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macOS Monterey 12.1 brings SharePlay and bug fixes, but Universal Control will have to wait until next year

By Kenny Yeo - on 14 Dec 2021, 11:48am

macOS Monterey 12.1 brings SharePlay and bug fixes, but Universal Control will have to wait until next year

Alongside iOS 15.2, Apple also released macOS Monterey 12.1 which contains a number of important updates for Mac users.

First up is SharePlay which works just like it does on iPhones and iPads, and allows users to watch videos, listen to music, and play games with family and friends over FaceTime.

And like iOS 15.2, macOS Monterey 12.1 also includes support for Apple's new Apple Music Voice plan that lets users access the Apple Music service via Siri.

macOS Monterey 12.1 also introduces Legacy Contact that allows users to give permission to a trusted person to access their Apple ID and data after they pass away.

The update also includes bug fixes such as unresponsive trackpads, external displays not charging some MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, and MagSafe charging issues affecting some 16-inch MacBook Pros.

Disappointingly, Apple also confirms that Universal Control will only be coming next year. In an update to the macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 page, Apple now indicates that Universal Control will be "Available this spring."

To update your Mac, click on the Apple icon at the top left corner of your screen, then System Preferences, and Software Update.

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