macOS Big Sur is the 17th and Year 2020's major release of macOS, Apple Inc.'s operating system for Macintosh computers. The successor to macOS Catalina, it was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 22, 2020, and was released to the public on November 12, 2020
macOS Big Sur elevates the most advanced desktop operating system in the world to a new level of power and beauty. Experience Mac to the fullest with a refined new design. Enjoy the biggest Safari update ever. Discover new features for Maps and Messages. And get even more transparency around your privacy.
The all-new Safari. It’s love at first site.
Whether you’re streaming, searching, or just browsing, Safari is the best way to surf the web on all your Apple devices. And its biggest update ever brings brand-new customization options, improves on industry-leading performance and battery life, and introduces powerful features designed to protect your privacy.
Safari uses Intelligent Tracking Prevention to identify trackers and helps prevent them from profiling or following you across the web. Click the Privacy Report button in your Safari toolbar for an instant snapshot of the cross-site trackers Safari is actively preventing from profiling you on that web page. And a new weekly Privacy Report on your start page shows how Safari protects your browsing across all the websites you visit.
Better ways to find your way.
Updated to make the most of your big display, Maps on Mac makes trip planning fast and easy. Powerful new features let you easily research destinations in advance. And new ways to navigate take the guesswork out of getting there.
Once macOS Big Sur is installed, software updates begin in the background and finish faster than before — so it’s easier than ever to keep your Mac up to date and secure.
AirPods automatic device switching
AirPods seamlessly switch between your active devices paired to the same iCloud account — making it even easier to use them with your Apple devices.
Editing in Photos
Create standout photos with expanded editing capabilities, including an improved Retouch tool powered by machine learning.
HomeKit Secure Video notifications
Cameras that support HomeKit Secure Video can now take advantage of Face Recognition and Activity Zones, allowing you to tailor notifications to specific people or specific areas in your camera’s view.