Apple recently released iOS 13, followed by iOS 13.2 in less than a month's time. While the latest iOS version fixed some bugs that came with the earlier version, it reportedly added a major problem that affected a lot of people who updated to it.

MacRumors compiled a list of complaints coming from various netizens who said they're using iOS 13 on their iPhone. All of their complaints can be summarized in this sentence: they're having problems with how iOS 13 manages the device's memory allocation, or RAM.

Here's a quick look at what the netizens who complained in various forums and sites said about the issue:

"iOS 12 was perfect"

MacRumors forum member HappyDude20 said iOS 12 was “perfect” and that it was better than iOS for a simple reason: switching to another app won't cause the background app to refresh. “Back in iOS 12 I could go back [to] multiple app[s] and it wouldn't refresh. It was perfect,” the netizen said.

Apps keep reloading

Rogifan, another MacRumors forum member, said apps and Safari tabs keep reloading “a lot more frequently than they did in iOS 12. Very annoying.” The netizen said he lost the YouTube video he was watching after spending a minute to send a text via iMessage.

iOS 13 keeps killing background tasks

Artist, designer and developer Nick Heer said iOS 13.2 is worse than the iPhone X's habit of closing open apps when the camera is launched. Every background task needed to refresh every time it is foregrounded from the app switcher. Safari tabs keep getting closed in the background, and apps need rebooting every time they are brought up from the switcher.

iOS doesn't offer multitasking anymore

Marco Arment, husband of renowned podcaster Tiffany Arment, said iOS 13.2 introduced major bugs showing how Apple's software is “deeply, systemically broken. ” He said background downloads “often hang forever,” and that apps get killed so aggressively “that iOS effectively doesn’t offer multitasking anymore.”

Apple has to do something about this issue. Those who have complaints are advised to raise their concerns to Apple. The Cupertino tech company might not answer to posts in the Apple support forums, but they might release update fixes in response, Apple forum member Eric Root said.

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