Some Mac users are reporting that they have run into issues with game controllers after updating their Mac to macOS Monterey 12.3.
Users have posted complaints on the Apple Developer Forums and Reddit suggest that some Xbox, PlayStation, and other third-party controllers are not functioning properly over Bluetooth. Users report they are unable to use the controllers in Mac games.
Not all users are experiencing the issue, as some users report that their controllers are operating properly, so it’s not quite clear what’s going on. Some users with problematic controllers have been able to use the controllers on the web, but for others, the controllers refuse to work at all.
From the Apple Developer Forums:
Also experiencing the same issue. My Nimbus + Controller won’t work with Apple Arcade after updating to Monterey 12.3. I’m able to connect via bluetooth, but none of the buttons work. I’m sure there are a lot of Mac Gamers with the same issue and hopefully Apple fixes this soon.
Other users have been able to get their controllers working for some games, but not others:
Same problems here. My controller is working in some games, but not everywhere:
– macOS: 12.3 (21E230)
– Xbox Wireless Controller:
– Manufacture ID: 0x045E
– Product ID: 0x02FD
– Firmware: 9.0.3
– Additional type: Gamepad
Working in apps:
– Pac-Man Party
– The Pathless
NOT working in apps:
– Sonic racing
– Asphalt 8+
– Agent Intercept
Some users have tried to resolve the issue have removed the controller from their Mac’s Bluetooth menu and re-connect it, but that does not resolve the issue. Hopefully, Apple will resolve the issue in a future update to macOS Monterey.