macOS Monterey Customers Report Connectivity Points With USB Hubs
Some Mac customers who upgraded to macOS Monterey this week are experiencing issues getting USB hubs and different USB-based units to work correctly with their machines, primarily based on scattered on-line stories.
There have been a number of stories on Reddit, Apple’s Developer Forums, and Apple’s Support Communities in regards to the points. In some instances, customers say the the USB 3.0 ports on their hub not work since upgrading to Monterey, whereas HDMI, USB-C, and different hub ports proceed to work as anticipated.
In different person stories surfacing on-line, the USB hubs fail to work in any respect. A number of the issues even relate to Apple licensed hubs. Reddit person Flyersny81 relates their expertise:
My USB-C hub has points with this replace. The HDMI port linked to my second display is engaged on the hub however not one of the USB3 ports are working in any respect. I’ve tried completely different C ports on the MacMini and completely different hubs (I’ve 4). I additionally replicated this challenge on my M1 MacBook Air after updating to Monterey. Here is the hub I am using. These hubs labored completely in Massive Sur.
Had a name with Apple help they usually stated to attempt an Apple licensed hub. I used this one I had floating round in my bag and each the HDMI and USB3 ports labored on it. I attempted to daisy chain the Amazon hub to the Apple hub however that didn’t work both. Help advised me that many individuals have been complaining about this challenge and it’ll hopefully be fastened within the subsequent patch to be pushed out.
In different instances, the USB hubs work apart from the ability supply port. For some, it is the extra connectivity supplied by exterior shows that not works, with the ability supply affected particularly. From Apple’s Developer Boards:
PD (Energy Supply) over USB-C additionally stopped engaged on my MBP 2018 after updating to Monterey (12.0.1). I exploit a Philips 346P1CRH. Every thing was working flawlessly with Massive Sur.
I’ve the identical challenge with my MBP M1 2020 linked with an exterior Monitor HP S340c. Energy Supply (PD) and Video-Connection not working (however Mouse and Keyboard remains to be supported/working).
Identical downside as everybody, purchased 34″ Philips 346P1CRH/00 and all the things labored positive on BigSur… After updating to Monterey, the video and ethernet works, however energy provide is minimize off. I am on an M1 Macbook Air. :/
Basically, Monterey has damaged help for a WIDE variety of USB Hubs. Some USB Hubs work however sure ports on the hub don’t, some Hubs don’t work in any respect.
For me, USB-C & HDMI work on the hub, however my USB 3.0 port will solely energy units and there seems to be no knowledge switch.
This challenge is totally a Monterey bug. My units have been working positive previous to upgrading, and I’ve been capable of replicate the difficulty and slender it down by testing in opposition to a tool that doesn’t have Monterey put in.
Most of the stories are from homeowners of M1-powered Macs, however not all. Some customers have reported comparable points on Intel Macs. Primarily based on person discussions, USB points have been reported in early beta variations of Monterey, suggesting this might be attributable to a legacy bug that Apple has nonetheless not patched.
As such, the issues seem like evident in all variations of Monterey, together with the newest 12.0.1 model. Suffice to say, anybody who has but to improve to Monterey and depends on a USB hub is suggested to carry off upgrading till Apple points a repair.