20+ Top macOS Monterey Problems

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Common macOS Monterey Problems and How To Fix

Common macOS 12 Monterey Problems and Best Fixes

Common macOS 12 Monterey Problems and Best Fixes

macOS Monterey is the 18th major release of macOS, Apple's desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. Guess no one want to miss this new around of upgrade in this fall since it's just have fun to try all these new features. If you’re facing problems in macOS 12 Monterey, have a check on this complete macOS Monterey Issues and Quick Fixes.


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macOS Monterey Problems 1 - Why My MacBook Pro Screen is Black and Wont Turn On?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 1 - Macbook Pro Won't Turn On: I got a MacBook Pro from 2015 or 14 and it was working completely fine but then it stopped working suddenly after upgrading to macOS 12 Monterey. All I know is that I troubleshooted everything 10 seconds leaving the power button pressed but the sleeping light turned on like a status and suddenly it would shut down automatically.
  • Diagnosis: If your Mac, MacBook Pro/Air won't turn on after you press the power button, you may run into kind of macOS 12 Monterey update problems. If your Mac has been turned on but appeared to be turned off, even though it's connected to AC power and a working display. Follow these steps.

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    Macbook Pro Won't Turn On Fix 1: Press and hold the power button on your Mac/MacBook Pro/Air for longer than 10 seconds and then release it. If your Mac is turned on, this forces it to turn off and turn back on again.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Macbook Pro Won't Turn On
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    Macbook Pro Won't Turn On Fix 2: If you don't seen any change on your Mac, press and release the power button normally.

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    Macbook Pro Won't Turn On Fix 3: Have a check on your Mac power connections. Pay attention to the MacSafe Power Light, if the color of the light is orange or green, it means your Mac is connecting to the power source properly.

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    Macbook Pro Won't Turn On Fix 4: Press the F2 key at the top of the keyboard to make the screen brighter.

    macOS Monterey Problems 2 - Why FaceTime Not Working On Mac?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 2 - FaceTime Not Working On Mac: My FaceTime was properly working until I upgraded my Mac to macOS Monterey this week. But now I can't make or receive FaceTime calls on my MacBook Pro. Whenever I try to call ft someone (who is online), the call drops after a few seconds showing the message " *User* is not available on FaceTime.
  • Diagnosis: In macOS Monterey, FaceTime is starting to look a lot more like Zoom, which allows to share a link to join a FaceTime call from your Apple device to your friends using Android and Windows devices. If you found you can't sign in to FaceTime, or the FaceTime camera or microphone doesn’t work, follow steps below to have a fix.

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    FaceTime Not Working On Mac Fix 1: Make sure that you can sign in your Apple ID at appleid.apple.com.

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    FaceTime Not Working On Mac Fix 2: Click Apple () menu > System Preferences > Click Date & Time > Select Set date and time automatically. Click Time Zone and make sure that the settings are correct.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - FaceTime Not Working On Mac
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    FaceTime Not Working On Mac Fix 3: Quit FaceTime app on your Mac, then open it again to see if FaceTime works properly this time.

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    FaceTime Not Working On Mac Fix 4: Restart your Mac by clicking Apple menu > Restart.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - FaceTime Not Working On Mac
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    FaceTime Not Working On Mac Fix 5: Make sure both you and your FaceTime recipient have a fast Wi-Fi or mobile connection on your Macs.

    macOS Monterey Problems 3 - MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working after Update to Monterey?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 3 - MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working: Updated my MacBook Pro last night to macOS Monterey and suddenly this morning my Apple Magic Mouse was not working. The laptop loads to the log in screen, but obviously without a keyboard or mouse I cannot log in. It's hardly to believe it's a hardware issue since they were both working fine yesterday and the Mac has not been mistreated in any way.
  • Diagnosis: Whether you use an Apple Magic Mouse, a third-party external mouse device, or even with the trackpad, the cursor might randomly freeze or disappear on your Mac. If you cannot find one definitive reason for a missing or disappeared mouse on your Mac, there are numerous ways to look to help bring it back.

