Apple has released version 10.15.2 of macOS Catalina. In addition to the necessary bug fixes, the update includes renewed support for iTunes Remote, allowing iPhone and iPad users to control the Music and TV apps on their computers.
With macOS Catalina 10.15.2, many iPhone and iPad users will be able to use iTunes Remote again after more than two months. With the transition from iTunes to the two separate apps Music and TV, one of the novelties in Catalina, iTunes Remote has been unusable with this operating system since early October. The name iTunes Remote will remain for now, because previous macOS versions still have iTunes.
MacOS 10.15.2 also mainly contains bug fixes, including for the Music app. For example, this application can make use of the column view again and fixes problems with the album art and the equalizer settings.
In Photos, issues were fixed with support for certain avi and mp4 files and with the display of newly created folders. The update also fixes an issue where manually sorted images in an album may have been printed or exported out of order.
macOS Catalina 10.15.2 further fixes some bugs in the Mail, Reminders, and Notes components, and also improves the reliability of syncing books and audiobooks to an iPad or iPhone via the Finder.
According to the MacRumors website, the update may also resolve a problem with the 16-inch MacBook Pro’s speakers. Many buyers of this new laptop have reported creaking speakers in recent weeks. After the release of macOS Catalina 10.15.2, several users reported that these issues appear to have been resolved.
Coinciding with macOS 10.15.2, Apple also released new versions of iOS, iPadOS, and a number of applications, including Garageband and iMovie.