macOS 11.5 included the following improvements:
- Podcasts Library tab allows the user to choose to see all shows or only followed shows.
This release also fixed the following issues:
- Music may not update play count and last played date in the user's library.
- Smart cards may not work when logging into Mac computers with the M1 chip.
- macOS Big Sur 11.5 (20G71), Apple Developer. 2021-07-21.
- macOS Big Sur 11.5 beta (20G5023d), Apple Developer. 2021-05-19.
- Apple releases macOS 11.5 beta to developers ahead of 11.4 public release by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac. 2021-05-19.
- Apple Seeds First Public Betas of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, and macOS Big Sur 11.5 by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2021-05-20.
- macOS Big Sur 11.5 RC (20G70), Apple Developer. 2021-07-13.
- macOS Big Sur 11.5 RC (20G71), Apple Developer. 2021-07-19.