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    MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working Fix 1: Turn the mouse off and on by sliding the switch, which is on the bottom of your Mac Magic Mouse, to turn off the device (no green is visible), then slide the switch back to turn on the Mouse (green becomes visible).

    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working
    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working
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    MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working Fix 2: Check your Magic Mouse settings by opening System Preferences > Mouse > Point & Click. Check if the Tracking speed slider is set to either an extremely slow or extremely fast speed, which is likely to cause the mouse cursor missing/disappeared on your Mac.

    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working
    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working
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    MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working Fix 3: Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences > Click Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working
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    MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working Fix 4: Some other causes for a disappearing mouse on Mac include a low mouse battery, the lost Bluetooth connectivity, or you need a firmware upgrade. Also have a check if there are too many applications open at once, or you have a problematic app/software bug.

    macOS Monterey Problems 4 - Sound Not Working On Mac?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 4 - Sound Not Working On Mac: Since this morning, once after upgrading to macOS Monterey, the sound on my MacBook Pro has not been working? I had headphones plugged in and suddenly the sound stopped working, I didn't think anything of it and later when I'd unplugged the headphones the sound still isn't working? Why is this?
  • Diagnosis: A few users that update to macOS 12 Monterey notice their sound and audio has stopped working on their Mac. Fortunately, this Mac sound missing issue sometimes is simple to fix. Have a try with the following solutions.

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    Sound Not Working On Mac Fix 1: Make sure the app you’re using has volume controls that's not muted.

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    Sound Not Working On Mac Fix 2: In Apple menu  > Choose System Preferences > Click Sound > Click the Output tab, then select the built-in speakers.

    macOS Monterey Problems - Sound Not Working On Mac
    macOS Monterey Problems - Sound Not Working On Mac
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    MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working Fix 3: Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences > Click Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.

    macOS Monterey Problems 5 - iMessage Not Working On Mac Monterey?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 5 - iMessage Not Working On Mac: Since updating to macOS Monterey, the link between my MacBook Pro and other Apple products failed. iMessage stopped working also. I've tried everything was said in other forum threads and then contacted Apple Support. They managed to solve my problem but after few days this iMessage not working issue just gets back.
  • Diagnosis: If you experience iMessages not sending or iMessage not syncing on your Mac after Monterey update, you may see these error messages like iMessages waiting for activation, iMessages activation unsuccessful, an error occurred during iMessages activation, or Unable to contact the iMessage server. Try again. Here's how to solve this issue quickly.

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    iMessage Not Working On Mac Fix 1: Make sure that you're connected your Mac to a stable Wi-Fi network.

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    iMessage Not Working On Mac Fix 2: Open Settings Preferences > General > Date & Time and make sure that your time zone is set correctly.

    macOS Monterey Problems - iMessage Not Working On Mac
    macOS Monterey Problems - iMessage Not Working On Mac
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    MacBook Pro Mouse Not Working Fix 3: Sign out and in iMessage by opening Messages app > Preferences > iMessage > Sign out Apple ID and sign in again.

    macOS Monterey Problems - iMessage Not Working On Mac
    macOS Monterey Problems - iMessage Not Working On Mac
    macOS Monterey Problems 6 - Mac Camera Not Working?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 6 - Mac Camera Not Working: After upgrading to macOS Monterey, the built-in camera on my MacBook Pro hasn't been working properly: at first it works normally then after a while it stops (the green light stays on) and when I open Photo Booth or other programs it says "Camera Not Connected", how can I fix this Mac camera not working issue?
  • Diagnosis: With the boom of Zoom and FaceTime, we count more on the webcam on our MacBook Pro/Air. However, if your Mac camera is not working, or the speakers as disconnected or unavailable when attempting to making a FaceTime/Zoom call, here's what you can do to try.

