1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Multiple apps on multiple devices at my workplace that use iOS need to be relied on for communication (examples: Lync, SIP apps) but iOS kills them regularly from memory. We have background app refresh turned on. Anything we can do?
    03-01-2016 09:22 AM
  2. Djlatino's Avatar
    It's something that even high end devices like S7 come across.
    "Tentative RAM" is the term that's used nowadays for it. No, you can't really do anything about it besides contacting the developers about the issue.
    03-01-2016 11:41 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Stop worrying about it. It's supposed to work that way. iOS manages RAM very well. Apps don't need to stay in the background all the time. Most are only there a short time. A minute. Most apps in the multitasking tray are not running. There's no concern here.
    03-01-2016 11:44 AM
  4. le10's Avatar
    I'm the OP. The issue is much less prevalent on Android because apps can do things like persistent notifications to tell the OS not to kill the app. @Ledsteplin, it is an issue. The whole point is it is a communication app and needs to be kept alive.
    03-01-2016 01:04 PM
  5. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    I'm the OP. The issue is much less prevalent on Android because apps can do things like persistent notifications to tell the OS not to kill the app. @Ledsteplin, it is an issue. The whole point is it is a communication app and needs to be kept alive.
    If by any chance your device is jailbroken, then you are lucky and can search for "infinityTask" in Cydia. It does exactly what you want.
    03-01-2016 01:44 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm the OP. The issue is much less prevalent on Android because apps can do things like persistent notifications to tell the OS not to kill the app. @Ledsteplin, it is an issue. The whole point is it is a communication app and needs to be kept alive.
    Just keep unimportant apps swiped out of multitasking. Then it won't happen.
    How do you know the app is being killed? Here's some info on how multitasking works.
    http://www.tested.com/tech/ios/3389-...ry-management/

    You can't compare how iOS manages RAM with Android. They don't work the same way.
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 03-01-2016 at 02:36 PM.
    03-01-2016 02:25 PM

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