Apple introduced a severe defect in iOS 13.2, causing apps to reload during multitask switching. This urgent issue has been fixed in the recently released iOS 13.2.2 patch.
By Chand Bellur
November 7, 2019 at 12:40 p.m. PDT
iOS 13.2 Multitasking Bug
iOS 13.2 introduced a serious multitasking defect. When a user switched from one app to another, and returned to the previous app, it would reload. This would cause users to lose information if they filled out a web form in Safari and switched to another app to lookup information, for example.
Although the underlying cause of this bug is unknown, it’s likely that the apps’ states were not persisted. It’s also possible that apps were intentionally refreshed to fix some other defect.
Quality assurance testers should have found this defect. Although no one is perfect, well-run QAT departments typically test everything with every release, to ensure that a regressive bug is not introduced.
This defect is definitely regressive. For all the good features and bug fixes in iOS 13.2, a severe defect that affects something as essential as multitasking makes the software worse.
Apple takes quality seriously. This defect was fixed quickly and the iOS 13.2.2 patch has already been released.
Apple Fixes Multitasking Defect in iOS 13.2.2
Apple’s frenetic pace of updates underscores the defective nature of iOS 13. Not even two months after its initial debut, Apple’s flagship operating system has had a total of 9 releases. Customers may be pleased that they fix problems, however, it seems as though Apple is taking on more product requirements than they can handle.
The iOS 13.2.2 release fixes this serious multitasking bug and is available today. If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 13 yet, it’s probably best to postpone the software update. Most iOS releases are stable by the “x.2” release. This is simply not the case with iOS.
If you want a reliable operating system on your iOS device, search the web for information about each release. It may take a few months for iOS to stabilize.