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    Mac Camera Not Working Fix 1: Check if the camera indicator light next to the camera flashes is green on your Mac notebook.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac Camera Not Working
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    Mac Camera Not Working Fix 2: If your Mac is using macOS Monterey/Big Sur/Catalina and you turned Screen Time on, make sure your camera is allowed for access and apps that use the camera have time available. To do so: Open System Preferences > Click Screen Time > Click Content & Privacy > Apps > Make sure the checkbox for Camera is selected.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac Camera Not Working
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    Mac Camera Not Working Fix 3: If your Mac is using macOS Mojave or later, choose which apps can use your built-in camera. To do so: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Click the Privacy tab, then click Camera in the sidebar > Select the checkbox next to the apps that you want to use your camera in.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac Camera Not Working
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    Mac Camera Not Working Fix 4: Try to use your camera in another app. For example, if your Mac camera not working in FaceTime, open Photo Booth to have a try.

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    Mac Camera Not Working Fix 5: If you still can;t use the built-in camera and you have an Intel-based Mac, resetting the SMC might help.

    macOS Monterey Problems 7 - AirDrop Not Working On Mac?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 7 - AirDrop Not Working On Mac: AirDrop is working fine between the two iOS devices but not showing up on my MacBook Pro, running macOS Monterey. Also the Mac is not showing on AirDrop screens even with Finder AirDrop screen up. So there appears to be an issue with AirDrop working on the Mac and it does meet the system requirements.
  • Diagnosis: If your AirDrop isn't working on your Mac/MacBook/iMac, we suggest you have a check that the Bluetooth option is turned on. To get AirDrop working on a Mac, you may also need to adjust your firewall settings.

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    AirDrop Not Working On Mac Fix 1: AirDrop requires both Bluetooth to detect devices within 30-feet and Wi-Fi to perform the actual data transfer. Open System Preferences > Bluetooth.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - AirDrop Not Working On Mac
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    AirDrop Not Working On Mac Fix 2: Change your AirDrop settings to allow your device to be discoverable. To do so: Open Finder app > Select AirDrop > Select the drop-down menu next to Allow me to be discovered by and change it to Everyone.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - AirDrop Not Working On Mac
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    AirDrop Not Working On Mac Fix 3: If the AirDrop not working problem keeps prompting, have a try to restart your Mac.

    macOS Monterey Problems 8 - Mac Keyboard Not Working?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 8 - Mac Keyboard Not Working: I was using Safari and my keyboard just stopped working on my MacBook Pro/M1. Only my trackpad worked. I had to go to the main desktop and hit the Spotlight shortcut multiple times to wake it up (I realised then it was system-wide it wasn't working). This happened in the space of 30 or so seconds. I've also had the mouse disappear in Safari when I was in the tab view.
  • Diagnosis: If you have a MacBook Pro/Air, iMac or Mac Pro, sometimes the keyboard may stop working due to some unknown reasons. When you you find none of the keys work at all, or some keys work, probably it's a macOS Monterey software issue. We are here to fix.

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    Mac Keyboard Not Working Fix 1: If you use an external keyboard, disconnect and reconnect it. Make sure your keyboard connector is completely inserted into the port.

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    Mac Keyboard Not Working Fix 2: Plug your keyboard to a different USB port. If this solves the Mac Keyboard Not Working problem, it seems it's the USB port that's malfunctioning.

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    Mac Keyboard Not Working Fix 3: Connect a different keyboard to this Mac. If this solves the problem, you may need to take your keyboard in for service.

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    Mac Keyboard Not Working Fix 4: If you use the MacBook Pro/Air built-in keyboard, make sure your Mac is not in the low battery mode.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac Keyboard Not Working
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    Mac Keyboard Not Working Fix 5: Open System Preferences> Click Accessibility > Click Keyboard > Then click Hardware. Make sure Slow Keys is turned off. Otherwise, you must press and hold a key longer than usual before it's recognized.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac Keyboard Not Working
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    Mac Keyboard Not Working Fix 6: Open System Preferences> Click Accessibility > Click Pointer Control > Then click Alternate Control Methods. Make sure Mouse Keys is off.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac Keyboard Not Working
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    Mac Keyboard Not Working Fix 7: Open System Preferences> Click Keyboard > Click Input Sources > Then click Alternate Control Methods. Select Show Input menu in menu bar. Open the Input menu, then make sure the correct keyboard layout is selected.

