When I format my bibliography, the font size changes from 12 to 11 and I have to change it back. It does this every time when I use Times 12 font (a very common choice), but oddly not when using some other sizes and font faces.
The bibliography takes on the attributes of the immediately surrounding text. It is fairly common for documents to have accumulated little areas of the document with no text which nonetheless have a different style than the one which you see in your visible text. The solution is therefore to ensure that the area surrounding the bibliography has the style you wish.
Try selecting text from (and including) your last paragraph to the area after your bibliography and applying your style. Your bibliography should then retain that style when you format it. After this, you can switch back your bibliography heading to the desired formatting.
Yeah, I tried that, but it still changes it to 11. Only with some fonts, though. I use Times 12 in my text and regardless of the text just before the bibliography, it inserts the bibliography at font size 11.
Jan 2020 it still does it with Palatino 12, changing the bibliography to 11.