Apple’s iOS 13 has had a rocky start since its launch in mid-September, with most of the buggy. Now, iPhone owners are complaining of another issue that may be bug-related.
As compiled by MacRumors, numerous iOS 13 users say the OS is killing apps in the background. That has been in a few seconds, even in a few seconds. You can read a long list of testimonials over at MacRumors. But the takeaway is that the iPhone should be getting better at this, not worse, due to superior components and software optimizations.
Other popular app makers and software developers have chimed in as well:
I’ve noticed this since the first 13.2 betas, and overcast. MUCH more aggressively than before.
(Especially on the iPhone 11 if you use the camera, presumably because it needs so much RAM for processing.) Https://t.co/Qscmsj1OGY
– Marco Arment (marcoarment) October 29, 2019
This really affected Prompt. Extremely annoying to lose SSH connections when switch apps.
In yesterday’s update we rolled out a semi-cheesy but effective fix: Keep Connection Keeper ”keeps a running GPS-based log where you connect to servers. Side effect: connections stay alive.
– Cabel (cabel) October 29, 2019
IOS 13 or perhaps something related to the latest version of the OS, iOS 13.2. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models as well as the iPad Pro. The new camera system, especially on the Pro devices.
The biggest problem with poor RAM management is that you're in the middle of a task. Some users report losing entire drafts of emails, because they have been switched off, while iOS is effectively forgetting in a YouTube video.
It’s hard to say what exactly the culprit may be, and perhaps Apple will address this in a future update. Designer and developer Nick Heer, HomePod bricking problem, but it is an embarrassing one:
I’m used to the camera on my iPhone X, but iOS 13.2 goes above and beyond in killing background tasks. Earlier today, I was switching between a thread and a recipe in Safari and each app. This happens all the time throughout the system in iOS 13: Safari can’t keep even a single tab. As bugs go, this isn't a catastrophic one, but it should absolutely be the highest of priorities to fix it. It’s embarrassing.