iOS 14 beta users plagued by 'please update' popup

Matt Birchler
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What you need to know

  • iOS 14 beta users are getting repeated popups telling them to update their software.
  • Problem is, there's no newer beta to upgrade to.
  • It doesn't look like there's a clear fix to the issue.

Numerous iOS 14 beta users are getting popups telling them to update their software, even though there's no newer version of the beta currently available.

As noted by users on Twitter:

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The problem has previously been present in iOS 14, however for some reason it seems that alerts have increased greatly in frequency overnight. As noted on Reddit, user KasteferTM says that the alert now pops up every time they open their device.

The problem has occurred once before, there's even a song about it happening in iOS 12:

One known previous fix to the issue involves changing your iOS time settings, but this is a pretty bad idea. Previously the issue has had to be patched by Apple by way of an update, and it's likely this will be the safest way to fix the issue.

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  • iOS 14.2 GM has been released to developers. This update fixes this bug.
  • Outstanding. Now, put. it. on. my. phone. This is getting a little annoying, eh?
  • I’ve already updated to iOS 14.2 and removed the beta profile from my phone and I still get this message every time I unlock my phone!!! It’s so annoying 😤😤...