Testers who run Apple's latest iOS 12 beta encounter a strange issue that causes software to update the prompt to Repeatedly appear on screen and force users to manually reject the message over and over.
On Thursday, a number of social media from iOS 12 show beta testers, both developers and members of Apple's public beta program, what seems to be a mistake in the latest evaluation version of iOS. The number of complaints continues to grow as more users are exposed to error messages.
In all cases, users are greeted with a popup that reads: "A new iOS version is now available. Please update from iOS 12 beta." Users have the option to close the window, but the operating system does not provide a route to update because There is no update available.
AppleInsider has confirmed that the popup presents itself at unlock, while clearing the notification will prevent it from appearing until the device is soon waking. Some users have reported to see the popup window when using Control Center, while others receive the message at random intervals, even if such activity is not confirmed.
According to developer Guilherme Rambo, a data calculation error in Springboard appears to cause the perpetual popup warnings.
"This method in Springboard appears to make some date / time calculations to determine if the current building is about to expire whenever the cover is rejected. Newest buildings in IOS 12 think they will expire, says Rambo in a tweet.
Apple has not commented yet, and it is unclear when the company will print a solution to the problem.
The update bug comes less than two weeks before Apple is expected to release iOS 12 to the public at one special media event September 12. Apple is expected to unveil new hardware at the event including three new iPhone models, a newly designed Apple Watch and more. AppleInsider will provide live coverage of the announcements.