Apple Seeds Twelfth Beta of iOS 12 Following Update Alert Bug

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the twelfth beta of an upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, just four days after seeding the eleventh beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 12 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air after installing the proper certificate, while public beta members should also be seeing the update as their tenth beta version of iOS 12.


    Based on the short interval and the odd time of day of the release, the update is almost certainly an emergency bug fix for the update alert bug that began popping up in earnest yesterday. Users were being prompted to update to a "new iOS update" every time they unlocked their phone or dismissed Notification Center.

    iOS 12 brings several major new features, with Apple revamping the operating system from top to bottom to make iPhones and iPads, especially the older models, faster and more responsive.

    On the iPhone X, there are new Animoji characters along with "Memoji," which are customizable, personalized, humanoid Animoji that can be used both in Messages and in FaceTime, and there are new camera effects in both of those apps.

    Apple originally planned to introduce Group FaceTime support in iOS 12, but the feature was removed in iOS 12 beta 7 and will not be reintroduced until later this fall in a future update to iOS 12.

    Siri is smarter in iOS 12 with a new Shortcuts feature that lets you create multi-step customized automations using first and third-party apps that can be activated with Siri voice commands. Shortcuts can be created through the Shortcuts app, available as a beta from Apple's Developer Center.

    Apple built comprehensive time management and monitoring tools into iOS 12 with Screen Time, allowing you to keep track of how much time you're spending in apps on your iPhone and iPad. App limits can help you cut back on iOS device usage, and robust parental controls are included for families.


    Updated Do Not Disturb options make activating Do Not Disturb more intuitive and simple, and a new Do Not Disturb at Bedtime feature cuts down on nighttime distractions and sleep interruptions.


    Grouped Notifications make incoming notifications easier to view and manage, while a new Instant Tuning feature lets you tweak your notification settings right on the Lock screen on a notification-by-notification basis.

    Apple News has a new Browse feature, the Stocks app has been redesigned and brought to the iPad, iBooks has been overhauled with a new look and a new name -- Apple Books -- and Voice Memos has been revamped with iCloud support and an iPad app.

    ARKit 2.0 introduces new capabilities like shared experiences that let two people see the same AR environment on separate devices, and persistence, which allows AR experiences to be saved across multiple sessions. There's also a new Apple-built Measure app for measuring objects using AR capabilities.

    iOS 12 includes a revamped and rebuilt Maps app that uses a new Apple-designed Maps engine that will display foliage, pools, buildings, pedestrian pathways, and other map elements more accurately. The new Maps also includes significant improvements to traffic, real-time road conditions, construction, and more, plus it will enable Apple to push out changes and fixes more quickly.


    The updated Maps app is available in the Northern California area during beta testing. After iOS 12 launches, Apple will continue rolling out the new maps to additional U.S. locations

    New betas of upcoming operating system updates always introduce tweaked features and new functionality, and we'll be outlining what's new in the seventh beta below. We also rounded up all of the changes that were introduced in the previous betas: beta 2 and beta 3, beta 4, beta 5, beta 6, and beta 7.

    Later betas have had fewer changes because we're approaching the end of the beta testing period, with a public launch for iOS 12 planned for September alongside new iPhones.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Twelfth Beta of iOS 12 Following Update Alert Bug
  2. DeutscheMark macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2015
    Nuremberg, Germany
    That‘s unfortunate, I kind of got used to it.
  3. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2006
    Aiken, SC
  4. Mighuel macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    So now there actually is an update available! Grrrreat! Updating now..
  5. GaryMumford macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2008
  6. asdavis10 macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Beta 11 easily the worst iOS12 beta. And all because of an alert window.
  7. Jimmy Bubbles macrumors 6502

    Jimmy Bubbles

    Jul 10, 2008
    Nashville, TN
  8. costica1234 macrumors member

    May 21, 2013
  9. Saipher macrumors demi-god


    Oct 25, 2014
    I'm glad. That popup notice was getting really annoying. Now we need a public beta update as well.
  10. I8P'CS Suspended

    Jul 29, 2010
    Say what you want about apple but they addressed this QUICKLY!!! Well done!!!
  11. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
  12. Packdude macrumors member


    Apr 16, 2010
    It is available for those on the Public Beta program as well.
  13. CMoore515 macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2015
    Des Moines, IA
  14. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

    Aug 20, 2015
    So, I guess this notification is technically correct now.
  15. Narcaz, Aug 31, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018

    Narcaz macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    That wouldn't have been necessary with less intrusive popups. Please turn your wifi on says hello! So annoying.
  16. swm macrumors regular

    May 29, 2013
    i was automatically clicking OK each time i got soo used to it.
    but i have to admit, those popups became more frequent last time...

    so to avoid the annoying popups that you just dismiss, you have to check'em...
  17. Return Zero macrumors 6502a

    Return Zero

    Oct 2, 2013
  18. timmywa macrumors newbie


    Mar 27, 2017
    Utah, USA
    Does anyone else think the b on Public beta should be capitalized?
  19. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
  20. marc1184 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2016
    My iPad is on 11.4.1, and it's been receiving the same pop-up since yesterday but says to "please update from the iOS 11 beta"
  21. lunarworks macrumors 68000

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada

    There was no way Apple was gonna let all their beta testers spend the entire long weekend dealing with such a simple but annoying bug.
  22. jotwee macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2007
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Just don’t update
  23. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again

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