- IOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta users are experiencing an error that causes a pop-up to appear every time they unlock their iPhone or iPad letting them know that an update is available.
- This bug is affecting countless iPhone and iPad users, but Apple has yet to come up with a fix.
- If you need a temporary fix for the bug, just set the date a few days earlier on your device.
When you sign up for a software beta, you must expect that there will be problems in the process. After all, by definition, the beta is not yet complete, and the purpose of giving users early access to the software is to fix the flaws before launching. The same is true for iOS beta, and Apple issues a clear message before you install the beta to remind you to back up your data and warn you that the software might have an error.
The iOS 14 beta, which ended when it launched in September, is one of the lightest beta programs Apple has ever run. Sometimes there are glitches here and there, but having installed the public beta myself, I can’t think of a single bug that stresses me out in beta. Unfortunately, the incredibly annoying error that some users may be scared of is finally here, and it drives people crazy.
If you have iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 beta installed on your iPhone or iPad (even if you have removed it), chances are you have seen the following message pop up continuously on your device over the past day:
A new iOS update is now available. Please update from iOS 14 beta.
As 9to5Mac Note, users have been complaining about this bug throughout the week, but it seems to have become more common on Thursday night. For me it started on my iPhone 11 last night and now every time I unlock my phone a pop-up appears on the screen and I can’t do anything until close it. . It happens literally all the time, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy fix, at least not what I’ve found.
A similar issue happened two years ago with iOS 12, app developer Guilherme Rambo explained on Twitter:
It seems this method in Springboard does some date / time calculation to determine if the current build is about to expire, each time the cover is removed. For some reason, the latest builds of iOS 12 assume they’re about to expire. (@davedelong: P) pic.twitter.com/HWe7C0NnIT
– Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 31, 2018
It’s not clear if the error manifests in the same way, but it looks and works almost exactly the same as the iOS 12 error. The bad news is that if you’re having this problem, your only real action is to wait. Apple offers a new update. However, if you are looking for a temporary fix, you can go ahead Setting > Date and time, Turn off Set automatically and go back to October 26th. This works for me and I will likely go on October 26 like Groundhog Day until Apple gives us a permanent fix for this bug.