    macOS Monterey Problems 9 - AirPods Not Connecting To Mac?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 9 - AirPods Not Connecting To Mac: So after updating to macOS Monterey, my AirPods won't connect to my MacBook Pro. It let's me connect but after 5-10 seconds it just disconnects (No audio can play during this time either). I've tried removing the AirPods from my iCloud devices and Bluetooth Devices with a couple ways but it didn't seem to make a difference.
  • Diagnosis: If you cannot connect your AirPods to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air laptop, or the AirPods just keeps disconnecting, you can follow troubleshooting tips below to get your AirPods working properly again.

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    AirPods Not Connecting To Mac Fix 1: If you're using AirPods 2/AirPods 3/AirPods Pro, make sure that your Mac is running macOS 10.14.4 or later.

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    AirPods Not Connecting To Mac Fix 2: Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences > Click Bluetooth. Remove your AirPods from the list and connect again.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - AirPods Not Connecting To Mac
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    AirPods Not Connecting To Mac Fix 3: Make sure to charge your AirPods fully and try connecting them to your MacBook again.

    macOS Monterey Problems 10 - MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 10 - MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging: My Macbook Pro battery is not charging even when I plug in the charger. It shows that the battery charging in the status bar but when you check in the power management the battery is not charging, tired re starting, SMC Reset, its not helping, it charges sometimes I don’t know how and it does not charge when i need it. This started happening after the recent macOS Monterey update.
  • Diagnosis: If your MacBook Pro/Air battery is not charging even though it’s plugged in to the power, you can follow steps below to learn what you can do to troubleshoot MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging issue after macOS Monterey update.

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    MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging Fix 1: Reset the System Management Controller (SMC), which controls how your Mac manages power. To do so: Shut down and unplug your MacBook > Press and hold the Shift + Option + Control keys and press the power button and hold all of these down for 10 seconds, then release the keys. Connect the power adapter and then turn the Mac on normally.

    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging
    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging
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    MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging Fix 2: Restart your MacBook Pro/Air to see if the problem persists.

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    MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging Fix 3: Check if your power adapter is damaged or properly connected.

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    MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging Fix 4: Check if the MagSafe connector is clean and is free from dirt or water.

    macOS Monterey Problems 11 - Bluetooth Not Available Mac?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 11 - Bluetooth Not Available Mac: After the upgrade my Mac to macOS Monterey, I started seeing an issue with Bluetooth availability. When the system is rebooted, Bluetooth comes up without any issues and everything works fine. After some time though, the Bluetooth function on the Mac says 'Not Available'.
  • Diagnosis: Many stunning macOS Monterey features rely on Bluetooth, such as AirDrop, AirPods connection, wireless mouse or keyboard, etc. If you see an Bluetooth Not Available Mac error, here are some troubleshooting steps you may try.

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    Bluetooth Not Available Mac Fix 1: Confirm if the Bluetooth peripheral is connected to your Mac by opening System Preferences > Bluetooth and look for the devices connected.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Bluetooth Not Available Mac
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    Bluetooth Not Available Mac Fix 2: Restart your MacBook Pro/Air to see if this Bluetooth Not Available Mac problem is still there.

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    Bluetooth Not Available Mac Fix 3: NVRAM (Non-Volatile RAM) contains small amounts of memory, and you can have a try to reset NVRAM on your Mac to see if you can fix this Bluetooth Not Available Mac issue.

    macOS Monterey Problems 12 - Screenshot On Mac Not Working?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 12 - Screenshot On Mac Not Working: I have a MacBook Pro (late 2020) with macOS 12 Monterey, and about a week ago the ability to take a screen shot stopped working. Using cmd+shift+3, doesn't do anything (no sound, no new file to desktop. Any help or suggestions to help restore the ability to take screenshots would be appreciated.
  • Diagnosis: It's easy to take screenshots on your Mac by pressing and holding a combo of keys. If Screenshot On Mac Stops Working, you have several potential ways to get it fixed. In the following part, we'll show you details on this topic.

