Category: MacOS Big Sur

How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

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Are you having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Mac after updating it to macOS Big Sur recently? Although connecting to Wi-Fi networks on a Mac is a fairly straightforward procedure for the most part, some users have reported issues with getting the internet to work over Wi-Fi after installing macOS Big Sur.

The most commonly reported macOS Big Sur-related Wi-Fi issues are that the connection drops frequently, won’t reliably connect to wi-fi, or the overall network performance is lacking. This could be due to several reasons ranging from Wi-Fi…

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How to Restore Your M1 Mac if macOS Won't Reinstall

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Apple’s first generation of M1 Macs is slick, but some early adopters are running into a strange error that can render a new computer unusable. Those attempting to perform a full restore of macOS on an M1-equipped Mac or MacBook before upgrading to macOS Big Sur might experience a system-stopping warning over and…

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How to Copy Ringtone to iPhone from MacOS Big Sur & Catalina with Finder

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For Mac users trying to copy ringtones to their iPhone using a modern macOS release like Big Sur or Catalina, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so, and a return to old habits.

Basically, all you need to do is drag and drop the ringtone file from the Mac file system to the iPhone, just like how iTunes used to work too. Of course that changed with later iTunes versions, and for Mojave and High Sierra users with iTunes they
often find they can’t drag a ringtone to iPhone within iTunes, instead that process requires a copy and paste method.

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How to Install MacOS Big Sur on a Mac

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Ready to upgrade to and install macOS Big Sur on your Mac? MacOS Big Sur is here, with it’s redesigned user interface, new icons, new system sounds, and a refreshed general appearance. Of course, there’s plenty of new beyond the visual changes, with new features in Safari, Messages, Photos, and more.

Here we’ll walk through the steps to install macOS Big Sur, and so if you’re interested you’ll be up and running with the latest macOS in no time at all. This method will be covering upgrading from an existing version of MacOS to install MacOS Big Sur,…

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Errors with MacOS Big Sur Downloading; Update Not Found, Installation Failed, Forbidden, etc

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Many Mac users are currently unable to download macOS Big Sur. This could be due to overwhelmed servers, or a number of other issues. If you’re experiencing problems trying to download macOS Big Sur, whether it’s an error message, a failed download, or an incredibly slow download, you’re not alone.

We’ll go over a few common error messages that may be seen when attempting to download macOS Big Sur, with possible remedies as well when available.

“Update not found – the requested version of macOS is not available”

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How to Prepare for MacOS Big Sur

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The official release of macOS Big Sur is here today, November 12, and if you’re thinking of installing the latest and greatest macOS release then you might want to take a few preparations first before jumping ahead with the major Mac system software update.

According to Apple, macOS Big Sur will be the biggest visual change that the operating system has seen in years, along with several other improvements to privacy, Safari, Maps, and Messages. You might be excited to install Big Sur the day Apple starts rolling it out to the general public, but for now, you…

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How to Restore iOS Backups in MacOS with Finder (Big Sur & Catalina)

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As you likely know by now, iOS and iPadOS device backups are handled differently in macOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina compared to Mojave and earlier that ran iTunes. Instead of iTunes for device management, device syncing, backups, and restores are all handled in the Finder now instead.

We’ve already explained how to go about creating a backup of your iPhone or iPad using Finder, but what about restoring that iOS or iPadOS backup? The hope is that you’ll never need it, but here’s how you go about doing it if you’re using macOS 10.15 or later.

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How to Report Bugs to Apple in macOS Big Sur Beta

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Is your Mac currently running the macOS Big Sur Public Beta or Developer Beta? If so, you might be interested in knowing that you can report bugs and glitches directly to Apple using Feedback Assistant.

Feedback Assistant is an app that comes pre-installed when you update your Mac to macOS beta system software. It has been available for years now and features automatic on-device diagnosis, remote bug reporting, and status reports for bugs that you have reported. Developers and participants of the Beta Software Program can use this app to report any sort of…

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How to Flush DNS Cache in MacOS Catalina & Big Sur

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MacOS users may occasionally need to flush DNS cache on their Macs in order to access certain websites, domains, or for troubleshooting purposes. Flushing DNS cache is particularly common with web developers and network admins, but it’s used with some regularity by other advanced users too. This guide will walk through how to flush DNS cache in MacOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina.

If you’re unable to access a website that you visited recently, then of course the first thing you’d check is whether you have a working internet connection. But if you’re only…

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How to Create macOS Big Sur Beta Bootable USB Install Drive

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Advanced Mac users often want to make a boot disk installer for macOS Big Sur beta, allowing for something like a USB flash drive to be used to boot and install macOS Big Sur onto any compatible Mac.

Bootable MacOS installer USB drives provide for the ability to clean install macOS Big Sur, update to macOS Big Sur, install macOS Big Sur beta onto multiple Macs without redownloading the installer, as well as the ability to use Disk Utility to partition and erase a machine, perform Time Machine restorations, and more.

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