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


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Apr 12, 2001

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.

It looks like this method in Springboard does some date/time calculations to determine if the current build is about to expire, every time the cover sheet gets dismissed. For some reason, the latest builds of iOS 12 think they're about to expire. (@davedelong :p) - Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 31, 2018

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.

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


macrumors 68000
Mar 24, 2010
I first started getting this on beta 8 or 9 the day before the next beta came out. But it only happened once. The next day the new beta was out and it was fine, for a bit. I've been getting it nonstop on betas 10 (at the end only) and 11.
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macrumors 6502a
Dec 18, 2003
New London, NH
I was just about to send a bug report to feedback. I noticed this right after the last two updates. Both popped up a message even after it was updated. But now it’s happening all the time.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 19, 2005
I figured this was because I actually had an update to go to. iPhone 7+ still running the fastest ever on iOS 12 beta 5. Not likely to update unless the official iOS works as fast. Small inconveniences don’t bother me so much as a slower overall experience.

Edit: Update — okay this is annnoying af.
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