted in any way. Hence launch the Mac App Store and install every single update you see from Apple under the ‘Updates’ tab.

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