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Apple releases new iOS 12 beta, putting a stop to infuriating update notification

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A new iOS update is now available (for real)

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge

“A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.” If you’ve been running the latest version of Apple’s beta software for OS 12, you’ve likely been pestered by this notification a whole lot over the last 24 hours. Dozens of times? Potentially hundreds? Yesterday, it started showing up every time an iOS device was unlocked — or even if you just pulled down the notification tray a little bit.

Thankfully, just as we enter Labor Day weekend, Apple has shipped another iOS 12 update to restore sanity. If you open up your iPhone’s settings, iOS 12 public beta 10 (developer beta 12) is now available to download. Once you do, the obnoxious, constant alert — about an update that didn’t even exist — will go away.

Guilherme Ramo managed to pinpoint what went wrong with the last iOS 12 beta. The build thought it was about to expire, thus setting off the string of notifications and mass frustration:

This annoying hiccup aside, the iOS 12 beta (especially as of the last few builds) seems to be delivering on Apple’s promises of faster, more fluid performance across the iOS product line. During the company’s most recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said there are over 4 million people running this year’s beta software.

But let me just say: I’m still not a fan of the changes they’ve made to sending a photo in iMessage. Just switch it back, Apple. Please.