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. 



New round of beta versions is published for Apple platforms

Apple releases first round of beta versions of iOS/iPadOS 15.5, macOS 12.4, watchOS 8.6, tvOS 15.5.

There are couple of notable changes in new betas. There are references to Apple Classical music service focused on classical music. SportsKit references are also spotted. Apple Pay Cash in Messages is now rebranded as Apple Cash. iTunes Pass is now rebranded as Apple Balance in Wallet which might (or might not) mean that service will be available to more users soon.

Universal Control has compatibility breaking changes in this beta

Beware that Universal Control has compatibility breaking changes in new beta. If you use Universal Control, all your devices should stay on release version or should be all updated to beta versions.


Third round of beta versions is released for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS

Just after couple of days of releasing previous round Apple publishes new beta versions for iOS/iPadOS 15.4, macOS 12.3, watchOS 8.5 and tvOS 15.4. No new Xcode beta is published though.

New iOS beta recommends user to review SOS settings. Podcasts app gets some UI refinements.

Also, Keychain now prompts for user account when saving passwords, if website does not provide this information. This helps to store full user credentials even on multi-step registration forms.

Universal Control options in settings are updated in this macOS beta.

Beta download: Beta Software Download

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