22 June 2020
Last week Apple rolled out the iOS 13.5 to the compatible iPhone models and now it has released the macOS Catalina 10.15.5. The latest update for the Mac notebooks focuses on improving the lifespan of the battery with the help of the new feature called Battery Health Management.
According to what Apple has announced, the new Battery Health Management feature in the macOS 10.15.5 has been designed to improve the battery’s lifespan by reducing the rate at which it chemically ages. The feature performs this action by monitoring the battery’s temperature history and its charging patterns.
When this feature is enabled, the Mac will reduce the peak capacity of the battery to a level that is optimum for your usage. The Energy Saver pane will show the status of the battery condition and recommends if the battery needs to be serviced.
Other notable additions to the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 include a new option to disable automatic prominence in Group FaceTime calls. The update also brings tools to fine-tune the calibration by tweaking the white point and luminance.
Under “What’s new in the updates for macOS Catalina,” Apple also notes that the update brings several bug fixes and other improvements. The new macOS 10.15.5 update addresses an issue that may prevent password entry on the login screen. It fixes an issue where System Preference would continue to show a notification badge even after installing an update. It also fixes a stability issue with uploading and downloading media files from the iCloud Photo library while your Mac is asleep.
The changelog of the macOS 10.15.5 lists all the new features and improvements your Mac would be getting. You can take a look at his long list by following the link provided in the source link.
The update is available through the System Preferences application for Mac users.