Thank you, Dani!
We put your idea to the test, and preliminary testing is definitely giving us the desired behavior. We will do more thorough testing in the coming weeks and will share our findings, but for now I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to share this option with us. You have no idea how helpful that was to us!
I'm curious, will this still be an issue in Moodle Mobile 3.5? Or are you still looking for the ultimate solution to this problem?