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  • bj.frompc Level 1 (0 points)

    It's better on the 5s but not entirely gone. You'll be able to switch between more apps without it happening. The 5s is faster so it isn't as noticeable, but when it does happen, the apps will launch much more quickly. You'll be able to keep a few more web pages in safari for offline reading but it's still far from unlimited. Form data isn't as likely to get lost during multitasking, but it still can happen, at least it happened to my wife. I have a 4s an I'll be due for an upgrade here before long, and I'll probably stick with apple for a while yet for a host of other reasons. I just can't seem to believe that they will allow this issue to continue forever, even though it seems like they already have.

  • DA:MAC Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone installed the iOS 8 beta yet, and if so are you allowed to say if this bug is still present?

  • Fallen Anjel Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone considered that this ISN'T a problem but just part of ios7? Don't you all think that if it were a provoke it would have been fixed already?  I don't think a company as big as apple would let this type of "problem" go on for so long. However, how any sane person could allow this to be part of a functioning iOS is beyond me.   It makes multitasking Absolutely and utterly useless and defeats the whole purpose of using this type of technology in 2014. Siiiiiigh.  

  • ERSinclair Level 1 (0 points)

    @Fallen Anjel - Your saying maybe this is "Working as Designed"? - Yes, I'm pretty sure many of us have been told that when contacting Apple tech support. I decided there was more to this than what Apple is telling us pretty much from the beginning but that got me tagged as a "conspiracy theorist". I had read somewhere that the mobile phone service providers were putting money into the mobile phone hardware providers pockets based on data usage. Now, I cant find that write up anymore but I can still say, I think Apples failure to address this problem is financially motivated or they would have fixed it a long time ago.

  • Fallen Anjel Level 1 (0 points)

    That makes TOTAL sense.   Being a conspiracy theorist isn't so bad.   I should know, I'm one myself LOL

  • LP in SD Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all,


    I'm new to this thread. Just wanted to let everyone know that I have fixed the problem on the following devices by simply disabling Auto Brightness:


       iPhone 5 - iOS 7.1.1

       iPad Mini Retina - iOS 7.1.1


    After disabling Auto Brightness on both devices, neither of them refresh Safari pages when I:


       Press the Back button to view the previous page

       Return to Safari from another app


    While I am aware that some other posters to this thread have indicated turning Auto Brightness Off did not solve the problem, it worked for me on two devices.


    Hoping my experience may help some folks while we wait for Apple to fix....and I believe they WILL fix it.  I guess I am a "glass is half full" kind of guy!

  • rick7 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi LP -- thanks for this and that's great to hear.  It should be mentioned that the problem is far bigger than refreshing Safari pages; the operating system refreshes (almost) all apps.  Safari is just one of those apps.  I'd be curious to know if disabling auto brightness fixes the problem of refreshing other apps.

  • LP in SD Level 1 (0 points)

    Rick7: Yes, I failed to address that in my post. Just to be clear: I never had a problem with all of the apps refreshing on either device. My problem was limited to Safari always refreshing the page when I would use the back button, or return to Safari from another app. Disabling auto brightness solved those problems for me.


    From what I can tell, the posters in this thread are dealing with two separate bugs:


       1) A bug with auto brightness that affects Safari refresh

       2) A bug with memory management that affects all apps


    Just my two cents...

  • lforbes Level 1 (0 points)

    It is a memory leak. It is worse with more apps open. Auto brightness helps as does turning off the animation under accessibility. However it comes back.

  • lillynews Level 1 (0 points)

    I did pick up a good coping mechanism from someone I know also suffering from the loss of multitasking. It's worked so far for us:


    --if you are switching apps just to read something from another AND you can see that data on the 2nd app from the multitasking screen, just read it from there. Don't actually select app #2. Just go back to the original.


    I have yet to have an app refresh/restart after going to multitasking and returning to the original app.


    I haven't done this much from Safari so not sure if it avoids tab/page refreshes.

  • DebinLee Level 1 (0 points)

    i installed the b e t a 1 yesterday and NO! NEVER EXPECT THEY'LL FIX IT. JUST NOW TWO APPS REFRESHED RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! i just opened them yesterday and i was using them RIGHT BEFORE SWITCHING. GOD! i can't stand it anymore. can i curse? i was expecting io s 8 would fix it so i waited months! F U C K!  you know if we do a reboot the bug would disapear for like days but i os 8 won't last one single day!!! ONE SINGLE DAY!


    I sorry i lost my mind but don't you hold your breath! APPLE GO ****

  • bs.007 Level 1 (0 points)

    I went out with my friend yesterday. He wanted to buy a new phone. He had iPhone 5S as his priority. Then i told him about the multitasking issue and how Apple is not gonna fix it. He didn't believe me at first. So I showed him a demo on iPhone 5S and HTC One M8 side by side at the store. He thanked me and bought the HTC One M8! Why? Coz it can multitask unlike some phones!

  • SyberiaWinx Level 1 (0 points)

    It's insane.  This problem has existed for so long, and it's serious.  But they still haven't fixed it?  I'm sick of losing progress and having to start my games over from the title screen!  What are we paying for here?!

  • steven.kiernan Level 1 (0 points)

    If you want a way to test this "feature" in all its annoying glory, try copy and pasting content between Google Docs and Google Sheets. Refreshes every single time. Is this the universe trying to tell me to go with Android...?


    And in case you think I'm trying to say it's some kind of anti-Google conspiracy, I'm not. Evernote is another total killer to use. For example: I open up Evernote and start writing a note, then realise I want to include the date in the note so I go back to home screen to check the date (just on home screen, not even in the native Calendar app). When I return to Evernote, it refreshes - the note is gone and I have to wait for a slow re-opening of the app.


    A previous post said this hasn't been fixed in iOS8? That is really depressing.


    My advice is to go and comment about this problem on every iOS8 story you can find until mainstream tech journos start reporting on it. Link back to this thread - 55 pages is pretty substantial.

  • jaypm55 Level 1 (0 points)

    I went into the Apple store in Perth recently and the little tech nerd there said he hadn't heard of it and gave me Apples support to ring so they'd go through all my settings. I tried to offer the address for this discussion but he wasn't interested. Think he thought I was just another grey haired granny who didn't know what she was talking about! I'm really annoyed at my mini iPad right now and yep, I'll be thinking twice about buying another one if and when I have to upgrade.

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