1. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Hasn't  already gone on record to debunk this theory?
    njlx2016 likes this.
    12-18-2016 09:39 PM
  2. HBLEY's Avatar
    Is it an iPhone 6s that you bought in September or October last year? If yes, then there is a repair program for the battery right now.

    https://www.apple.com/support/iphone...ectedshutdown/

    You can check your serial number at that link to see if your phone is eligible for this program.

    If that's not it, you may want to call Apple Care or bring it to the Genius Bar for diagnostics on the battery.
    Alright man! Thanks a lot @doogald!
    12-19-2016 12:30 AM
  3. Wotchered's Avatar
    Hasn't  already gone on record to debunk this theory?
    And you would believe a manufacturer/retailer ?
    12-19-2016 04:47 AM
  4. SprSynJn's Avatar
    And you would believe a manufacturer/retailer ?
    Versus some random people with little to no knowledge over the intricacies of the system? Wouldn't think of it.
    njlx2016 likes this.
    12-19-2016 04:51 AM
  5. CyreneK's Avatar
    I have BAR turned off for all apps and never swipe them. I have incredible battery life. 8-9 hours of usage with 18 hours off the charger, leaving 30-40% before I put it back on the charger before bedtime. I don't even want to risk trying it the other way! Lol
    12-19-2016 07:33 PM
  6. G.4's Avatar
    Apps run in the background whether Background App Refresh is on or not. BAR just helps the apps run in the background more efficiently, thus actually helping battery life. I keep it on for all my apps. As far as swiping apps out of multitasking, it can help. It depends on the app. Some have a tendency to go rogue and use a lot of battery. There's been times I swiped a few suspects out, then did a hard reset (reboot), then all was better. When I used said apps again, they performed better.
    I would have to respectfully disagree. The entire point of background app refresh is not that the apps would now run in the background, but that when you went back to that app the information would be more current than the last time you viewed it because it was updating in the background, not just running in memory. An app running in memory will only do so until the system needs that memory. Make this test: turn off background app refresh on a given app and leave it open in the background but don't go to it for a few hours as you continue to do other things with your phone. When you do open it, you will notice it updating itself before displaying information (social media apps or Mail apps are best for this test). Take note of how long that process is. Then, the following day, turn background app refresh on for that same app and repeat the process. The app will not take nearly as long for the new information to load due to updating itself periodically in the background. To assume that this background app refresh process does not use more battery, however small it may be, is ludicrous. It simply has to use at least some battery as all processes on a phone do.
    12-27-2016 12:42 PM
  7. mark-d's Avatar
    I swipe apps away all the time. I am an addict. Please help.
    I do this occasionally but more to marvel at home many apps are actually open in the background on my phone at the time!

    Having read this and having has background app refresh turned off for years now I've just turned it back on and I'll see if I notice any difference in the battery on my iPhone or iPad
    Trooper27 likes this.
    12-28-2016 01:35 AM
  8. jrdatrackstar1223's Avatar
    I've turned on background app refresh recently and I've noticed a slight dip in battery life (2 days now, maybe 1 or 2% extra loss an hour)...
    AppleKarma and metalchick719 like this.
    12-28-2016 09:32 AM
  9. GlowingBlue's Avatar
    Background Apps can affect battery life.

    I had the same issue where YouTube was running for HOURS after I would close the app. Turns out it was a bug in the YouTube app. Then same thing for Facebook.

    What helped for me was
    1) Force closing
    2) Disabling background refresh for those specific apps in settings
    3) uninstalling the app and waiting for an update from the app dev.
    AppleKarma likes this.
    01-05-2017 11:24 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I would have to respectfully disagree. The entire point of background app refresh is not that the apps would now run in the background, but that when you went back to that app the information would be more current than the last time you viewed it because it was updating in the background, not just running in memory. An app running in memory will only do so until the system needs that memory. Make this test: turn off background app refresh on a given app and leave it open in the background but don't go to it for a few hours as you continue to do other things with your phone. When you do open it, you will notice it updating itself before displaying information (social media apps or Mail apps are best for this test). Take note of how long that process is. Then, the following day, turn background app refresh on for that same app and repeat the process. The app will not take nearly as long for the new information to load due to updating itself periodically in the background. To assume that this background app refresh process does not use more battery, however small it may be, is ludicrous. It simply has to use at least some battery as all processes on a phone do.
    I've tested it many times. I never see a difference in battery life. Maybe this will help:
    http://solutionowl.com/background-ap...laymans-terms/
    scruffypig and G.4 like this.
    01-05-2017 12:21 PM
  11. CyreneK's Avatar
    I turned on BAR and noticed a decrease in battery, but not much of an increase in performance. Not worth having it on in my opinion.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    01-05-2017 08:22 PM
  12. G.4's Avatar
    I've tested it many times. I never see a difference in battery life. Maybe this will help:
    http://solutionowl.com/background-ap...laymans-terms/
    Touché. And thanks for the extra info!
    01-05-2017 10:22 PM
  13. Trooper27's Avatar
    I do this occasionally but more to marvel at home many apps are actually open in the background on my phone at the time!

    Having read this and having has background app refresh turned off for years now I've just turned it back on and I'll see if I notice any difference in the battery on my iPhone or iPad
    That is cool. Sorry for the late reply was sick and have been pretty busy. I still swipe apps away far too much. :\
    01-12-2017 10:33 AM
  14. HBLEY's Avatar
    Yeah I got it exchange sometime back. Thanks!
    01-27-2017 07:22 AM
  15. jrdatrackstar1223's Avatar
    So, I wanted to revive this thread because I had a question...

    I have turned of Background App Refresh, but when I check my battery stats, it still shows apps having background activity. For example, I use the Xbox One app and it shows 16 mins background and 2 mins on screen time usage; the same can be said for other apps (like Amazon for example). How does this still have background activity even though it's turned off.

    I am on 10.3.1...
    04-11-2017 02:10 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    So, I wanted to revive this thread because I had a question...

    I have turned of Background App Refresh, but when I check my battery stats, it still shows apps having background activity. For example, I use the Xbox One app and it shows 16 mins background and 2 mins on screen time usage; the same can be said for other apps (like Amazon for example). How does this still have background activity even though it's turned off.

    I am on 10.3.1...
    Background App Refresh is a good thing. Turning it off does not stop apps from running in the background. It helps apps run in the background more efficiently, thus using less resources. Apps need to run in the background so they perform as you want them to. Using Background App Refresh will not drain your battery. I keep it on for all my apps.
    jrdatrackstar1223 likes this.
    04-11-2017 02:59 PM
  17. jrdatrackstar1223's Avatar
    Background App Refresh is a good thing. Turning it off does not stop apps from running in the background. It helps apps run in the background more efficiently, thus using less resources. Apps need to run in the background so they perform as you want them to. Using Background App Refresh will not drain your battery. I keep it on for all my apps.
    Thanks, shouldn't have asked on 2 threads. I will test this and see if it effects battery life after my next charge. Interestingly enough, the Xbox One app doesn't have a Background App Refresh switch
    04-11-2017 03:38 PM
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