All iPads iOS 7 Bug: Apps briefly show older cached snapshot

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mobile923, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Mobile923 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else have this issue when they open an app on their iPads?

    From what I understand, iOS takes a screenshot of an app for animation purposes when moving around the OS (zooming in and out when opening/closing apps, multitasking view, etc). And this screenshot stays cached in the system.

    I've noticed this (specifically Safari, Facebook and Messages) when you return to the app, it starts off with briefly showing a cached snapshot of that app and then immediately refreshes. In some cases, I've seen snapshots as old as 3 or 4 days old before the app refreshes.

    This can lead to some embarrassing situations if that cached image is something of questionable nature...
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    Briefly? Those outdated app snapshots persist for me. If I'm scrolling through the app-switcher and pass the Videos app, usually the picture is from a movie I watched last week. Same with Netflix and Safari.

    It usually doesn't bother me to be honest, but I'll confirm I've noticed what you're talking about.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It's not a bug, it's a badly implemented feature. Apps are supposed to save the last view when the user exists the app, then display it the next time it is opened while the app loads. The idea was that the app will restart at the same point the user left it, thus giving the user the illusion of not having to wait for the app to load. However, in reality, most apps don't restart from where they last left off. This causes the experience when reentering the app to be even more disjointed than if the app didn't save the last view before exit.
     
  4. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    If you were watching porn on your iPad and close the tab. Afterwards, your wife/mom picks up and fires up Safari, she will get a glimpse of boobs for fraction of a second. It's an embarrassing situation to be in. I feel for you OP. :p
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    It's absolutely a bug. If it is supposed to save the last view, but instead shows a view from several sessions ago, that qualifies as a bug in my book.

    I understand completely what it's supposed to do and why, but when these snapshots never refresh, that is a malfunction.
     

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