Although Apple introduced a bunch of new features with the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 for iPhones and iPads, it also seems to have become more ‘aggressive’ in managing the device’s RAM. For those who haven’t been following the industry, Apple’s operating system is often known for its impressive RAM management, meaning the app refresh time in the background. However, now users are claiming that the background apps refresh quite often. According to some, even the last app used gets refreshed when opened from the multi-window section.
Many have taken to the Macrumours forum as well to complain about it. As per users, this issue is not just affecting the old iPhone devices like the iPhone 7 but also the new ones including the iPhone 11. “I was watching a video on 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,” stated one of the forum members called Rogifan. “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,” the user added.
But it’s not just YouTube videos reloading that iPhone and iPad users have problem with. Some are complaining about productive apps (for instance Excel sheets) being refreshed when accessed, deleting the data and making it an annoying task.
“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 apps such as Safari or Instagram or Facebook or anything really, the app refreshes. Back in iOS 12, I could go back [to] multiple app[s] and it wouldn’t refresh. It was perfect. I’m running on an iPhone 7 Plus if it makes any difference but feels it shouldn’t,” said another member named HappyDude20.
It is not for sure if Apple will fix this or not. However, since this is software related, a simple update might be able to solve the problem.