Apple & # 39; s iOS 13 has been a rocky start since its launch in mid-September, with one of the most buggy Apple software versions in recent memory. Now iPhone owners are complaining about yet another problem that may have to do with bugs.
If compiled by MacRumors, many iOS 13 users say that the operating system kills apps in the background too aggressively in a memory management issue. As a result, some users have lost progress in apps after switching to another that may be more memory intensive, such as the camera or iMessage, even for just a few seconds. You can read a long list of testimonials on MacRumors. But the collection point is that the iPhone should get it better no worse because of superior components and software optimizations.
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I've noticed this since the first 13.2 beta & # 39; s and Overcast users continue to report it: background apps seem to be MUCH more aggressively killed than before.
(Especially on the iPhone 11 when you use the camera, probably because it requires so much RAM for processing.) https://t.co/Qscmsj1OGY
– Marco Arment (@marcoarment) October 29, 2019
This has really influenced Prompt. Very annoying to lose SSH connections when switching apps.
In yesterday's update we introduced a semi-cheesy but effective solution: "Connection Keeper" keeps a GPS-based log from where you connect to servers. Side effect: connections remain alive.
– Cabel (@cabel) October 29, 2019
It is not clear whether this is a bug in iOS 13 or perhaps something related to the most recent version of the OS, iOS 13.2. It may also have something to do with how the software works on older iPhones, but there are some reports that the RAM management issues persist, even on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models and on the iPad Pro. This may be due to how memory-intensive the new camera system is, especially on the Pro devices where more computational photography elements are involved and the extra camera lens.
The biggest problem with poor RAM management is that you may lose progress in an app while you are busy, such as writing an e-mail in Outlook or watching a YouTube video. Some users report losing entire drafts of emails just because they have switched to Spotify or the camera, while some say that iOS actually forgets where they were in a YouTube video because the app is restarted in the background to manage the shifting RAM loads.
It's hard to say what the culprit is, and maybe Apple will address this in a future update. Designer and developer Nick Heer, wrote on his blog yesterday, says that this is not a major problem, such as the recent HomePod brick problem, but it is embarrassing:
I'm used to the camera removing all open apps from my iPhone X's memory, but iOS 13.2 goes beyond killing background tasks. Earlier today I switched between a thread in Messages and a recipe in Safari and each app was completely updated every time I placed it in the foreground. This happens all the time in the entire system in iOS 13: Safari cannot even keep any tabs in the background open, each app restarts all over and the use of iOS feels like it has fallen back to the pre-multitasking days. As bugs go, this is none catastrophic, but it must definitely have the highest priority to fix it. It is embarrassing that all the hard work to make animations and app launches go smoothly is wasted by improperly managed multitasking.