The server assistant has always been a favorite feature of Apple users, but it’s becoming a bit of a headache.
Apple has been testing a fix to the server application’s pop-ups that will disable them when the device is unplugged.
That could mean that the pop-in is going away for some users, or that the server will actually disappear for others, but the software developer behind the server app says the fix is working well and will be coming to iOS 8.1 soon.
“The servers have always been the most annoying part of this process,” the developer, Andrew Kwan, wrote in a post on GitHub.
“But this was something we needed to do, because the server isn’t as fun to work with as it could be.”
Kwan says he started experimenting with the server program, and he noticed a pop up when the server was unplugging.
“When the servers go down, the pop up disappears.
If you’re on Wi-Fi, it’s gone,” he wrote.
“If you’re connected to a Wi-FI network, it stays up.”
Khan said the server pops up after the user is on the network, and it’s the same pop-out that appears when the user logs into the app.
“In the event the user gets disconnected from the network or disconnected from an app or browser, the server continues to work and does what it was supposed to,” he said.
“The server will continue to run and perform the same function, but when the network is removed, the app will stop functioning.”
Kan said he didn’t want the app to be an annoying annoyance to people who aren’t actively using it, and his goal is to eventually disable the popups entirely.
“We want to make sure people are never frustrated with their server, because they’re never going to use it,” he added.
“They’re not going to want to use this because it’s just a bad experience for them.”
If you don’t want to be a server user, you can still turn the pop ups off with a simple toggle on the server interface, and you can also disable them entirely by turning them off completely on the Home screen or on the Settings screen.
Kwan also said the pop ins also work for Mac users, though they are a little more complicated.
“I have a Mac, so I have the app and the server, and the same thing happens on a Windows PC.
So I’m not going in and making a Mac version of this,” he told us.
“That is my focus, but I’d like to work on a Mac app and an iOS app.
If anyone is interested, please contact me.”