macOS 10.12 Sierra: Post bugs and fixes here

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by unobtainium, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    Just updated to the latest beta, and although iCloud Photos seems to be working (when I open the app), it will not stay selected in iCloud preferences pane. When I check the box for iCloud photo, it says "Analyzing library" (or sth) for a few seconds, and then the box un-checks. Anyone else? I have tried a restart.
     
  2. gemoritzt macrumors member

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    Same issue here!
     
  3. rcoden macrumors newbie

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    Confirmed, same issue. Logged out of iCloud account,rebooted, and logged back into iCloud... thought issue was resolved, but it was not after further looking.
     
  4. 32828870 Suspended

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    Yup, confirmed here as well. (running latest dev build on nMac Pro6,1 8-Core). Although it is checked in the Photos app. Weird.
     
  5. TheDoctorX macrumors newbie

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    But iCloud Photos still works? I mean if you try to take a new picture on iPhone, picture appear in Photos on Mac after uploading to iCloud right? Just try to make sure before I update to the newest version.
     
  6. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Yep, pictures still show up in the cloud from the iPhone (and in the Photos app).
     
  7. TheDoctorX macrumors newbie

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    So it's look like that it's just a visual bug, that checkbox don't stay checked?
     
  8. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Heh. Well, I haven't played with it enough to see if it actually toggles it every time, despite the visual appearance. :)
    Mine was enabled before the upgrade, appeared clear after the upgrade and I've tried clicking on it a few times to try to get it to stick.
    ...goes to test that
    Edit: Yep, it isn't a toggle. You can't disable it. Checkbox remains clear.
     
  9. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    I don't know if it is just me I've had a lot of the same problems continue throughout the beta period. TextEdit still crashes routinely and Messages still beachballs upon launch.
     
  10. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    No crashing problems with messages here. Never use textedit so can't comment.
     
  11. fischersd macrumors 601

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    No problems with textedit here either.
    How much memory are you running with? Also - maybe you're having networking issues, as both of those apps use cloud connections.
     
  12. mitchsaunders macrumors 6502

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    is there problems with connecting bluetooth headphones to Sierra?

    Having trouble pairing my Beats Studio wireless.
     
  13. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Just paired my Powerbeats Wireless with no problem. Now, playback was choppy - but that could just be a low battery in the Beats. Charging them now, will try again in a bit.
     
  14. mitchsaunders macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, mine paired after a few goes. I unpaired them because of the choppy feedback through Spotify and iTunes. Re-paired and still same issue...

    Lights on the side say full battery so my thinking is it's a Sierra problem. Cable plugged into the beats and the Mac work fine.
     
  15. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Definitely sounds worthy of reporting!
     
  16. hideous cheese macrumors regular

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    Is anyone else having problems with tags showing? A tag can be set but no colour shows for it.
     
  17. john991 macrumors 6502a

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    I seem to have a problem with sierra, in that under accessibility, mouse / track pad, the ignore trackpad is check, but my trackpad still works when I have a mouse connected. deselecting the option then reselecting the option disables the trackpad when the mouse is connected. As soon as I reboot or startup the Mac the same issue happens, where I have to go under accessibility mouse / track pad and deselect, reselect to have the trackpad disabled when the mouse is connected.

    I have an Apple wireless mouse.

    Any idea on this issue?
     
  18. 32828870 Suspended

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    This is a long standing issue with Mac's and OS X. I posted about it in this thread as I've been working in-house on the matter since we changed from separate Broadcom wifi and bluetooth chips to a combined Broadcom WiFi ac + BTLE 4.x chip ~2012-2013 that have been used in all Mac's since. It's one of the reasons many experience(d) intermittent wireless connectivity. Apple engineers finally admitted it's OS based for many reasons, most important of which is no issues running Windows via Bootcamp on the same hardware/systems (i.e. kext/driver related).

    Copy of my post/explanation:

     
  19. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Thanks for that - craptastic! :(. So, unlikely we'll see any relief until Apple gets their head out of their ass and fixes their drivers.
     
