Soon after the release of iOS 15.4.1, Apple preferred macOS Monterey 12.3.1. This update fixes external display and game controller bugs that were introduced by macOS 12.3. It’s common for Apple to release minor updates after major updates – to patch fresh bugs and exploits. In addition to the mentioned issues, macOS 12.3.1 also fixes two security vulnerabilities. For this reason, we advise all users to update their Macs to this version as soon as possible.
MacOS Monterey 12.3.1 Change Log
This update fixes the following issues:
– USB-C or Thunderbolt external display does not turn on when connected to Mac Mini (2018) as second display
– Bluetooth devices, such as game controllers, may disconnect from your Mac after playing audio through some Beats headphones
To update your Mac to macOS Monterey 12.3.1:
- launch system Preferences Application.
- click on software update,
- Wait for the page to refresh.
- click on download The button appears once.
- Kill install Once it has finished downloading.
It’s important to keep your Mac connected to a power source during this update. If your Mac runs out of battery during the installation process, you may have a bricked device and lose your local data. To read more about the security patches for this update, Apple has posted a support document that mentions the details.
macOS Monterey 12.3 introduces exciting new additions, including the anticipated Universal Controls, Unicode 14 emoji, and more. This will likely be the last major update to macOS Monterey – as the company potentially begins to focus its attention on the upcoming macOS 13 beta. The first developer beta builds could land this summer, following the conclusion of the main WWDC22 keynote. We expect the company to send official invitations to members of the press as soon as possible.
Were external display and game controller bugs affecting your Mac on macOS 12.3? Let us know in the comments section below.