Everything has been pretty much smooth sailing for the iOS 12 beta so far, save for a mistake or two. However, this peaceful state of affairs ended recently with the rise of an extremely annoying notification that popped up every time a beta tester unlocked their iPhone, telling them that “A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.”
This would be fine, except there was no update available. People were being relentlessly bombarded with this alert when they opened their iPhone or pulled down their notification tray. Naturally, many of them took to the internet to complain, posting screenshots and making fun of Apple on sites like Twitter.
iOS 12 beta 12 Fix
Thankfully, Apple has fixed whatever went wrong and issued a fresh update to provide some relief to its testers. Anyone affected by the bug should immediately download the iOS 12 developer beta 12 or public beta 10, depending on which program they belong to. Feedback has been positive so far, so it should get rid of the issue permanently.
As usual, Apple hasn’t said anything publicly about the mess and just quietly resolved it behind-the-scenes. It didn’t even specifically mention the bug in its iOS 12 beta 12 release notes. The iOS 12 beta 11 rolled out earlier this week and appeared fine on the surface, just bundling in a couple of bug fixes and improvements.
Developer Guilherme Rambo thinks the root of the problem is that the latest builds of iOS 12 thought they were about to expire for some reason. This led them to tell people to update to the latest version, even though there wasn’t a new one available at the time.
This isn’t the first time Apple’s had some trouble with beta software. It pulled the iOS 12 beta 7 because it was freezing iPhones and replaced it immediately with the beta 8 build. The official version will be rolling out later this month.