Download: macOS 10.15.5 Final Version Released With Battery Health Monitoring And More
You can now download macOS 10.15.5 final version for your Mac. Here are the details on the release.
Apple has today released macOS 10.15.5 to the public after a lengthy beta process. The update is available for download for free right now and comes two months after the last version, macOS 10.15.4, was made available.
The new update brings with it the usual array of bug fixes and performance enhancements but the change that will stand out the most is the arrival of a new Battery Health Management feature. MacOS will now try to extend the overall lifespan of a battery by better managing how it charges. In some cases the battery might not be charged to 100% capacity to prevent the battery’s health from deteriorating.
Apple already has a similar feature on the iPhone and it’s now available for the Mac, too.
macOS Catalina 10.15.5 introduces battery health management in the Energy Saver settings for notebooks, an option to control automatic prominence of video tiles on Group FaceTime calls, and controls to fine-tune the built-in calibration of your Pro Display XDR. The update also improves the stability, reliability, and security of your Mac.
There’s one particularly big bug fix that users will be pleased to see, too. Those who found that their Mac was unreliable because the Finder app kept crashing should find things much improved in this release. The issue was most prevalent when large amounts of data was being transferred from one location to another.
We’d suggest all Mac owners update to the latest version of macOS as soon as possible.