iOS 13.2.2 arrives to fix iPhone background process bug

Apple has pushed iOS 13.2.2 to all compatible iPhones, continuing the string of point updates to iOS 13 since its launch on 19 September. We previously reported the iOS 13.3 developer beta could have included a fix for a bug that killed apps in the background, but it appears to have been addressed by Apple in this public 13.2.2 release.

It means iPhones will skip from iOS 13.2 to 13.2.2 – 13.2.1 was an exclusive software release for HomePod.

Many iPhone and iPad owners have been complaining that they found iOS 13.2 to be aggressively killing app processes in the background, seeing things like videos playing form the beginning when you return to the app. We noticed media controls defaulting back to the Music app after pausing a podcast, switching apps, and then trying to resume audio.

Here is the full change log for iOS 13.2.2:

We hope it goes some way to settling what has been an unusually rocky iOS launch for Apple with several bugs at each juncture.

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