iPhone XS Is iPhone XS memory management garbage, or is it an iOS issue ?

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  1. Henrryparth123, Dec 17, 2018
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    Henrryparth123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2018
    A month or so ago I upgraded from an iPhone 7 Plus to an iPhone XS Max. Since upgrading, I am noticing that minimized apps/games frequently need to completely reload instead of just restoring from Movies series world the background. Then the music/podcast app also frequently “forget” what I was listening to, so nothing is playing and I have to go back and pick something manually.

    I’m pretty disappointed since I thought the XS Max having more memory than the 7 would mean fewer app/game reloads, when it’s actually the opposite now.

    Have others had this problem as well? Is this an issue with XS phones, or iOS in general ?
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    There’s nothing called “minimising” an app on iOS. It’s either active or inactive. When the app is inactive, iOS keeps a snap of the state of the app in the memory, until the operating system needs it back. At which point the cached state of the app gets released but that typically depends on which apps / services you’ve chosen to use since putting the previous app / service in an “inactive” state.

    So you see there’s no generalisation to this whole thing. iOS actually handles memory management really well.

    Watch this video for more info -

  3. Howyalikdemapls macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2013
    I’m struggling with this on my iPhone X a lot. I believe the XS has an extra gig of ram which I was hoping would help, but apparently not. I can’t wait until the iPhone has actual multitasking like we thought we were getting years ago.
  4. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    Well, if you thought multitasking would be done in a different way then that’s on you really. Multitasking on iOS has been explained over and over since it was introduced and there’s a reason why it’s done the way it’s done. I suggest you watch the video I posted earlier. Gary explains it really well.

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