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    This issue surprised me, especially as it's been opened as far back as 10.8.2 (late 2012-early 2013 when the hardware change was made). First it was wireless connectivity followed by bluetooth HID's then A2DP audio. My B&O H8's, S3's, and other bluetooth audio devices are horrible using OS X. It's especially prevalent when moving/copying files via SMB/AFP/etc on local networks to servers and/or other systems, sometimes bluetooth HID's kick it in and out.

    Apple engineering began with the basics, isolating the issue as many factors were involved (interference from nearby routers/devices, third party software/audio kext's, etc). It wasn't until those experiencing these consistent bugs reported none while cold booting into Windows on the same systems. Finally Apple engineering admitted the kexts/drivers have not been properly updated. I found this most troublesome as Broadcom and Apple have been partners for years across a multitude of product lines.

    On the latest beta I have noticed it is slightly improved but I gave up on BTLE audio on my S3's and jacked in on my nMac Pro6,1. It's inexcusable for a system that cost $6k+ and the average Mac isn't inexpensive, but more so that it's an open bug for the past four OS releases. The best we can do is file as many bug reports and get on engineering to fix the issue.
     
  21. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Okay, maybe I'm missing something, but I'm really confused.

    Just installed Sierra beta on my spare Macbook to play around with it a bit. The Photos app doesn't have any of the built in albums! Recently Deleted, Screenshots, Selfies, etc... they're all missing! I looked through the menus and configuration and can't find any way to enable them.

    Did they move this functionality? I can't find any other threads or posts on this so I'm wondering if it's just me. o_O
     
  22. cefullersc macrumors newbie

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    Same issue here. I have posted a bug report. The sharing and stream options are checked in Photos but not in the iCloud preferences and it does not work. If you take a picture with your iPhone it will show up on all your devices except the Mac running Sierra beta 7.
     
  23. Drtung macrumors newbie

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    "Add this image to Photos" command in safari not working, did anyone have the same problem?
     
  24. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Apple very definitely broke some iCloud bits in this release (or possibly in the back end...and the release of DP8/PB7 was incidental).

    Back in this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/cloudphotosconfiguration-quit-unexpectedly.1991325/, MacGizmo suggests resetting your keychain will fix the issues whey were having with Photos configuration. Not sure that would fix everything that seems to be wrong with Apple's cloud.

    I had my unlocking with Apple Watch suddenly stop working (was working the night before, go to bed, come back, boom, it's broken). So, if something changed on my system, it was an update that Apple delivered to it. And/or possible iCloud changes as well that are causing some grief.

    Pouring through the logs, trying to figure out why it wasn't working, I saw all kinds of cloud errors. I saw "IDS device not cloud paired" errors for a few of my devices, so logged them out and back into iCloud and that repaired their connections....except for my MacBook5,2 (2009). Could not get iCloud to like its connection no matter how many times I toggled its login. So I left it logged out. For each system, you have two log lines. It turns out the second one is from your Apple ID's systems authorized to provide authentication for two-factor authentication. It wasn't until I deleted the MacBook from there that the log line went away.

    But, then a new issue. Deleting that one system kicked my other two Mac's out of iCloud. The MacBook Pro I just rebooted, fine, it re-authenticated and it's back in. But the Mac Mini I had to actually re-enter my iCloud credentials to get the connection back. (The Mac Mini is also still on El Capitan - so that explains the inconsistency). But, why would my other two Mac's be invalidated by removing a completely different system? (yes, I'll be submitting a bug report for this one). The iOS devices didn't skip a beat.

    And, so everyone's aware, all of your devices that you have registered have to have valid iCloud connections (they can be off, but their credentials can't be invalidated) for the "Unlocking with Apple Watch" feature to work. These checks happened every time I went to use the feature - so it's part of Apple's security check that all of your devices must be secure for this feature to be allowed.

    (Still digging to see why this feature stopped working....it seems Apple did something that my Bluetooth radio is no longer scanning for the watch. Need to figure out what they did).
     
  25. fischersd macrumors 601

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    One more bit on the devices being kicked out of iCloud. You also have to (to restore Continuity / SMS forwarding) disable and re-enable iMessage in messaging preferences on your other devices. The two mac's were each creating their own iMessage thread. It wasn't fixed until I disabled iMessage on the iPhone that they were consolidated. (also did a logout/login for FaceTime). The iPad had to be logged back in to iMessage.
     

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