Despite releasing the eleventh beta earlier this week, Apple has issued beta 12 of iOS 12 for test-driving on the iPhone and iPad before it gets formally released to the public this fall. The updated build fixes an issue where a message kept telling users there was a new iOS beta ready to be installed, only to be discovered by the user that they were already up to date. The prompt started spamming users by repeatedly showing up on their devices at random times, hence today’s bug fix.
To install the beta on your registered iPhone or iPad, head over to Settings > General > Software update. From there, you’ll see the listing for the build. Just tap “Download and install” and wait for your phone or tablet to complete the process. I recommend plugging in your device beforehand so you don’t run out of power before the installation is complete.
The twelfth beta of iOS 12 will build on top of the foundation Apple laid for the software back at WWDC 2018, likely by including further stability improvements and security enhancements. The new operating system will provide much better performance for devices stretching back to the iPhone 5s, offer better notification management, let you know how much time you’re spending on your device, enable Siri Shortcuts, and more. iOS 12 is focusing more on refinement over a bunch of new features, but that isn’t exactly bad all things considered.