Following on from the new AirPods Pro yesterday, as well as tvOS 13.2, an update for HomePod and iOS 13.2 – Apple has now released a new update for macOS Catalina with a few similar features to what was included with iOS 13.2.
macOS Catalina 10.15.1 includes all the new Emoji from iOS 13.2, including the yawn, waffle, sloth and onion – plus many, many more.
Like iOS 13.2, 10.15.1 includes support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video and the opt-out feature for Siri recordings.
How do I update?
Updating macOS Catalina is a bit different to how it was in the older versions of OS X and macOS, with older Mac versions you would see the new updates within the Mac App Store but now OS updates have moved to the System Preferences app, under ‘Software Update’
“The macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update includes updated and additional emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings, as well as bug fixes and improvements.
– Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji
– Introduces support for AirPods Pro
– HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection
– HomeKit enabled routers let you control how your HomeKit accessories communicate over the internet or in your home
– Adds support for AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in scenes and automations
– Privacy settings to control whether or not to help improve Siri and Dictation by allowing Apple to store audio of your Siri and Dictation interactions
– Option to delete your Siri and Dictation history from Siri Settings
This update also includes the following bug fixes and improvements:
– Restores the ability to view file names in the All Photos view in Photos
– Restores the ability to filter by favorites, photos, videos, edited, and keywords in Days view in Photos
– Fixes an issue where Messages would only send a single notification when the option to repeat alerts was enabled
– Resolves an issue that caused Contacts to launch to the previously opened contact instead of the contact list
– Adds a two-finger swipe gesture for back navigation in Apple News
– Resolves issues that may occur in the Music app when displaying playlists inside folders and newly added songs in the Songs list
– Improves reliability of migrating iTunes library databases into the Music, Podcasts, and TV apps
– Fixes an issue where downloaded titles were not visible in the Downloads folder in the TV app”