iPhone owners have once again run into software issues with the latest iOS 13.2, with users complaining the app is closing background processes so aggressively that multi-tasking no longer exists on the operating system.
Major new bugs introduced in iOS 13.2:
– background downloads often hang forever and never run
– apps get killed in the background so aggressively that iOS effectively doesn’t offer multitasking anymore
…continuing the iOS 13 pattern of breaking long-held basic functionality.
— Marco Arment (@marcoarment) October 31, 2019
iOS has of course never been famous for being an operating system which placed multi-tasking first, but some developers have come to rely on having their app running in the background.
One of these has been Tesla, which lets you replace your car keys with your phone. Tesla owners are now complaining that their doors do not open when they approach with iOS 13.2.
This explains why the Tesla won’t unlock any more. App has to be running in the background for this to work. https://t.co/Ly1aGU47vc
— Omar Shahine (@OmarShahine) November 1, 2019
Of course, not only Tesla owners are affected. Many home automation systems like electronic door locks rely on the same feature.
Apple is rapidly earning a reputation of delivering more issues than features with their software updates, and I suspect more iOS users will be reconsidering installing the latest OS update without it being well tested in the market first.