Update to iOS 13.2.2. brings multitasking back to the Apple iPhone

Update to iOS 13.2.2. brings multitasking back to the Apple iPhone
Apple iPhone and iPad users have received the latest software update from Apple as iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 were both disseminated today. The update fixes a major memory management issue that we told you about the other day that caused apps open in the background to close. For example, a Reddit user with the handle DatDeLorean complained that "I can be looking at a thread in Apollo, switch to WhatsApp to reply to a message for a minute, and when I switch back to Apollo it needs to reload the app. Which is infuriating when I have a 7 Plus, which should have more than enough RAM to handle those two apps concurrently and more." So this update brings multitasking back to the iPhone. Apple did eliminate this issue in the iOS 13.3 beta, but the company must have considered it to be imperative to get this fix out as soon as possible.

The update repairs a problem that caused iPhone users to lose cellular service following a call and also exterminates a bug that prevented iPhone users from accessing mobile data. Some users complained about being unable to maintain a data connection even with full bars showing. In addition, iOS 13.2.2 fixes an issue that prevented YubiKey security keys from charging and gets rid of a bug that didn't allow replies to S/MIME encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts from being read.

An update is also available for iPadOS 13.2.2, although it doesn't include the fixes for the cellular and mobile data bugs. To get the update, go to Settings > General > Software update.

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119 Comments

1. nikhil23

Posts: 489; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

There was multitasking on ios ?

4. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Yes, there is, don’t let some idiot tell you otherwise.

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1546; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Please tell us what it is? The Pro Max I currently use has 0 multitask.

9. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Unless you consider background music play and background email sync as multitasking.

12. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Opening web pages in the background, running fitness apps, running Uber and Uber Eats in the background, running Google Maps in the background etc.... I could go on, they all run in the background just fine.

10. nikhil23

Posts: 489; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I tried to send 20 pics from my wife's iphone x to me via whatsapp and switched ti browser to browse something. Few mins later, yhe task only resumed when i switched back to whatsapp. I noticed the same behavior when downloading a Netfliz video as well..I doubt if mutlitasking meant app switching in ios terms

13. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Both my XS Max and iPad download Netflix and YouTube videos in the background, before I travel often times the night before I select all the shows I want to download, by the time I wake up all are done. I also update apps in the background. Not quite sure what is wrong with your iPhone but both my iPhone and iPad do it just fine.

14. nikhil23

Posts: 489; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

16. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Lol, it’s called enabling Background App Refresh in Settings for that app.

29. deleon629

Posts: 474; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Unless you count multitasking as having to flick several individual apps closed while hoping you don't drop the phone and pay twice its shelf value...All the while wondering why you shelled out +1K for a portable Instagram/Twitter/Facebook device w/ selfie camera, there never was. -Some D. Idiot

32. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

At least you know your place. Interesting we are the ones supposed to be wondering yet here you are in an iOS topic :’D And there has been Multitasking in iOS for a long time, if there wasn’t A LOT of the major apps would not be able to carry out their functions. Now if you choose to turn off Background App Refresh then you will not have a great experience. The best part of owning this +$1K portable device is that if I really wanted another throwaway Android I could sell my iPhone and buy a Note10+ and still have change left :’D

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, as in never. Fast app switching is not multitasking.

59. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Who does fast app switching? :’D Life is not a YouTube video dude. I can let YouTube play in the background, let Google Maps guide me while in the background, let Uber get my ride in the background and confirm when they arrive. I can load web pages in the background whole I do other things, so what are you on about?

107. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Do it in the foreground, as in on screen at the same time.

2. photo3

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

I thought there was a chance for a second. At least now maybe the Amazon app won’t reload every time I check an email.

3. Jrod99

Posts: 776; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Good headline. Since iPhone doesn’t have real multi tasking. 3,2,1 and

5. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

This is great. Often times I let web pages load in the background on Safari while in WhatsApp or YouTube, and in 13.2 there were times one got reloads, usually web pages open just fine in the background and I will have YouTube videos playing in the background or have Uber running in the background, Or leave games like Asphalt paused during game play and then comeback and continue in the game from where I was, but launching YouTube would cause page reloads in Safari and game reloads that didn’t happen in previous iOS 13 versions, glad they have fixed that, now I can continue multitasking on my iPhone. :)

100. RajRicardo

Posts: 502; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

The title is a little misleading. Probably to make some money from clicks I guess.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Amazing, finally multitasking has come to iOS. What a time to be alive! Congrats iPhone users!

23. whatev

Posts: 2396; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Yes, it only took apple 2 days to fix this while Samsung and others like 7 years or so, but it’s great as you said :)

34. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Lol, don’t talk to them about updates, they get very sensitive about them. Android 10 was launched long ago yet not even 5% of them have it despite their 12GB RAM phones

38. peschiera

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

Could it be that whatev and you have absolutely no clue about Samsung's Android versions? Samsung delivers always its own enhanced versions which have features that often are not even in the next official Android version. A Samsung user does not wait for the new Android version, but for the next annual version of Samsungs own Android. This BS with being behind the latest Android version is something that Apple fans love to spread. Did you know that Galxy S4 had six years ago multi window already, running on Android 4.2.2 while Google introduced it in Android 7 first time? @Whatev: you write "t only took apple 2 days to fix this": In all the years I can't remember to have received a fixed version after an annual upgrade on my Samsung flagships. And do you know why? Because it was always almost bug free. I know, something that iOS users don’t know since iOS 7. And another remarks for you both: Apple provides updates to its standard tools such as Maps, Camera App, Safari only as part of an iOS upgrade. Android users don’t have such issues. They just update each app separately whenever it is available.

39. whatev

Posts: 2396; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m sorry, I will rephrase my post with a question in case you didn’t understand which I think it’s the case, how many years it took Samsung to fix their ram management issue? Can you explain in a detailed manner please? I can show you how the iPhone 6 had better ram management than the GS8, so I ask again, HOW MANY YEARS IT TOOK SAMSUNG TO FIX THEIR RAM MANAGEMENT ISSUE? I’m sorry for the capital letters but sometimes I think android trolls have really poor reading skills :S

42. peschiera

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

What exactly do you mean with RAM MANAGEMENT ISSUE that was considered as a bug? You are distracting by mixing subject. This might work wth others people but not with me!

60. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Why bother to even talk about cheap throw away Androids like Samsung’s anyway? :’D Networks are doing $700 discounts on Samsung’s, that’s how little interest people have in them, that’s why we have Samsung fans here.. have a look:https://www.phonearena.com/news/best-buy-early-black-friday-deal-samsung-galaxy-note-9_id120272

44. nikhil23

Posts: 489; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Since note 10 launched, it only got 2 updates to fix bugs where as Iphone got more than 7 updates to fiz all the issues. Samsung software is much more stable and before you try to bring biometric bug, it was fixed in less than a week. Samsung takes time but delivers a stable software at the end

74. tbreezy

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Lol, so you are telling me the Note10 is now perfect and bug free? There is no such thing bud, thanks, try again!

8. Derekjeter

Posts: 1546; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Still no call pop up window. They created some camera gimmick that has not made any difference in photos. Don’t get me wrong, the pictures are amazing but the call pop up window is 1000 times more important feature.

11. nikhil23

Posts: 489; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Yeah...I don't remember when I got on my Android phone but I really appreciate that feature

15. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1459; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

As far as I can recall Android had it in 2012. Both the Xperia Z1 and LG G2 had it.

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