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macOS Monterey Update 12.3.1

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macOS Monterey 12.3.1
This update is recommended for all users and improves the security of macOS.

What does it mean?!

Apple has released a new update for Monterey. Oftentimes when an update is released the language doesn't quite explain what is happening, and without explanation or any new functions.

Why would we need to update it?

Software updates not only add new features and remove outdated ones, they also fix security holes and fix/remove bugs. Consistently updating your software helps protect your data as well as protect those who interact with your system.

macOS Monterey 12.3.1 update addresses two bugs as well as patching two zero-day vulnerability threats. These two bug fixes include resolving an issue with connectivity issues involving a second display for the Mac mini when you use USB-C or Thunderbolt for an external connection. The second bug fix involves connectivity with Bluetooth devices disconnecting from your Mac after playing audio through Beats headphones.

A full list of all the security updates included in this release can be found here.

What do I do now?

Before you update there are a few things you want to do to prepare:
  1. Make sure you have done that your computer has been backed up.
  2. Plugin your computer to a power source. (This will ensure that your computer has enough power to complete the update.

Now that you have prepared your computer food the update we can begin.

  1. To start the software update choose the Apple menufz98ZAWs72S3M1PCqzCHePadDmGYtfRt2QFm_lvmjySyGYBrn8IqfP2or0ix2fBSqUg-bzW-ds8aQOkLR7OInGIwZPAEMIeqAEr-anDYK91G8cHqyk003F4612bZkWlMIv0rP5Oj in the top left screen and select “About This Mac” then select the “Software Update” button. This will now show you what versions are available to you.

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2. Select the "Update Now" button. A pop up will appear letting you know which updates are available for your Mac. Select "Install Now" to begin the install.

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    3. Allow the update to download and for your Mac to prepare the update. This may take longer than the given time estimate under the loading bar. It may appear to be stuck at time but this is normal. Do not close the computer or restart during this preparation period.

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    4. Once your Mac has prepared the updates, a "Restart now" button will appear. Clicking this button will install the update to your Mac. You will be prompter to enter your password before the install can begin, this will restart the computer and apply the updates.

    5. Your computer will then install the updates and may restart several times during this process. Once the update is complete you will be presented with your login screen. To verify that your update was successful go back to the Apple menu
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    , “About This Mac” Version should now say 12.3.1

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      Need assistance?

      If you have any questions about the update on your computer you can schedule an appointment to address any concerns you may have about this update. Visit our team page to book an appointment with your primary Mac Technician here.

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