Why background process stops working when other programs are working?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kenreaves, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. kenreaves macrumors member

    kenreaves

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    Why iOS isn't a multi tasking operating system? If i let a program run in background and i start using other apps, the background apps stops working.

    For instance, if i start downloading a larger file which takes minimum of 20 mins to complete, so of course i can't keep holding my phone. I want to use other apps/games during that time period. But as i switch to other app/game, background downloading stops. This is so annoying.

    Is there any solution for this?

    I've experienced same issue in both my iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

    Currently i have iphone 4S 64GB iOS 5.1.1
     
  2. kenreaves thread starter macrumors member

    kenreaves

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  3. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    That's how Apple designed the system...
    Apps can only ask for a few minutes of background execution if they have a long task to finish.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. kenreaves thread starter macrumors member

    kenreaves

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    this is disgusting man... it means we can never achieve a task which takes a bit longer to accomplish :(
     

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