Updated: Jan 25
Hey Apple, figure it out! Over the past few days, iOS users - specifically those with the iOS 14.2 beta - are increasingly reporting the same, annoying bug. The issue being reported is occurring with iPhone and iPad users that have the latest beta software update. A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 14 beta.
Oh there's a new update? Okay, just go into Settings and update to the newest version. Except...are you being told that you are already up-to-date? Yeah, me too.
The latest version currently available to the public is iOS 14.1, but developers have access to the iOS 14.2 beta pre-release. Personally, I have the pre-released version of iOS 14.2 and have literally been bombarded with this pop-up every time I do anything on my phone. Any time that I open my phone from the lock screen, close an app, or open the Notification center, I see this stupid warning. It seems to be most common with other users to experience this when opening/closing apps and the Notification center.
This is not unusual for an iOS beta to be causing users trouble. It seems like the pesky issue from the iOS 12 beta has resurfaced. Back in 2018, a similar issue was plaguing iOS developers and alike with pre-released beta versions. The issue was caused by a bug in the iOS beta code, that was setting a faulty expiration date for that specific iOS version. It seems like a similar problem might be causing this irritating issue for the iOS 14.2 beta.
Yeah, can't help you there. Though there seem to be reported "fixes" on Youtube, and other areas of the internet, they don't actually fix the issue. One of such "fixes" is to manually update the date & time settings on your device. You can do so by going to Settings > General > Date & Time and changing the date/time settings to be a day in the past or future. This does not truly solve anything, it really just suppresses the problem. It does get rid of the pop-up, but can also lead to issues with other iOS features like iCloud backups and storage - hence my hesitation in calling this a fix.
The reason for this incessant message is still unknown. Though given the mass volume of users that are experiencing problems, it seems like it is only a matter of time before Apple addresses this and pushes out a solution.
Having similar problems? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
Like our podcast and blog? Donate just $5 a month on our Patreon Page to help us continue to make great content!