Nearby a large number of other platform updates, Apple released OS X 10.11.5 on Monday. A maintenance update for OS X El Capitan and iTunes 12.4, with an enhanced interface and a solution for music libraries being quietly erased.
The iTunes update reintroduces a sidebar for quicker navigation, and uses an improved Media Picker, making it less demanding to switch between different media sorts, for example, music and movies. Both parts can be tweaked to indicate just specific things.
Apple has also spent time attempting to simplify menus, and make it less demanding to flip through content by returning Back and Forward buttons to the interface, both for local libraries and Apple’s online stores and services.
The update should also in principle take care of an issue causing music to be erased from a person’s library without permission. Apple recognized the issue on Friday, promising an iTunes update early this week. While initial suspicion fell on Apple Music, some have faulted a database issue in the past version of iTunes.
Apple has not really expounded on changes in OS X 10.11.5. Release notes specify just bugfixes, performance enhancements, and the disposal of different security vulnerabilities.
For Mac owners, both updates can be downloaded via the Mac App Store. Windows users will need to get the new version of iTunes via the Apple Software Update tool.
Other releases today include iOS 9.3.2, solving glitches with Night Shift and Bluetooth, plus tvOS 9.2.1 and watchOS 2.2.1.