O iPhone it’s the iPad they started having problems with multitasking after an update: you couldn’t switch between Safari, YouTube and other apps without them being reloaded into memory, even on devices with 4 GB of RAM. Therefore, the Apple released another update: the iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 fixes this annoying behavior and other bugs.
The latest iOS and iPadOS update “fixes an issue that could cause apps to close unexpectedly when running in the background,” explains Apple in the release notes.
Users complained in the last few days it was not possible to leave YouTube in the background without it being reloaded, even on an iPhone 11 Pro with 4 GB of RAM. If you wanted to reply to a message, you ended up missing the moment of the video you were watching.
The same thing happened with Safari, for example: the browser could not keep a tab open in the background without reloading it, something frustrating when filling out a form. Messages also suffered from this problem.
Android makers kill apps in the background
This is a problem that also exists on Android phones. Some manufacturers, such as HMD Global (Nokia) and OnePlus, will no longer kill applications in the background. Google includes the Adaptive Battery feature since Android 9 Pie, which uses machine learning to understand which apps are most used and which can be closed without annoying the user.
The website Don’t kill my app! shows, however, that other manufacturers continue to follow this practice, including Huawei, Samsung (especially since the update to Android Pie) and Xiaomi (except on devices with Android One). For a moment, it looked like Apple would be on that list too – but that was not the case.
The iOS 13.2.2 release notes follow below.
- Fixes an issue that could cause apps to terminate unexpectedly when running in the background;
- Resolves an issue where the iPhone could temporarily lose service after a call;
- Addresses an issue where cellular data might not be available temporarily;
- Corrects an issue that caused replies to S / MIME-encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts to be unreadable;
- Addresses an issue where using the Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari could present an authentication warning;
- Resolves an issue where charging could be interrupted in YubiKey Lightning accessories.