Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.3.1, a minor update to the ‌macOS Monterey‌ operating system launched in October. ‌MacOS Monterey‌ 12.3.1 comes two weeks after the launch of ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.3, an update that brought Universal Control.


The ‌‌‌‌‌‌macOS Monterey‌‌‌ 12.3‌‌.1 update can be downloaded to all eligible Macs by using the Software Update section of System Preferences.

According to Apple’s release notes, ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.3.1 introduces a fix that could cause Bluetooth controllers as game controllers to disconnect from the Mac after playing audio through some Beats headphones. It also addresses a bug that could cause USB-C or Thunderbolt external monitors not to turn on when connected to the 2018 Mac mini as a secondary monitor.

This update addresses the following issues:
– USB-C or Thunderbolt external monitor does not turn on when connected to Mac mini (2018) as another monitor
– Bluetooth devices, such as game controllers, can disconnect your Mac after playing audio through some Beats headphones

‌MacOS Monterey‌ 12.3.1 also addresses two vulnerabilities, including an AppleAVD issue that could allow an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges, and an Intel Graphics Driver issue that could allow an application to read kernel memory.

Apple says that these exploits may have been actively exploited, so it’s a good idea for all users to update as soon as possible.

Today’s ‌macOS Monterey‌ update was also accompanied by iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, tvOS 15.4.1, watchOS 8.5.1 and new 15.4.1 software for HomePod.

Related stories

Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.2.1 with bug fix for Bluetooth battery discharge

Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.2.1, a minor bug fix that comes two weeks after the launch of macOS Monterey 12.2. The ‌‌‌‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.2.1‌‌ update can be downloaded on all qualified Macs by using the Software Update section of System Preferences. According to Apple’s release notes, macOS Monterey 12.2.1 addresses an error that caused Bluetooth devices …

Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.2 with Safari vulnerability fix

Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.2, the second major update to the macOS Monterey update, released in October. macOS Monterey 12.2 comes over a month after the release of the 12.1 update, which brought SharePlay support. The ‌‌‌macOS Monterey 12.2‌‌ update can be downloaded on any qualified Mac by using the Software Update section of System Preferences. Apple also has …

Apple releases macOS Monterey on October 25th

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 10.55 PDT by Sami Fathi

After months of developer and public beta testing, Apple today announced that macOS Monterey will be officially launched on Monday, October 25th. macOS Monterey retains the same design as macOS Big Sur, but includes several improvements across the system. macOS Monterey consists of a completely redesigned Safari, shortcuts for Mac, Quick Note and Universal Control, which come in …

Apple Seeds third public beta of macOS Monterey with universal control

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 10:30 PST by Juli Clover

Apple today unveiled the third beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.3 update to its public beta test team, with the new software coming a week after the second macOS Monterey 12.3 public beta. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12.3 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the correct profile from Apple’s beta software site. …

Apple Seeds macOS Monterey 12.2 release candidate for developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple has today released the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.2 update for developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week, the second beta, and more than a month after the release of macOS Monterey 12.1. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center, and after the relevant profile is installed, the beta version will be …

Apple Seeds second public beta of macOS Monterey with universal control

Apple today sowed the second beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.3 update for its public beta test group, with the new software coming a week after the first macOS Monterey 12.3 public beta. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12.3 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the correct profile from Apple’s beta software site. …

Apple Seeds Fifth macOS Monterey 12.3 Beta for developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today unveiled the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS macOS Monterey 12.3 update for developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week after the release of the fourth macOS Monterey 12.3 beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center, and after the relevant profile is installed, the beta version will be available via the Software Update …

Popular stories

Apple Stores will now refuse to repair iPhones that have been reported missing

Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will now be alerted if an iPhone has been reported missing in the GSMA Device Registry when a customer brings the device in for service, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. If an Apple technician sees a message in their internal MobileGenius or GSX systems indicating that the device has been reported missing, they will …

Apple releases iOS 15.4.1 with fix for battery drain issue

Apple today released iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1, minor updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems released in September. iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 come two weeks after the launch of iOS 15.4. The updates for iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 can be downloaded for free, and the software is available on all qualified devices wirelessly in the Settings app. To access the new …

Google releases Chrome 100 for iOS and desktop with updated icon

Google today released Chrome 100, the latest version of its browser available on Macs, PCs, iPhones and iPads, Android devices and more. Chrome 100 is remarkable because it has the first major icon update for Chrome since 2014. The updated design first appeared in February, and it has a simplified icon with lighter colors and no shadows. Chrome designer Elvin Hu said …

Apple’s Craig Federighi explains why automatic iOS updates often arrive several weeks late

When it comes to downloading iOS software updates, Apple users can reasonably be divided into two camps: those who manually seek updates as soon as Apple releases them, and those who are happy to let their device’s automatic update feature take care of all in the background with minimal input from their side. Although it is generally accepted that you manually press Settings -> …

Hands-on with Apple’s most matte smartphone: 2022 iPhone SE

Last week, Apple introduced the 2022 iPhone SE, an upgraded version of its low-cost smartphone. The 2022 iPhone SE looks identical to the 2020 model and offers only internal upgrades, and it is without a doubt Apple’s most glossy iPhone. So who is it for? Read on to find out what we think. Subscribe to MacRumor’s YouTube channel for more videos. If you’ve seen the 2020 iPhone SE, yes, you have …

Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.3.1 with Bluetooth and screen fixes

Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.3.1, a minor update to the macOS Monterey operating system launched in October. macOS Monterey 12.3.1 comes two weeks after the launch of macOS Monterey 12.3, an update that brought Universal Control. The OSmacOS Monterey‌‌ 12.3‌‌.1 update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System …

iFixit Teardown: Studio monitor with iMac-like internal setup

Apple released Studio Display earlier in March, its first standalone monitor since the Pro Display XDR. iFixit today separated Studio Display into a video drive to give us a look at the internal. The inside of the Studio Display can be confusing at first because it has an internal setup that is not too unlike a computer like the Intel iMac, thanks to the inclusion of a …

Kuo: iPhone with touch ID under the screen is no longer likely within the next two years

It is unlikely that Apple will release any iPhone models with Touch ID under the screen within the next two years, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today. In a research note from September 2021, Kuo had predicted that Apple would launch at least one new iPhone model with a fingerprint scanner under the screen in the second half of 2023, but his latest tweet suggests that it is unlikely to happen anymore. “I…