About the macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update

This update is recommended for all macOS Sierra users.

The Apple macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update:

  • Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones.
  • Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates.
  • Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp.
  • Adds support for more digital camera RAW formats.
  • Resolves an issue, affecting some enterprise and education customers, that may cause the system date to be set to the year 2040.
  • Prevents a potential kernel panic when starting up from a NetInstall image. This fix is available when starting up from a NetInstall image created from the macOS 10.12.5 installer.


See Apple Security Updates for detailed information about the security content of this update.

Learn how to get this macOS update.


Source: About the macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update - Apple Support