Complaints continue to mount from iPhone and iPad users over what seems to be poor RAM management on iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2, causing apps like Safari, YouTube, and other apps needing to reload more often when they’re reopened.
MacRumors reports members of their forum have complained of the issue. One forum member reported watching a video in YouTube, switching to iMessage, then returning to YouTube to find the app had reloaded and the video being watched was lost. The user reports it has happened on an iPad Pro also.
Another forum member reported working on a spreadsheet in Excel and switching to a YouTube video, when the use switched back to Excel, the app had to reload. All Safari tabs had been flushed from memory too.
Multiple other instances were mentioned by other members of the forum. Reports are coming in from other sources too.
I’m used to the camera purging all open apps from memory on my iPhone X, but iOS 13.2 goes above and beyond in killing background tasks. Earlier today, I was switching between a thread in Messages and a recipe in Safari and each app entirely refreshed every time I foregrounded it. This happens all the time throughout the system in iOS 13: Safari can’t keep even a single tab open in the background, every app boots from scratch, and using iOS feels like it has regressed to the pre-multitasking days.
Hopefully, Apple will resolve this issue in not-too-far in the future software update. We’ll keep you posted.