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    Screenshot On Mac Not Working Fix 1: Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Check if your Mac keyboard shortcuts have been turned off or customized.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Screenshot On Mac Not Working
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    Screenshot On Mac Not Working Fix 2: Restart your MacBook Pro/Air to see if this Screenshot On Mac Not Working problem is still there.

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    Screenshot On Mac Not Working Fix 3: By default, the screenshots you taken on your Mac is saved to the Desktop. Check if you have modified the destination folder: Press Shift + Command + 5 to open the screenshot app, then click Options.

    macOS Monterey Problems 13 - MacBook Pro Screen Flickering?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 13 - MacBook Pro Screen Flickering: First, I have noticed my M1 MacBook Pro built-in display sometimes flickers if the screen resolution is scaled down. Scaling it back to default seems to fix the problem. Anyone else seeing this? I want to make sure it's a software and not a hardware issue.
  • Diagnosis: MacBook Pro Screen Flickering is not a common macOS Monterey Update issue and we didn't get too much user complaints on this matter. If you find your MacBook Pro display is colored lines or starts turning off and on repeatedly, have a try with the troubleshooting tips below to have a fix.

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    MacBook Pro Screen Flickering Fix 1: Open System Preferences > Display settings and switch off "Automatically Adjust Brightness". Probably it can fix this MacBook Pro Screen Flickering issue.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Screen Flickering
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    MacBook Pro Screen Flickering Fix 2: Restart your MacBook Pro/Air to see if this Screenshot On Mac Not Working problem is still there.

    macOS Monterey Problems 14 - Safari Not Working On Mac?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 14 - Safari Not Working On Mac: The automatic update to Safari 15 (macOS Monterey) came across yesterday and now a huge number of websites no longer open. The Safari Not Working On Mac Monterey problem seems to begin after attempting to login - the redirect confuses the browser. Does anyone know how to have a fix?
  • Diagnosis: The new version of Safari comes with the release of macOS Monterey. If the Safari on your Mac isn't working as you expect, usually you may face problems like a Safari webpage is blank or doesn't show all of its content, you can't to sign in to a webpage, or the Safari slows down or stops responding on your Mac. Here are some quick fixes on this Safari Not Working On Mac issue.

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    Safari Not Working On Mac Fix 1: If a Safari page doesn't open or not loading, try to reload it: Choose View > Reload Page or press Command-R.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Safari Not Working On Mac
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    Safari Not Working On Mac Fix 2: Press Command-Q to quit Safari app on your Mac > Then reopen Safari and try again. If Safari doesn't quit, press Option-Command-Esc to force Safari to quit.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Safari Not Working On Mac
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    Safari Not Working On Mac Fix 3: Have a try to temporarily disable your Safari extensions to be sure they aren't affecting Safari working correctly. Choose Safari > Preferences, then click Extensions. To turn off an extension, deselect its checkbox.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Safari Not Working On Mac
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    Safari Not Working On Mac Fix 4: Check out of if certain network settings, like those proxy server or custom DNS server, may also cause this Safari Not Working On Mac issue.

    macOS Monterey Problems 15 - Mac White Screen?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 15 - Mac White Screen: I have an early 2020 MacBook Pro with macOS Monterey 12 which worked just fine until today. The problem I'm facing now is that the Macbook won't boot and show a white screen. When I boot up my Mac I hear the chime and the Apple logo appears with beneath the loading bar. After few seconds everything disappears leaving the white screen empty. Is there a way to fix this?
  • Diagnosis: A White Screen on your Mac (with or without Apple Logo) should appear once or more during the new Mac startup procedure. If your Mac appears to be stuck on a white screen, here are several ways to troubleshoot this issue.

