OS X El Capitan v10.11.4 update

This just popped.  OS X v10.11.4 – a small release but it does have some interesting stuff.  Like being able to passcode protect notes in Notes, and import Evernote files into Notes. Here is a third-party article on this update. Here is a summary of all of the announcements from 3/21/16.

This update:

  • Adds the ability to passcode-protect notes containing personal data in Notes
  • Adds the ability to sort notes alphabetically, by date created, or date modified in Notes
  • Adds the ability to import Evernote files into Notes
  • Adds support for sharing Live Photos between iOS and OS X via AirDrop and Messages
  • Addresses an issue that may cause RAW images to open slowly in Photos
  • Adds the ability for iBooks to store PDFs in iCloud, making them available across all your devices
  • Fixes an issue that prevented loading Twitter t.co links in Safari
  • Prevents JavaScript dialogs from blocking access to other webpages in Safari
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the VIPs mailbox from working with Gmail accounts
  • Fixes an issue that caused USB audio devices to disconnect
  • Improves the compatibility and reliability of Apple USB-C Multiport Adapters

Enterprise content:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause a black screen after logging in as the root user
  • Fixes an issue that prevents using screen sharing to remotely click the Allow button or Always Allow button in Keychain Access
  • Fixes an issue that prevents Migration Assistant from opening when automatic login has been disabled using a configuration profile
  • Fixes an issue that prevents Mail from showing the date and time of certain Microsoft Exchange calendar events
  • Provides compatibility with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client
  • Improves the reliability of connecting to a Personal Hotspot via Wi-Fi

Here is the Security updates info.


  • 3/22/16 – added article link.
  • 3/21/16 – I have updated a MacBook Air with no issues.  Didn’t take long.


3 thoughts on “OS X El Capitan v10.11.4 update

  1. Hi Michael, since I have updated my iMac to this version, the interactive corners and mouse over on menu’s don’t work… or I changed something stupid without knowing I did that 🙂
    Are you familiar with this issue on the new update?

    1. Hi Patricia,

      I did not lose either of those features after my upgrade. Just confirmed now for sure. I googled and found a lot of chatter around this in various versions. Try and disable each corner then enable, and if that doesn’t work do it again but this time change the function of each corner to something else. If none of this works it may be corrupt dock. See this article on how to fix that. http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/33950/hot-corners-for-mission-control-stop-working

      Hope that this helps,


  2. Wow! Thanks Michael for your quick reply. Tot disable and enable or change function did not do the trick unfortunately. Now I go and see for the corrupt dock solution.
    Thanks again!

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