macOS Big Sur 11.7.3 Issues, Problems, Bugs & Security Fixes
Apple has also released macOS Big Sur 11.7.3 (20G1116) with security fixes for older Macs that are unable to run macOS Monterey or Ventura! Let’s check out the fixes as well as any new issues, problems or bugs!
macOS 11.7.3 Update
- As usual, this release is available over-the-air in System Preferences -> Software Update for all Macs that are still running macOS Big Sur!
- Click Update Now and be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed!
Important: This release comes together with the Safari 16.3 update! You can install both updates or leave out Safari for the moment, considering the issues already reported here.
macOS Big Sur 11.7.3 Features
As expected, this update doesn’t include any new features. Releases for older Mac models are mainly focusing on “important security fixes” and are recommended to all users that aren’t able to upgrade to macOS Monterey or Ventura!
Nevertheless, if any changes are reported, we will update them here:
- To be updated!
macOS 11.7.3 Security Fixes
Apple has patched no less than 7 vulnerabilities in this update. You can check all the details in this Security support document.
macOS Big Sur 11.7.3 Issues
Problems reported in this version are tracked here:
- 1. Safari issues have been reported for this release including:
– website favicons missing
– bookmarks listed now in random order
– emojis in bookmarks and bookmarks missing
– ‘frequently visited’ is empty.
Tip: More details and available workarounds are updated here.
- 2. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments.)
Have you installed macOS 11.7.3 on Mac? Did you notice any changes or bug fixes not mentioned here? Share your feedback in the comments!
Related: Apple has also released iOS 12.5.7 for iPhone 5s, 6 as well as iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch, iOS 15.7.3 for older iPhone and iPad models as well as macOS Monterey 12.6.3.
MacOS 11.7.3 Menu bar icons became black instead of gray.
Thanks for reporting. Does this happen all the time or only when Dark mode is enabled?
It’s my mistake. Color depends of background picture.
Sorry for wrong information.
Not worries. Thanks for the follow up.
Login with Apple watch stopped working. MacOS think that watch not connected to the same iCloud.
Thanks for reporting. Please check out thest fixes and let us know if they help:
Unfortunately not work for me. I done all as described but when I try to tick unlock with watch option MacOS ask me about pass and then says that “Apple Watch must be signed into iCloud to allow it to unlock your Mac”. Of course my watch connected to the same iCloud as my Mac. This happened after last Mac update. Watch was updated to 9.3 early and unlock works as should.
Sorry to hear this. You’ve tried this fix too:
Sure. It also doesn’t work.
In new update Safari all website favicons are in grey instead individual colors as before.
Karien: mine too. Haven’t seen or found a solution yet.
Installed Big Sur OS 11.7.3 and all Safari icons are grey! Took MacBook to Apple Genius Bar and after many attempts they were unable to correct bug. Suggested deleting Safari and starting over, but I declined because it was too invasive for a relative small bug. HOPEFULLY Apple will publish a fix for this bug soon?
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, this should be fixed in an upcoming update.