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    Mac White Screen Fix 1 (Apple Silicon M1): If your M1 Mac/MacBook seems to be turned on, and nothing but white screen appears on your display, do as following: Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds > You should see the startup options window, which includes a gear icon labeled Options > Select Options, then click Continue > If you never see the startup options window, release the power button, then press and hold it again for another 10 seconds. If the issue persists, please contact Apple Support.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac White Screen
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    Mac White Screen Fix 2 (Intel Processor): Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds > Press and release the power button, then immediately press and hold Command (⌘)-R until you see an Apple logo or other image > If you still see a blank screen after about 20 seconds, contact Apple Support.

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    Mac White Screen Fix 3: If your Mac successfully started up from macOS Recovery, you should see a utilities window that includes Disk Utility. If Disk Utility found errors and repaired them, restart your Mac.

    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac White Screen
    macOS Monterey Problems - Mac White Screen
    macOS Monterey Problems 16 - MacBook Pro Black Screen?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 16 - MacBook Pro Black Screen: My 13" MacBook Pro screen has all of a sudden went black and stopped working after upgrade to macOS Monterey last night. The Caps Lock light is still working so it is just the screen that goes black. I have tried everything, when manually turning off and on its still not working. What should I do to fix this MacBook Pro Black screen, screen not working issue?
  • Diagnosis: For a MacBook Pro/Air with an old age, you may have a chance that the dreaded MacBook Pro screen goes black of death or won't turn on at all. It may be a macOS software or MacBook hardware issue, like a corrupted driver or display, or something as simple as a third party app cnofused your display’s settings. Here are steps to fix MacBook Pro Black Screen issue.

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    MacBook Pro Black Screen Fix 1 (Apple Silicon M1): If you have a Apple silicon MacBook Pro/Air, which seems to be turned on but only a black screen appears on your display, do as following: Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds > You should see the startup options window, which includes a gear icon labeled Options > Select Options, then click Continue > If you never see the startup options window, release the power button, then press and hold it again for another 10 seconds. If the issue persists, please contact Apple Support.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Black Screen
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    MacBook Pro Black Screen Fix 2 (Intel Processor): For a MacBook Pro with Intel processor, Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds > Press and release the power button, then immediately press and hold Command (⌘)-R until you see an Apple logo or other image > If you still see a blank screen after about 20 seconds, contact Apple Support.

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    MacBook Pro Black Screen Fix 3: If your Mac successfully started up from macOS Recovery, you should see a utilities window that includes Disk Utility. If Disk Utility found errors and repaired them, restart your Mac.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - MacBook Pro Black Screen
    macOS Monterey Problems 17 - Finder Not Responding Mac?
  • macOS Monterey Problems Case 17 - Finder Not Responding Mac: Upgraded MacBook Pro to macOS Monterey and after installation Finder is not working, tried to reinstall in safe mode but problem persists. Tried to force quit Finder using Activity Monitor and restarted the system. I saw the same " Finder is not responding" error. Any ideas how to resolve this problem?
  • Diagnosis: The Finder in macOS is one of the most essential apps that helps you navigate to folders, store files and manage media content on your Apple devices. However, apart from its versatile functions and extreme importance, there are still several cases where you may have Finder Not Responding Mac issue. It either gets stuck on the screen or an error displaying in 'Not Responding' window.

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    Finder Not Responding Mac Fix 1: Use Task Manager or Activity Monitor App to force quit Finder and relaunch it. You might actually resolve this Mac Finder app unresponsiveness issue.

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    macOS Monterey Problems - Finder Not Responding Mac
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    Finder Not Responding Mac Fix 2: Restart your Mac and disconnect all attached devices. It's an effective way to fix Finder Not Responding problem that was due to the corruption or incomplete files.

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    Finder Not Responding Mac Fix 3: Another situation which can catch this Finder not responding error is your Mac is running out of storage space. Try to clear up your Mac to reduce storage burden on your Mac.