We gathered all new features of the macOS 12.4 Monterey update. Apple has now released macOS 12.4 Monterey to the general public, with little fix and performance enhancements rather than significant changes in functionality like in 12.3. After five betas and a bit more than a month of testing, macOS 12.4 Monterey is now available for download to Macs and MacBooks. Unlike the prior 12.3 update, which was more of a feature-based upgrade, version 12.4 appears to be mostly about bug fixes and performance improvements.
Few feature changes were discovered in the beta builds, save for an update for the Studio Display’s webcam. Given that Apple is working towards the WWDC 2022 event, where it will presumably reveal the next major macOS upgrade, any changes before then are unlikely to be significant.
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macOS 12.4 Monterey update: New features
Released in last year’s October, Monterey is going strong. A new setting for Apple Podcasts to restrict episodes stored on a Mac, as well as automatically delete outdated ones, is mentioned in the short release notes for the update.
The option to “allow warnings for children when they receive or attempt to send photos that contain nudity” is one of the changes made in communication safety. Messages has several safety warnings to assist youngsters when they receive images with nudity.
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This new macOS 12.4 update also adds support for Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5, which improves the camera’s noise reduction, contrast, and framing.
Apple advised testers during the betas that if they wanted to utilize Universal Control, they’d need to upgrade their iPad to iOS 15.5 in order for it to function.
The 2.2GB macOS 12.4 Monterey update is now available for download via the Software Update area within System Preferences on Macs, which may also be accessed by clicking the Apple logo in the menu bar and selecting About This Mac then Software Update. Apple has also released a macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 update for those who are still running Big Sur, as well as a macOS Catalina 2022-004 security update.