MacOS 12 Monterey is the latest version of Apple’s operating system. Although it is labeled as macOS 12, it is the 18th major release and is the successor to Big Sur.

Apple announced Monterey back in June at the Apple WWDC and launched a few days ago on October 25. Interestingly, the latest from Apple has dropped support for all macs running powered by NVIDIA GPUs.


Some major changes include the introduction of shortcuts on the mac, universal control, a redesigned Safari interface, and some enhancements to Facetime amongst many other changes.

However, not all changes are welcomed by users with some demanding that Apple should restore the Safari color tab design. While the OS is pretty stable, some users who upgraded to macOS Monterey are now reporting that they are experiencing an issue with the trackpad.

Many say that even though they tapped to click, the trackpad refused to register. It seems that those who used Monterey during beta testing also faced the same issue (1,2,3,4,5,6,7).


So I’ve been having this very annoying issue in Monterey that happens randomly when I tap to click. Sometimes the occurrence is not registered and the click is ‘wasted’, like clicking in vain. This is so frustrating and happens so often that I’m really considering going back to BigSur because of it (even though I’m loving Monterey so far, except for this bug). I saw a few people mentioning they’re having this issue but not as many people as I thought there would be. I have this happening with my M1 MBA and 2017 MBP.

I’ve just updated to Monterey. I was on Big Sur before it. I had no issues with the trackpad, is anyone having this issue where sometimes touches don’t register or tap to clicks don’t register. It’s very intermittent but noticeable. Is anybody else experiencing this with their MacBooks or magic trackpads?

The issue likely started with Monterey Beta 7 and has been affecting people ever since. The only workaround back then was to revert to Big Sur.

Looks like the issue was not reported to Apple or they did not care to fix it in the stable release. It is really hard to imagine how a trackpad touch issue went unnoticed even in the public release.

With Apple yet to acknowledge the issue, it seems highly unlikely the macOS 12 Monterey trackpad issue will be fixed soon. Unfortunately, we were also unable to find any workaround for the issue.

That being said, we will be actively keeping track of this one and updating the article once Apple acknowledges or fixes the issue. In the meantime, those affected are forced to live with it or downgrade to macOS Big Sur.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Apple macOS Section so be sure to follow them as well.

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.

Anurag Chawake
1373 Posts

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

Next article View Article

[Up: NewTumbl shut down] Is Tumblr shutting down? No. But there’s exodus and Newgrounds is gaining from it

NOTE: For all latest, breaking news related to Tumblr adult content ban as well as its alternatives, head here. So it's been nearly a week since Tumblr started experiencing...
Jun 13, 2023 4 Min Read