macOS Monterey 12.6 Issues, Bugs, Security Fixes & More

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Posted in News by Tyrone on September 7, 2022

macOS Monterey 12.6

Apple plans to release macOS Monterey 12.6 (21G115) alongside macOS Ventura 13 this fall. macOS 12.6 RC is now available for download. Check out what’s new, the bugs fixed, potential new issues and more!

macOS Monterey 12.6 RC

macOS Monterey 12.6 security update
The Release Candidate version comes with build number 21G115 and is available to registered Apple Developers as well as Public Beta testers.

Macs require the macOS Monterey Beta Profile to be installed for macOS 12.6 RC to show up in System Preferences -> Software Update.

Tip: You can become a Public Beta tester by signing up on the Apple Beta Software Program website. Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility file as shown here.

macOS Monterey 12.6 Features

This update doesn’t include any spectacular new features. It focuses on “important security updates” instead and is recommended to all users that prefer to stay on macOS Monterey, instead of upgrading to macOS Ventura!

Nevertheless, any changes spotted are listed here:

macOS Monterey 12.6 Release Date

Apple will release this update alongside macOS Ventura 13. A probable rollout date is mid-October.

Fact: We will update this section as soon as Apple makes an official announcement.

macOS Monterey 12.6 Issues

Problems uncovered during the Release Candidate testing period are mentioned here:

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macOS Monterey 12.6 Bugs Fixed

Common problems reported in macOS 12.5.1 that have been fixed by this update are mentioned below:

Have you updated to macOS 12.6 RC? Did you spot any changes? What about bug fixes or new issues? Use the comments to share your feedback.

Related: Apple has also seeded iOS 16 RC (20A362), watchOS 9 RC (20R361), tvOS 16 RC (20J373), iOS 15.7 RC (19H12) and iPadOS 15.7 RC (19H12).

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