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Just-released iOS 12 beta fixes update pop-up spam

Stop. Breathe. Let it out slow. Yes, iOS 12 Beta was experiencing an issue where it continuously popped up spurious notifications saying "A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta"/. And yes, it's super annoying.

Well, Apple has just pushed out a fix. So, go to Settings > General > Software Updated, download and install it, and say goodbye to those annoying popups.

Updated August, 31, 2018: The fix is live.

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Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

23 Comments
  • It’s not just beta 12- getting it on beta 11 too.
  • I've had the message erroneously appear on a few of the betas, albeit not repeatedly like it's doing now
  • Set your phone back 1 day and they stop entirely.
  • This works for me,thanks
  • It won’t let you use safari with the wrong date, it issues a security warning
  • Just press more info and there is a button to continue to the site. Hope this helps.
  • I wouldn't advise doing this, it's a security issue. Apple's fix is out now, so reset your certificate settings and date, then update
  • I second that, without resetting the certificate beta 10 is live
  • It keeps happening getting annoying
  • It might be annoying but it's perfectly normal to expect these things from a beta
  • Dude the only thing more annoying than these messages is someone reminding people that they should have expected this from a beta version...seriously, either help with the issue or don’t post. No one needs the condescension. Seriously, every beta I’ve run, I will post a question about a bug and get a zillion ‘why would you be expecting anything different from a beta’ comments - beyond annoying
  • And the only thing more annoying than your comment is the fact that it clearly states before you download "THIS IS A BETA, REPORT ISSUES TO APPLE", you don't go posting them online and saying how annoying it is, report them to Apple
  • My 10th iOS beta and never seen this before, so....
  • It was a stable beta, sooo this is nothing compared to what other betas have been
  • I've been on god knows how many betas, I'm always seeing new weird kinds of issues. Just because you've not seen it before, doesn't mean it's anything out of the ordinary for a beta.
  • I’ve been on just as many betas if not more than you, and this is the first “repetitive and annoyingly persistent” bug to ever effect everyone on a public beta. Don’t try to downplay it, everyone was getting it. Was it a show-stopper? No, fortunately not. But this was neither a “oh, this is normal for betas” issue. I can’t recall any issue before that affected every beta user so consistently. Apparently the expiration date on the beta was set incorrectly, hence the prompts to update. That is definitely “not normal” for betas.
  • Mistakes are made, and Apple are under pressure to get this ready for the new iPhone. Betas are where mistakes can be made, regardless of what they are. I've had issues on other betas which have happened on every iPhone and have happened repeatedly (the time disappearing in the status bar, for example. If you have really been on that many betas, you'll remember that one). There is nothing that is not normal for a beta, because it's a beta. Maybe you should put yourself in the programmer's shoes, who's being poked in the back to get this ready in time. In fact, if you were a programmer, you'd know that issues like this can easily happen
  • soooo annoying and still getting them...
  • It might be annoying but it's perfectly normal to expect these things from a beta.
  • No. You expect bugs from a beta. This is not a bug. This is careless code that made it past careless code review.
  • Maybe it is, maybe it's not, but what it definitely is, is a bug. It's a bug that's either come from sloppy coding, or just simply human error. You have the right to complain if it appeared in a stable release, but not in a beta.
  • Bravo Rene! I love it when this site posts actual Apple news and isn't an article on Pokemon or the Nintendo Switch.
  • I have not gotten (a legitimate) notification for the update that eliminates this issue. My 8 Plus says the software is up to date. How do I get this elusive update?