Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5
Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.5, bringing bug fixes and performance improvements alongside an all-new Battery Health Management feature designed to reduce the chemical ageing of a MacBook’s battery and extend its lifespan.
The intelligent Battery Health Management feature works very much like the version found on iOS. It monitors the health of the MacBook’s battery and charges the machine as and when it detects it should do to meet the users usage history.
For example, if the Mac learns a user continually keeps their machine on charge it won’t constantly pump power to the battery, instead only charging when necessary to reduce wear on the battery caused as a result of chemical ageing.
Additionally, the update fixes an issue that may prevent Reminders from sending notifications for recurring reminders and resolves a bug where System Preferences would continue to show a notification badge even after installing an update.
macOS Catalina 10.15.5 introduces battery health management in the Energy Saver settings for notebooks, an option to control automatic prominence of video tiles on Group FaceTime calls, and controls to fine-tune the built-in calibration of your Pro Display XDR. The update also improves the stability, reliability, and security of your Mac.
Users can upgrade to macOS Catalina 10.15.5 through the System Preferences app.