macOS 12.4 Features, Enhancements And Bug Fixes

macos 12.4 update

macOS 12.4 update

Apple has rolled out macOS 12.4 with build number 21F79! It brings new Apple Podcasts features and some bug fixes. This is the 4th major update to macOS Monterey. It comes more than two months since the release of macOS 12.3.

macOS 12.4 Download

You can update any Mac compatible with macOS Monterey from System Preferences.
macOS 12.4 download

  • Click on Software Update and macOS Monterey 12.4 should pop up on your screen.
  • Go for Update Now, Agree with Apple’s terms and be patient until the new software is downloaded and prepared for update.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  • Tip: If you’re looking for the macOS Monterey 12.4 full installer click here.

macOS 12.4 Features

macOS 12.4 features
The release notes mention two new features included in this update:

  • Apple Podcasts now includes a global setting that allows users to limit episodes stored on a Mac and automatically delete older ones.
  • Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 is available as a separate update that’s supported on Mac thanks to macOS Monterey 12.4
  • Other enhancements uncovered in this release are:

  • Optimising your Mac process after updating, highlighted with a notification. (Credits: Crazy_Relation on Reddit)
  • To be updated!

macOS 12.4 Bug Fixes

The update log mentions bug fixes without providing any other additional details. Problems patched by this update are listed below:

  • Universal Control blinking has been fixed. You have to turn it off from the “hide scrollbars based on mouse/trackpad” option. (Credits: Sensitive_Bug7299 on Reddit.)
  • To be updated!
  • Fact: For info regarding the security content of this update please read here.

macOS 12.4 Issues

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely for new bugs to be completely filtered out from a software update. Below you can find a list with new problems that might surface on your Mac after installing this macOS version:

  • USB 2.0 devices connected via thunderbolt dropping out when Mac resumes from sleep. (Status:)
  • To be updated!

Have you updated your Mac to macOS Monterey 12.4? What’s your feedback? Did you spot any other changes, bugs or fixes not mentioned in this article? Use the comments section and let us know.

Related: Apple has also released iOS 15.5 / iPadOS 15.5 (19F77), watchOS 8.6 (19T572), tvOS 15.5 (19L570) and HomePod 15.5!