Bugs in macOS make some apps invisible

Background Task Manager is one of the malware prevention mechanisms in macOS. Manager checks for apps asking to run code in background and presents alerts to user to approve such action.

Bugs in Background Task Manager allow malicious apps to prevent this alert from being displayed. Apple is notified of the issue.


Users report issues with Screen Time and Apple Pencil

Apple acknowledged issue with Screen Time with settings being unexpectedly reset. Issue seems to persist even with latest iOS updates. Fix is expected in next releases.

“We are aware that some users may be experiencing an issue where Screen Time settings are unexpectedly reset,” an Apple spokeswoman said. “We take these reports very seriously and we have been, and will continue, making updates to improve the situation.”

Apple to WSJ

iPad owners who had their screen replaced by third-party service might encounter issues with Apple Pencil. Issue seems to be related to latest iPadOS updates. Apple did not commented this issue yet.


Apple releases and pulls back Rapid Security Response for iOS 16.5.1 and macOS 13.4.1

Apple released Rapid Security Response for iOS – 16.5.1 (a) and macOS Ventura – 13.4.1 (a).

This update fixes vulnerability actively used to compromise Apple platforms. However, it became known that this update also causes issues for some users with web applications including Instagram and Facebook.

Apple then stopped distributing the update and currently promising new update to be available soon.

Users who already installed it and experience issues should wait for updated version in coming days.

Turns out that issue was due to User Agent text containing "(a)" and, therefore, breaking some of the checks on web sites.


Apple Silicon Mac Pro users should be aware of the SATA hard drive issue

Apple just made available new Mac Pro with Apple Silicon, and one particular issue now might need attention from the users.

Internal SATA drives are disconnected improperly when they're sent to sleep mode. Apple published support article navigating users to address the issue in short term. Next macOS update should resolve the issue.

As of now users are recommended to turn off hard drive sleep mode, if SATA drives are used.


Apple Support: If you see 'disk not ejected properly' on your Mac Pro (2023)


Users report issues with iOS 16.5 and watchOS 9.5

Users reported that iOS/iPadOS 16.5 breaks USB 3 adapter compatibility. USB-A port seems to be no longer working after the 16.5 update. Connecting the accessory triggers the error saying that it requires too much power.

watchOS 9.5 in turn added green tint on passcode entry, notifications and control center screens. Issues affects Apple Watch Series 8 and older devices. Apple Watch Ultra seems to be unaffected.



Universal Control is not working in recent OS updates

Users report Universal Control feature to be broken by macOS 13.3 and iPadOS 16.4. Recent updates seem not to fix the issue either.

Multiple issues related to Continuity seem to be affected. But most reports are in regards to Universal Control.

Users also variously report problems with Handoff, Universal Clipboard, and Auto Unlock and Approve with Apple Watch. Based on online reports, the main Continuity feature to be negatively impacted by the updates appears to be Universal Control. 



Some issues are reported for macOS updates

Users report issues with recent macOS updates, including update for macOS 11.7.3.

Bug in macOS Ventura affects network connectivity between Apple platforms and Windows. These configurations were working previously and now SMB connections are failing.

Bug in macOS 11.7.3 Safari breaks site favorite icons.


Some users report graphical issues with iPhone 14 models

Couple of reports arise that iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models have issues with flashing horizontal lines on the screen during device wake up.

Some people relate issue to specific panel installed on device (Samsung and LG panels used in iPhone).

According to some reports Apple rules out hardware issues and it might be related to iOS 16.2.