Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.3.1, a minor update to the macOS Monterey operating system that launched back in October last year. The latest update offers Bluetooth and display bug fixes for your Mac devices. The update is followed by the launch of macOS Monterey 12.3, which brought Universal Control that allows you to use the same peripherals across multiple Macs and iPads.
To download the macOS Monterey 12.3.1 update, eligible Mac device users need to head to the Software Update section of their device’s System preferences. Let’s check out more details about the latest update and find out what it has in store for users.
macOS Monterey 12.3.1 Update Details
Following the release of the macOS Monterey 12.3 update a few days ago, Apple has rolled out the macOS Monterey 12.3.1 to fix actively exploited Bluetooth and display bugs in Mac devices. The update offers a fix to the Bluetooth bug that used to cause Bluetooth devices such as game controllers to disconnect from the Mac after playing audio through some Beats headphones.
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Additionally, it addresses a bug that could cause USB-C or Thunderbolt external displays to not turn on when connected to the 2018 Mac mini as a secondary display. Further, the latest macOS update also addresses two more vulnerabilities:
- An AppleAVD issue that could allow an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
- An Intel Graphics Driver issue that could allow an application to read kernel memory.
Apple advises that all users should install the latest update as soon as possible to avoid further exploitation of the issues. Before hitting the update button, make sure you have taken a backup of your important data on the device.
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