The current version of macOS Monterey is finally here. The macOS 12.3 is loaded with numerous awesome features. From the Universal control feature to new emojis. Here, we will discuss the best macOS Monterey 12.3 features.
Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.3 after a month of beta testing. It comes with a slew of new features for your mac. This new version of macOS Monterey can be downloaded on all the compatible macs. Additionally, macOS Big Sur 11.6.5 update has been released for those who have not yet updated to macOS Monterey. The biggest feature of the macOS Monterey 12.3 update is the Universal Control feature.
Top macOS Monterey 12.3 features for your mac
- Universal Control Feature
- New emojis
- Spatial Audio
- Additional Siri voice
- Safari webpage Translation
- iCloud Keychain notes
- Other features
- Various bug fixes for your mac
Also Read: macOS Monterey: Tips & Tricks
Now, let us discuss these macOS Monterey 12.3 features in detail. Keep on reading as you are really going to love it!
1. Universal Control Feature
The main feature of the macOS Monterey 12.3 is the Universal Control feature. Use a single mouse/trackpad and keyboard across your iPad and Mac.
- Additionally, move content across your iPad and Mac within seconds.
- Moreover, you can drag and drop files between them both.
- So, drag your cursor across your iPad and Mac smoothly( or across Mac and Mac).
- It allows you to make connections between the iPad and Mac without any wire.
- In addition, you can copy and paste text across the devices.
- It is different from sidecar as it doesn’t allow you to extend your Mac’s display.
This feature is the much-awaited one. It will make the sue experience really amazing. There is much more to this feature. So, you really need to update to macOS 12.3 to experience this feature in the best possible manner.
2. New emojis
On macOS Monterey 12.3, you will get a number of new emojis. Some of them area melting face, a saluting face, biting the lip, a jar, the beans, X-ray, and bubbles. Emojipedia, a blog, provides an early peek at the new emojis.
3. Spatial Audio
Apple took a long time to introduce spatial audio to the Mac. The spatial audio is much better in macOS 12.3. On Macs with M1 chip, dynamic head tracking is possible is with supporting AirPods. Here is a list of AirPods that support this feature. Spatial audio is already an amazing Apple feature.
4. Additional Siri Voice
A new Siri voice has been added in the macOS Monterey 12.3 update. Under the Preferences, go to Siri and you will spot Voice 5 there. The new Siri voice is recorded by a member of the LGBQT+ community. The Voice 5 is more gender-neutral as compared to the other Siri voices. This voice has been added within one year of the last 2 Siri voices being added.
5. Safari Webpage translation
Within Safari, new translation options have been introduced. You now have the option to translate into Italian and Chinese(traditional) by tapping the button in the address bar on the top. In short, the safari webpage now supports Italian and Chinese (Traditional) translation.
6. iCloud keychain notes
There’s also an addition to the keychain. You can now add notes to the saved passwords in the keychain.
7. Other features
There are many other minor features in the macOS Monterery version 12.3. An episode filter has been added to the Podcasts app. You can filter your search in terms of saved, played, played, seasons, and downloaded. Additionally, the accuracy of the battery capacity reading has been enhanced. In addition, Shortcuts now enables adding, deleting and querying tags with reminders.
Also Read:macOS Monterey: Tips & Tricks
8. Various bug fixes for your Mac
Several bugs have been fixed with macOS 12.3. These include the ability to open articles in the new widget’s Today view, distorted sound while watching videos in the Apple TV app. The unintentional movement of photos and videos while sorting albums has also been fixed. There are also dozens of security improvements for QuickTime, Safari, Siri, WebKit, and other applications.
How to update macOS Monterey to 12.3?
Just follow a few simple steps and you are good to go:
- Click on the Apple icon on the top-left corner.
- Choose System Preferences from the menu.
- Now, tap Software update.
- Then, the macOS 12.3 update option will be available there.
- All you need to do is to click on and then tap Install now.
That’s it! Just for some time as updates take time.
So, these are the top macOS Monterey 12.3 features that can make the user experience better. The universal control feature was the much-awaited one. Which feature did you like the most? Do let us know in the comment section.