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Faize

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Just now, I was using a banking app. Unfortunately, when I was about to press submit I entered a no service area, so I locked the phone, left the area and then unlocked the phone 5 minutes later, only to discover that iOS had decided to aggressively unload the actively running app making me start all over again from the login screen :mad:

I get that iOS has limited multitasking capabilities in the name of battery life, but ditching an active app is ridiculous. Is there any way to prevent iOS from doing that?
 

sean000

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Just now, I was using a banking app. Unfortunately, when I was about to press submit I entered a no service area, so I locked the phone, left the area and then unlocked the phone 5 minutes later, only to discover that iOS had decided to aggressively unload the actively running app making me start all over again from the login screen :mad:

I get that iOS has limited multitasking capabilities in the name of battery life, but ditching an active app is ridiculous. Is there any way to prevent iOS from doing that?

Are you sure the banking app didn’t just time out? My banking app always logs me out after a few minutes of inactivity.
 

Faize

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Are you sure the banking app didn’t just time out? My banking app always logs me out after a few minutes of inactivity.
I’m sure it’s not as there’s a “session expired” page that would’ve loaded if it had.
 

bigboy29

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I’m sure it’s not as there’s a “session expired” page that would’ve loaded if it had.

FYI this might depend. An app (vs. a web page) might not show the 'expired' message but might just close out. It depends on what the developer did. I have some banking apps that are very aggressive in this regard also and I don't know if there is one that will say something like 'session expired'.
 

CTHarrryH

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My banking app just logs me out when it times out. I also run apps that "fail" when they need but can't get network activity.
I don't think this is an IOS issue = it works as I think it should
 
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NoBoMac

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Are you sure the banking app didn’t just time out? My banking app always logs me out after a few minutes of inactivity.

This.

My bank just logs me out. Brokerage account logs out as well, but, does send a notification that I was logged out.
 
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steve62388

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Echoing everyone else’s statements. It’s almost certainly your banking app.

In my case my banking app (Barclays) requires a new log as soon as the app is moved to the background, although it’s easy with FaceID. This is a security feature.
 

Shirasaki

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I’d say you run another app that is not banking-related and see how that app goes. For example, you launch a game, play a few minutes, Throw it to the background, and come back later to see if it is still running. I bet it will.
I have two games that are 3D intensive and they run just fine after I throw them into background to check weather or YouTube.
 

secretk

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What iphone you have and how much RAM you have?

I have regular iPad (2018) with 2 GB RAM and iOS so does aggressively close apps. Makes me go insane. It seems that 2 GB RAM is just not feasible anymore for a device like iPad. It closes apps aggressively, it reloads tabs in Safari aggressively, it reloads youtube clips aggressively, it reloads Notes aggressively. Overall it happens both for Apple apps and other Developers' apps so I am pretty sure it's the way iOS handles RAM management.

So yeah iOS in general can do that and it does that for devices with not a lot of RAM.

That being said I still agree with others that in your case it might have been the banking app itself.
 
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