Apple Pulls iOS 12 Beta 7 Update Due to Performance Issues

If you haven't updated to the new iOS 12 beta 7 on your iOS device as of yet, you may notice that the over-the-air update option is no longer available, and that's because Apple has pulled the download.

Apple appears to have removed the beta 7 update because of performance issues.

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On the MacRumors forums, there are multiple reports of problems when tapping on an icon, which can result in a very noticeable pause before the app launches. As MacRumors reader OldSchoolMacGuy explains:

I'm seeing apps take 10 seconds or more to launch on my X. Restarted and still seeing the same issue.

Some users have said that the pausing issue disappeared for them after five or 10 minutes of using the iPhone, while others appear to be having continual problems.

Prior to when Apple pulled the update, several MacRumors readers had warned other users against installing the update on their iPhones. There have also been reports of other issues, such as apps freezing, Notification Center freezing, Lock screen freezing, and in-app functions refusing to load.

Apple was planning to release a public beta of iOS 12 today, but that may be delayed until these issues have been addressed in an updated release.

iOS 12 beta 7 is a significant update because it removes the Group FaceTime feature that has been present in iOS 12 since launch. Apple now says Group FaceTime will launch in an update coming later this fall.

Update: Apple has also removed the update from the Apple Developer Center.

Related Forum: iOS 12

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Top Rated Comments

Cougarcat Avatar
78 months ago
Next time someone asks why Apple waits a day to release public betas...this is why.
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonblatho Avatar
78 months ago
Apple has trouble releasing just about anything these days. What the hell gives?

My X has the horrible performance that caused the update to be pulled. Ridiculous.
It’s almost like you installed an iOS beta or something.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
78 months ago
Just amazing how a trillion dollar company still releases heavy broken beta versions, and can’t manage to test/qc by theirselves.
Amazing how many people don't know what a beta is.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
78 months ago
Apple has trouble releasing just about anything these days. What the hell gives?

My X has the horrible performance that caused the update to be pulled. Ridiculous.

Apple today is a vapid veneer of the Apple I grew up with.

Restoring from backup...
I suspect you're not the kind of person Apple would want in its beta program.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnyslats Avatar
78 months ago
Thankfully no issues here on my iPhone X (OTA)
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PTVMan Avatar
78 months ago
Apple accidentally released the code making all iPhone devices slower. Once iOS 12 is released they'll activate this on all devices that they deem old, i.e.: iPhone 7 models and older.
I'll keep iOS 10 on my device thank you.
Don't forget, Apple had Kennedy assassinated.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)