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Apple causes major problems for millions of iPhone owners

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 4, 2019, 9:50 am IST
Updated : Nov 4, 2019, 9:50 am IST

Apple iPhone users are reporting major issues after updating to iOS 13.2.

iOS 13.2 features a bug into background app management.
 iOS 13.2 features a bug into background app management.

With iOS 13.2, Apple has launched several tantalizing features for iPhone users the world over and chief of them being the launch of Deep Fusion tech for owners of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This feature is heralded as the main differentiator which separates the iPhone’s photographic capabilities from the competition; thereby cementing Apple’s position as the number one camera smartphone in the world. However, with all the improvements, there is one major setback that’s observed with iOS 13.2 and that’s horrid multi-tasking issues; and this is affecting millions of iPhone users the world over.

First picked up by MacRumors, iOS 13.2 features a bug into background app management which is rather extreme it is causing even iPhone 11 Pro devices to crash out apps the very moment that they’re not in use. The main app that’s affected happens to be Apple’s very own Safari web browser on the iPhone. Reports are escalating and even Apple fan sites such as iMore have consented that iOS 13.2 appears to have “broken multitasking”.

Tumblr CTO Marco Arment stated, “Major new bugs introduced in iOS 13.2: - background downloads often hang forever and never run - apps get killed in the background so aggressively that iOS effectively doesn’t offer multitasking anymore”

iOS developer Nick Heer stated, “I'm used to the camera purging all open apps from memory on my iPhone X, but iOS 13.2 goes above and beyond in killing background tasks. Earlier today, I was switching between a thread in Messages and a recipe in Safari and each app entirely refreshed every time I foregrounded it. This happens all the time throughout the system in iOS 13: Safari can't keep even a single tab open in the background, every app boots from scratch, and using iOS feels like it has regressed to the pre-multitasking days.”

Users have also voiced their opinion with one stating, “Every single app on my iPhone 7 iOS 13.2 gets killed every time I close. No backgrounding. And each tab on Safari when I move to a new one. So frustrating”

While another said, “For me Safari just stops rendering. Usually just killing it and reopen works. But more and more I have to reboot the phone. Ohh and it is the “cheap” 11pro 512 so what can I expect, right?”

A third goes on to add, “My apps are getting killed as soon as I switched to safari n back, #ios132 #iosbugs” While another with an iPad Pro said, “This happens on my iPad Pro, and it’s the one with 6GB of RAM. Infuriating!!”

The entire frustration can be summarised in this statement, “I couldn’t believe it when I started seeing almost all my apps reloading after being in the background, often only for less than a minute. It seriously affects the experience of using an iPhone, especially when using timeline-based apps.”

Ever since Apple first introduced iOS 13, the OS has been littered with bugs that are causing users to voice their concerns online. This has caused Apple to quickly roll-out new updates. However, when one issue gets resolved, another one pops up. Expect Apple to roll-out an update to fix this memory-gate in the next few days.

Tags: apple, ios 13.2, iphone, smartphone