iOS 12 Beta 12 Released for Download, Fixes Constant “New iOS Update Available” Message
Apple has released iOS 12 developer beta 12, alongside iOS 12 public beta 10. The beta build for both beta releases is 16A5366a.
Notably, the update resolves the constant “A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.” pop-up message that was appearing nearly constantly on every iPhone and iPad devices that were running the prior beta versions of iOS 12. It appears that updating to this new version of iOS 12 beta is the only reliable way to get rid of that message pop-up, making the software update recommended for any and all users actively running iOS 12 on an iPhone or iPad.
The software update is available to download now from any iOS device on a prior iOS 12 build by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Whether the update is labeled as iOS 12 developer beta 12 or iOS 12 public beta 10 depends on which version of the beta you are running, but regardless of labeling it’s the same build and software release.
The latest beta update likely includes various bug fixes and feature enhancements as iOS 12 nears completion.
Separately, new beta updates are available for watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 for users beta testing system software on their Apple Watch or Apple TV respectively. MacOS Mojave did not receive a beta update today, yet at least.
The persistent alert message stating “A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.” was so ubiquitous and annoying that an equally ridiculous parody song has been made about the bug featuring bad lyrics pieced together from twitter users complaining about the constant update message, which you can listen to below if you want a laugh (hey, it is Friday after all).
Anyone can install the iOS 12 public beta if desired by signing up for the beta testing program. Likewise the developer beta can be installed by anyone with an Apple developer account.
The final version of iOS 12 is due this fall. Apple has scheduled an event for September 12 where the company is likely to launch new iPhone models, as well as provide a precise release date for the final versions of iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.