Preliminary Reports Suggest iOS 13.3 Fixes Multitasking Problems

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Apple today released the first beta of iOS 13.3 to developers, and based on early reports from those who have downloaded the new update, it fixes the frustrating multitasking bug that is impacting many iOS 13.2 users.

Last week, we shared details on a number of complaints from iPhone and iPad users running iOS 13.2 that were seeing poor RAM management on their devices.


The issue caused apps like YouTube and Safari to reload more frequently than normal, with the software "aggressively" shutting down background apps and tasks. From MacRumors forum member Rogifan, who describes the problem:
I was watching a video in YouTube on my iPhone 11 Pro. I pause the video to respond to a text message. I was in iMessage for less than one minute. When I returned to YouTube it reloaded the app and I lost the video I was watching. I noticed this a lot on my iPad Pro too. Apps and Safari tabs reloading a lot more frequently than they did in iOS 12. Very annoying.
In the iOS 13.3 beta, this issue may be fixed. Multiple MacRumors readers in our beta bug fixes and changes thread are reporting improvements in multitasking behavior. We've also seen similar reports from Twitter users who are already seeing fewer refreshes. From MacRumors reader The Carny:
Only had it installed for a few minutes so there's plenty of time for horrors to reveal themselves, but I've had no Safari tab refreshes so far. With the amount of app switching I've just done, that simply wouldn't have been the case on 13.2.
More testing will need to be conducted to make sure the issue is fully resolved, but based on multiple similar reports, it looks promising.

iOS 13.3 Beta seems like it fixes the apps reloading / RAM management issue. I have opened 32 apps and have not had one reload yet on iPhone 11 Pro Max - Aaron Zollo (@zollotech) November 5, 2019

The iOS 13.3 beta is limited to developers at this time, but a public beta should be coming in the near future so non-developers can install the new software.

Article Link: Preliminary Reports Suggest iOS 13.3 Fixes Multitasking Problems
 
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We’ll see about that. Guess like I’m not going to waste time and spend $3000+ to switch to an entirely different ecosystem, platform, and service just to not experience this one particular bug after all. Good on ya, Apple.

Looks like Apple reigns superior once again than any other company with their fast ways addressing their issues. This is why I love Apple.
 

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I have not much on line about how IOS 13 broke CarPlay, I thought it was something I did when my 2018 Nissan that worked just fine with my iPhone 8 and IOS 12 totally went off line once I upgraded to an iPhone 11 and IOS 13. Lots of apparently similar complaints. I hope this new beta fixes that, I miss CarPlay....
 

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We’ll see about that. Guess like I’m not going to waste time and spend $30,000 to switch to an entirely different ecosystem, platform, and service just to not experience this one particular bug after all. Good on ya, Apple.

Looks like Apple reigns superior once again than any other company with their fast ways addressing their issues. This is why I love Apple.
Yeah, but come on----their fixes often bring more problems...
 

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It doesn’t look like Apple fixed this issue for me. Ugh. Safari just reloaded after trying to open an app on the home screen to have it appear in the recents dock so I can drag it up to multitask with Safari.

disappointed. I’m seriously considering switching now
 
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This is so disappointing. Instead of adding screen time features, Apple, actually fix the most annoying feature ever!!!!!
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No you don’t.
I don’t want my apps closing when I’m switching between YouTube, Safari, Notes, Reminders, Procreate, Affinity Photo, Twitch, Netflix, etc throughout the day. I want them to remembered. It’s a hindrance when apps reload and I lose my spot.
 
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This is so disappointing. Instead of adding screen time features, Apple, actually fix the most annoying feature ever!!!!!
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Yes I do, fanboy.

I don’t want my apps closing when I’m switching between YouTube, Safari, Notes, Reminders, Twitch, Netflix, etc throughout the day. I want them to remembered. It’s a hindrance when apps reload and I lose my spot.
Exactly no one I know ever uses screen time