Mac OS X Lion 7.2 with iCloud support now available

Mac OS X Lion 7.2 now available

To coincide with iOS 5, Apple today has released Mac OS X Lion 7.2 which plugs Apple's desktop OS into the same iCloud that just started powering mobile.

Here's Lion:

The 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices. iCloud on OS X Lion includes the following features:

  • iCloud stores your email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices.
  • Back to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet.
  • Find My Mac helps find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data.

Getting started with iCloud is easy. After installing the update, OS X will automatically present an iCloud setup panel. Simply enter an existing Apple ID or create a new one and then follow the on screen instructions. To learn more about iCloud visit

The 10.7.2 update also includes Safari 5.1.1 as well as fixes that:

  • Allow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.
  • Enable dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.
  • Address an issue that causes the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps.
  • Improve the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
  • Address an issue that causes Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.
  • Improve VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.
  • Address an issue that causes a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.
  • Enable booting in to Lion Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
  • Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
  • Improve Active Directory integration.

For detailed information about Safari 5.1.1, please visit this website:

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:

For information on the security content of this update, please visit:

If you're downloading now, let us know how it goes for you, and when you get iCloud up and running, tell us how it works.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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There are 17 comments. Add yours.

kch50428 says:

Yeah, iPhoto 9.2 is out too... so I'll have to hit the apple & run software update again after my OSX download is done... it's downloading in spurts.

Andrew McCreath says:

1.24GB and 10hrs later I'll let you know how it goes...
Looks like the Apple servers & network are taking a royal beating at the moment!!

Ruchir Raju-Deepti says:

I am a developer and want to upgrade from my 10.7.2 beta (11C26) release to public release, but software update shows no updates available for me. I want to upgrade to public release, is there any way to do it?

Michael Scott Allen says:

If you were truly a developer, you'd have the multiupdater. It's not available for download yet, but it should be in your developer center.

Ruchir Raju-Deepti says:

Nope, not yet.
Can you see it? The recent build should be 11C74.

Ruchir Raju-Deepti says:

Got em!
You need to be Dev to get it!
Good Luck!

dloveprod says:

Woo Hoo 888 mbytes on their way. 10.7.2 I'm so excited. :-)

PensiveCub says:

I've got a 3 hour download time. Ugh

Billy says:

Any idea when iCloud for Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) will (if ever) be released?

kellyro says:

@Billy - as I understand it, you must have OSX Lion in order to use iOS 5 and iCloud. I don't think they're going to make it compatible with older OS.

Billy says:

@Kelly That's not entirely true, because I was able to download iTunes 10.5 and install iOS 5 on both my iPhone 4 and my iPad 2 with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). I also was able to setup iCloud on both my iOS devices. Furthermore, iPhoto 9.2 and Safari 5.1.1 (w/ Reading List) were also available download, so the only thing I really need now is an update for SL so I can use iCloud for my contacts and iCal... That's it, that is all I'm asking!

marianogalan23 says:

Downloading 3 items (10 % done) about 7 hours to go!!!! Now 8 hours...., now 10 ughh!

MichelleRo says:

I really don't want to have to upgrade to OS X Lion in order to use iCloud.. grr

ilostmycalendar says:

anyone know where the "on my mac" calendar went after the 7.2 upgrade? mine disappeared and anything from that calendar was automatically moved to icloud. I don't particularly want to sync all calendars and that "on my mac" calendar was perfect for localised events. Where'd it go?

Maritza Brindger says:

Please, make it work on 4s with iOS 5!