Apple includes new ‘Hello’ Screen Saver in macOS Big Sur 11.3

macOS Big Sur 11.3 incorporates a hidden “Hello” screen saver that gives off an impression of being intended for the new iMac models, yet which can likewise be installed on any Mac that is running the 11.3 update.

As laid out by 9to5Mac, the new screen saver isn’t accessible by default, however with a simple set of guidelines, can be gotten to on even non-M1 ‌iMac‌ machines.

On a Mac running ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.3, follow these instructions:

  • Open the System folder.
  • Click on Library.
  • Click on Screen Savers.
  • Drag the “Hello.saver” file to the desktop.
  • Rename the “Hello” file to something else.
  • Double click the file.
  • Follow the instructions to install it.

From that point, you should see the “Hello” screen saver added as an alternative in the list of Mac screen savers accessible in System Preferences > Desktop > Screen Saver > Screen Saver.

The Hello screen saver cycles through different colors, and there are a few themes to look over including “Soft Tones,” “Spectrum,” and “Minimal.” Soft Tones utilizes the pastel colors presented with the new iMacs and coordinating with colored text, while Spectrum utilizes more saturated shades with lighter text. “Minimal” shows the “Hello” wording in black, white, and gray.

By default, the screen saver will display “Hello” in multiple languages, yet you can drive it to utilize just your local language by flipping off “Show ‘hello’ in all languages in the Screen Saver Options.

A “match system appearance” toggle is likewise accessible for use to coordinate with light and dark mode preferences.