Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 to the public. The update contains fixes for several bugs, and should also improve stability, security and overall system performance. Therefore, the new version is recommended for installation by everyone who already has High Sierra.
Alternatively, macOS Sierra and Mac OS X El Capitan users can download the 2017-002 Sierra and 2017-005 El Capitan Security Updates. They are also recommended for installation by users who have installed system versions 10.12.6 and 10.11.6.
The postscript to macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update talks about improved compatibility of USB audio devices, VoiceOver navigation and Mail. Also in the new version the 'root' bug and a bug related to the network have been fixed.
How to download and install macOS High Sierra 10.13.2
Always back up your device before installing any update. The easiest way to do this is with Time Machine.
- Open the menu Apple and select App Store.
- Go to the Updates tab and click Download on the macOS13.2 page.
On Mac App Store the update is called 'macOS 10.13.2 Update 10.13.2'.
MacOS Sierra and Mac OS X El Capitan security updates
Users with Sierra or El Capitan versions installed will find 'Security Update 2017-002 Sierra' and 'Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan' in Updates.
While the updates are minor, it is still recommended to make a copy of the Mac before installing them.
Alternatively, users can download the macOS High Sierra Combo Update or regular updates from the Support site Apple. It's easy to use Combo Update, but only if you consider yourself an advanced user. It is especially convenient to upgrade multiple computers in this way or upgrade from a previous version of the system (for example, from 10.13.0 to 10.13.2).
Description of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2
The postscript to the update in App Store says the following:
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Update contains a number of enhancements to improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
In this update:
Improved compatibility with certain third party USB audio devices.
Improved VoiceOver navigation when working with PDFs in Preview.
Improved compatibility of braille displays with Mail.
Also available for download are watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2 and iOS 11.2.