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macOS Monterey 12.3.1 update rolling out now, fixes issues with Bluetooth and external displays

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macOS Monterey 12.3.1 Update details

Apple starts rolling out an update to the macOS Monterey- macOS Monterey 12.3.1 Update. This will bring minor improvements to the latest operating system for MacBooks. The update macOS Monterey update is available for download on all eligible MacBooks. It brings fixes to some of the known issues with Bluetooth and external displays.

The latest version of macOS, Monterey 12.3.1, is now available for download. It arrives just weeks after the Monterey 12.3 update for macOS. The operating system receives two major security updates with the latest version. Apple has begun rolling out a macOS Monterey update that will provide small enhancements to the company’s latest operating system for MacBooks. The macOS Monterey update is now ready for download on all eligible MacBooks

macOS Monterey 12.3.1 Update Details

Apple rolls 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.

Apple’s release notes show that the macOS Monterey 12.3.1 focuses on two important solutions for MacBooks. One addresses the known issue of an external display not turning on when connected to a Mac mini (2018) as a second display through USB-C or Thunderbolt.

The other focuses on issues with Bluetooth devices, wherein users reported Bluetooth accessories like game controllers may get disconnected from a Mac “after playing audio through some Beats headphones.”

Further, it solves the problem faced by some of the 2021 MacBook Pro models that prevent them from updating to or restoring macOS Monterey 12.3. The latest version should be able to resolve that, as per Apple.

The other security vulnerability that the new macOS Monterey fixes is that with the Intel Graphics Driver, wherein an application may be able to read kernel memory. Again, the security flaw may have been exploited in the wild, as per Apple. It is thus, ideal for the users of eligible MacBooks to update their operating system to its latest version.

Users may do this through the Software Update section under System Preferences. Other than the macOS Monterey update, Apple also launches a new update for iPhones -iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, tvOS 15.4.1, watchOS 8.5.1, and HomePod 15.4.1.Live TV

Security improvements

In addition to the bug fixes, there are a couple of security improvements on the macOS Monterey 12.3.1. One of these addresses an AppleAVD issue that could let an application execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
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