How to File a Bug Report with Apple Directly
Though the Mac is fairly error free and tends to run much more stable than some of the competitors out there, many of us will find a bug or two in day to day usage anyway.
Sometimes the bugs are minor, sometimes they’re fairly major and can dramatically impact how Mac OS X or iOS works or behaves.
Bugs are just a reality of software development, but that doesn’t mean we as end users can’t do or say anything about it.
If you’re like me and have run into some unusual quirks and bugs in iOS and Mac OS X lately, and based on conversation with other Mac users I know I’m not the only one here, it’s fairly easy to let Apple know what’s going on.
Instead of just complaining about it (or writing a post about it, like this!), it’s much more helpful to Apple and the Mac community to file a bug report directly with Apple.
How to File a Bug Report Directly to Apple
To file a bug report with Apple, you can easily fill out an online form here:
You’ll want to fill out the entire form, describe how to reproduce the bug and what it does, attach a few files to support the bug case if possible, and offer any other additional bug details that may be necessary or helpful.
You’ll need an ADC (Apple Developer) login to use the bug reporting tool, I imagine this is a requirement to insure that bug reports are filed by relatively qualified technical people. But guess what? Anyone can make a Apple Developer login, you don’t have to be a paying developing in the iOS or Mac developer programs to file bug reports. So if you stumble upon something which is definitely a bug, do everyone a favor and file a bug report with Apple!
Don’t want to file a bug report but just want to voice your opinion on an Apple product or service? You can do that too, through the official Apple feedback channels here.