Safari 17.3.1 Update for MacOS Ventura & Monterey Fixes Overlapping Text Bug

Feb 10, 2024 - Leave a Comment

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Apple has released Safari 17.3.1 as a software update for macOS Monterey and macOS Ventura.

The small Safari update appears to resolve the same overlapping text bug that was patched with macOS Sonoma 14.3.1, iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, and watchOS 10.3.1. When users experience this bug, it can look like text is either disappearing (even when typing), or the text can be overlapping other text, and the bug can make the user experience difficult.

If you’re continuing to run MacOS Ventura or MacOS Monterey on a Mac, this is a recommended bug fix update.

Downloading Safari 17.3.1 Update

MacOS Ventura users can find Safari 17.3.1 available as a software update through  > System Settings > General > Software Update.

MacOS Monterey users can find Safari 17.3.1 as an update through  > System Preferences > Software Update.

The update should not take long to install.

What about updating Safari to 17.3.1 in macOS Sonoma, iPhone, and iPad?

The same bug fix and Safari update is included in the recently released macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 update.

Additionally, iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, and watchOS 10.3.1 patches the same bug on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, respectively.

Therefore, devices running those versions of system software (or newer) will not see the Safari update available.

Release Notes for Safari 17.3.1

There’s not much particular information about Safari 17.3.1 (or Sonoma 14.3.1 for that matter), but the update is listed on the Apple security updates and Rapid Security Responses webpage here.

If you have any additional details or notes about Safari 17.3.1 for Monterey or Ventura, share with us in the comments.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News

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