5 Things You Need to Know

The macOS Monterey 12.6 update is causing problems for some Mac users.

Apple’s pushed a new macOS Monterey 12.6 update to Mac users. The firmware is available to download right now and it brings a small list of changes to compatible Mac devices.

Some Mac users are noticing some positive changes after moving their device up from macOS Monterey 12.5.1 and older macOS software.

On the flip side, some users have run into macOS Monterey 12.6 bugs and performance issues. Some of these issues have carried over from older versions of macOS, others are brand new.

In this guide to macOS Monterey problems we’ll take you through the current state of these issues. We’ll show you where to find potential fixes for the most common macOS Monterey problems and provide you with some resources that should help if do you run into trouble.

We’ll also touch on the macOS Monterey downgrade and outline what you can expect from Apple and macOS down the road.

macOS Monterey Problems

As we push away from macOS Monterey 12.6’s release, we’re seeing complaints about issues with the software. Some of these problems are minor, others are far more problematic.

Some Mac users are having trouble downloading and installing the new operating system. If your macOS installation gets stuck, try powering your Mac off and on. This typically resolves the issue.

We’re also seeing complaints about long download times, issues with Microsoft Outlook, abnormal battery drain, UI lag, Touch ID issues, issues with first and third-party applications, iMessage issues, Wi-Fi problems, Bluetooth problems, lockups, freezes, and crashes.

We expect the list of macOS Monterey problems to grow as more people transition from older versions of macOS to macOS Monterey 12.6.

If you haven’t downloaded the macOS Monterey 12.6 update yet, we recommend preparing your Mac for the download. Some prep work ahead of time can help you avoid major headaches.

We’ve put together a step-by-step pre-installation process and it will take you through the best way to prepare for the move.

Where to Find macOS Monterey Feedback

If you’ve already moved to macOS Monterey 12.6 or if you’re planning to upgrade in the near future, you’ll…