Many iPhone and iPad users who have installed the latest iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 updates on their respective devices are experiencing poor RAM management with apps like YouTube, Safari, and Excel reloading more frequently when reopened after switching from another app, MacRumors is reporting.
Same. I was writing an email, swiped to Safari and then went back and the entire thing was gone
— Austin Evans (@austinnotduncan) October 23, 2019
Users have been sharing their frustrations all over social media. Below are some of the user comments obtained from Twitter, Reddit and various discussion forums:
“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.”
“iOS 12 was perfect and [I] miss it for the main reason that any time I use the app switcher to go back to my previous app such as Safari or Instagram or Facebook or anything really, the app refreshes.”
“I’ve noticed this since the first 13.2 betas, and Overcast users keep reporting it as well: background apps seem to be getting killed MUCH more aggressively than before.”
“Every single app on my iPhone 7 iOS 13.2 gets killed every time I close. No backgrounding. And each tab on Safari when I move to a new one. So frustrating.”
“This really affected Prompt. Extremely annoying to lose SSH connections when switch apps.”
Apple has not yet issued any comment regarding the issue, although we hope it should be fixed in a future iOS update.