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iOS 12 Users Running Current Beta Plagued With Popup Prompting an Update

iPhone and iPad users who have installed the current iOS 12 beta are being plagued with a continual popup that suggests a new iOS update is available when it's not.

Affected users are seeing the following message: "A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta." The problem is users receiving this message are running the most recent version of iOS and there is no additional software to update to.


Beta testers have been seeing this popup since the latest beta was released on August 27, but over the course of the last day, the popups have become much more frequent.

Many users are now seeing the popup every time an iPhone or iPad running the beta is unlocked or Notification Center is dismissed, and it is a popup that must be manually dismissed each and every time before an iOS device can be accessed.

Developer Guilherme Rambo has suggested that an error in the latest update causes the iOS beta to think that its expiration date is imminent, leading to the popup problem.


Complaints on Twitter and the MacRumors forums are picking up from users who are frustrated with having to continually dismiss the popup, and it's not clear when a fix will be available.

Related Roundup: iOS 12


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12 weeks ago
Ahhh, nice to know it wasn’t just my phone!
Rating: 39 Votes
12 weeks ago
It’s been somewhat annoying me every few minutes now, but it is a beta build. Maybe one coming out soon?

I think “plagued” is too much of a strong word, though.
Rating: 33 Votes
12 weeks ago

How could this rookie mistake slip through QA so easily?


Beta Testers are QA, by definition. Pretty sure they have more than discovered the bug, hence the article.
Rating: 27 Votes
12 weeks ago
Guys, I realize this is a beta and we definitely don't usually point out bugs in betas, but this one is on a massive scale and it's pretty annoying. We had a lot of tweets from people wondering if it was just them, so I wanted to post to let people know that it's a well-known bug that appears to be impacting most if not all beta testers. I've asked Apple when we might expect a fix, and I'll update when I hear back.
Rating: 24 Votes
12 weeks ago
If your annoyed by this, you shouldn’t be running the beta.
Rating: 24 Votes
12 weeks ago
Plague is the correct word to use because it’s every single time.
Rating: 24 Votes
12 weeks ago

It’s been somewhat annoying me every few minutes now, but it is a beta build. Maybe one coming out soon?

I think “plagued” is too much of a strong word, though.


Exactly, I have this too, but it's BETA I don't give it a second thought cos I was dumb enough to install it (I do it every year and just deal, it's always fine)
Rating: 22 Votes
12 weeks ago
Plague doesn't even describe how annoying this **** is. :D
Rating: 15 Votes
12 weeks ago
Yep. Annoying.
Rating: 15 Votes
12 weeks ago
How could this rookie mistake slip through QA so easily?
Rating: 12 Votes

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