The final version of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 is now available to download for everyone. Here's how you can install it immediately.
macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Final Version Released With Lots of Bug Fixes
The latest build of macOS Sierra, carrying a version number of 10.12.1 features no more than an epic barrage of bug fixes. Along with that users can expect a variety of performance fixes as well. But nonetheless, here's the complete changelog of the update, as per the Mac App Store. Click on the image to get a larger view.
With the literature aside, let's jump onto the exciting part of the update - installing it.
Install macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Over the Air
First and foremost save everything you're working on since you'll be required to restart your Mac. Once everything is safe and secured well, follow the steps outlined below.
- Connect to the Internet and launch the Mac App Store.
- Click on the 'Updates' tab at the top.
- Install the latest available macOS update.
The overall installation process can take quite a while so be prepared to grab yourself a cup of coffee.
Clean Install macOS Sierra 10.12.1
Instaling macOS over the air is the way to go if you're asking us. But, if for some reason, you want to perform a clean install, then follow the links which we have embedded below.
Perform a clean install of macOS only when you feel that your Mac has slowed down considerably. If everything is running smoothly already then do not bother doing a clean install at all.
There are advantages of performing a clean install, such as improved performance and better battery life on a MacBook. But do not bother with it if everything is running smoothly for you already.
Download macOS Sierra 10.12.1 from Mac App Store
Here's the direct link to macOS Sierra 10.12.1 on the Mac App Store:
We highly recommend downloading macOS Sierra from the Mac App Store and creating a bootable USB drive out of it. It's extremely handy to own in case something goes wrong with your Mac. Just grab yourself a USB 3.0 compatible 8GB external drive and you're good to go. The tutorial for creating the USB is linked above already.
It's highly advised that everyone should go ahead with the update process regardless of which Mac model you have. New macOS updates tend to bring with them a load of performance enhancements which you simply can't ignore. Besides, if you were having any sort of performance related issues on your older Mac, then it's likely the issue has been slightly, if not completely, ironed out.