Quick Fixes for macOS Big Sur 11.4 Update Issues
Apple released macOS Big Sur with many bug fixes and performance enhancements. While the latest Big Sur update has been quite helpful to many Mac users in terms of improving the overall experience, it is also proving to be a nightmare for some. If you too are a suffering party due to your Mac’s macOS Big Sur 11.4 update issues, then worry no more. We are here to help you.
One of the most common complaints regarding macOS Big Sur 11.4 is that the F1 and F2 keys (used to adjust brightness) does not work after updating to the latest version; despite the keys showing an increase or decrease in brightness when pressed, nothing happens. The problem was mostly noticed on specific MacBook Pro models. While it is not a foolproof solution, some users have found success by rebooting the MacBook. So, give this hack a shot to see if the F1 and F2 key issue on your MacBook Pro is resolved on rebooting the device.
As shocking as it may sound, the macOS Big Sur 11.4 update has reportedly bricked some older MacBook models. As per reports, the issue has mostly affected the 2013 MacBook Pro and mid-2014 MacBook Pro models. It is worth pointing out these are the oldest MacBook models that work with macOS Big Sur. As for the solution, we would recommend you to downgrade your MacBook as the problem could be due to the ageing hardware.
A fairly good number of M1 MacBook Pros owners have taken to various forums to complain about the Fast User Switching bug that prevents them from closing the screensaver. Due to the ill-functioning of the Fast User Switching, MacBook becomes so unstable that it requires the lid to be closed and open again. Worse, it may even need the Power/Touch ID key to be pressed and Alt-Command-Q to be used for a temporary fix. A workable solution is to disable Fast User Switching by going to the System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar section.
While Apple News is pretty neat and sports a snappier user interface, the first party news app has also faced a rather annoying issue in macOS Big Sur. Based on reports, the app reportedly triggers large background downloads for Mac users. Even though Apple is yet to come up with a reliable fix for this problem, we have discovered a viable solution to avoid the problem.
To get rid of the issue, navigate to the System Preferences on your Mac > Apple ID > iCloud and then uncheck the box for the News to turn off iCloud syncing.
Apart from these major macOS Big Sur problems, complaints about the Bluetooth problems, random freezing of Macs, the unexpected crashing of the software, Touch ID issues and Wi-Fi problems are also doing the rounds.
Since these issues appear to be mostly software related, we would recommend you to wait for the next iteration of macOS Big Sur. Unlike other tech giants, Apple generally takes a close look at issues and offers timely solutions to fix the common as well as miscellaneous macOS issues.
In case the problems persist even after trying these hacks, do not forget to contact the pros as there could be system failure or hardware issues. When it comes to fixing Apple devices with reliable solutions that can withstand the rigorous test of time, Rapid Repair stands out from the rest.
Being present across the country, we have come to be recognised as the most trusted destination for repairing Apple devices including Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and more. So, contact our MacBook repair centre at the earliest to get the notebook fixed.