It seems that certain Mac users who recently moved to macOS Monterey, which started seeding out earlier this week are now facing problems getting their USB-based products and USB hubs to work with their products.
Several reports were spotted by MacRumors on Reddit, Apple’s Support Communities and the Dev forums. In certain cases, it seems that the USB 3.0 ports fail to work, while other HDMI, USB-C ports keep functioning as usual.
Others seemingly suggest that the USB hub fails to work, with certain cases plaguing Apple’s official certified hubs, with a key report coming via Reddit user Flyersny81.
What Issues Plague The New Monterey Running Macs?
The user mentions that: “My USB-C hub has issues with this update. The HDMI port connected to my second screen is working on the hub but none of the USB3 ports are working at all.”
“I have tried different C ports on the MacMini and different hubs (I have 4). I also replicated this issue on my M1 MacBook Air after updating to Monterey. Here is the hub I am using. These hubs worked perfectly in Big Sur”
“Had a call with Apple support and they said to try an Apple certified hub. I used this one I had floating around in my bag and both the HDMI and USB3 ports worked on it.”
“I tried to daisy chain the Amazon hub to the Apple hub but that didn’t work either. Support told me that many people have been complaining about this issue and it will hopefully be fixed in the next patch to be pushed out.”
In a few cases, the USB hubs seem to work, with the power delivery port not working, while for some the additional connectivity for external displays fails to work, with power delivery failing.
Is the Issue Present for Only M1 Users?
Most of these reports seem to be from owners of M1 Macs, but there are instances of Intel users as well. This could be due to some bug that Apple has not patched, since early versions of Monterey had this same issue.
Be as it may, it seems that this problem plagues all versions of the new build, even the latest version, which is the 12.0.1 build. If you have USB hub use cases, maybe wait for a fix before upgrading.
Apple’s macOS Monterey brings a host of new features and improvements. The first is SharePlay, which also went live today on iOS and iPadOS.
This will allow the users to listen to music, watch TV shows or movies, and more together over a FaceTime call. FaceTime calls also get spatial audio, so the speaker’s voice comes from the direction they are on the screen.