Some users have reported that their batteries drain too quickly while sleeping on macOS Monterey 12.2. Users appear to be affected because Bluetooth accessories cause MacBooks to wake up frequently, draining the battery. A small number of users have complained about the issue on social media platforms like Reddit and Twitter. Not everyone who updated to the most recent version of macOS last week appears to have been affected by the bug. It’s also not clear if the issue only affects a specific line of MacBooks.
Some users who have updated to macOS Monterey 12.2 are reporting that the battery drains when in sleep mode, as was first reported by MacRumors.
Some users who dug into the matter suggested that the “DarkWake from Deep Idle” could be the result of Bluetooth accessories, which are waking the device from sleep and draining the battery.
User reports on Reddit and Twitter indicate the problem affects devices with both Intel and M1 platforms, rather than just one specific model of MacBook.
Still no word from Apple that they are aware of the issue. Disabling Bluetooth or unplugging all Bluetooth accessories has been suggested as a temporary workaround by some users.
Gadgets 360 has contacted Apple for a response to the problem that was reported. When we hear back from the company, we’ll be sure to update this piece accordingly.
Bugs were squashed and security holes were patched in version 12.2 of macOS Monterey. According to the company’s changelog, however, it lacked any major new features or other noticeable updates.
Apple unveiled the first beta version of macOS Monterey 12.3 last week. New emojis and support for Universal Control were added in that version. Unfortunately, the beta update caused problems with other services, such as Dropbox and OneDrive.