In addition to iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, and watchOS 8.3, Apple released macOS 12.2 Monterey last week. Some Mac users have reported battery drain issues after installing the new update. When a Mac is connected to a Bluetooth accessory while in sleep mode, users are reporting that the battery drains faster than usual.
Several Redditors and Twitter users have reported that after installing macOS 12.2, their computers went from 100% to 0% when they went to sleep, according to a report from MacRumors. According to the article, computers may have a problem with Bluetooth accessories waking them up too frequently. Both Intel-based and M1-based Macs appear to be affected by this problem.
It was discovered that Bluetooth devices frequently cause a “Darkwake from Deep Idle” that outcomes in the Mac again and again waking from sleep, that also drains the battery.
When Bluetooth is disabled, the problem disappears, according to users. Even though Apple hasn’t said anything about it, it appears that this is a problem for some users. If a large number of people are reporting the same problem, the company should fix it as soon as possible, most likely with the macOS 12.2.1 update.
It’s not clear if the battery drain fix is included in the macOS 12.3 beta, which was released last week. Have you updated your Mac to the latest version of macOS, 12.2? Is there anything wrong with your battery? What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the section below.