1. spcurtis81's Avatar
    Looking for a bit of education here really...

    I have background app refresh switched on for various apps such as Facebook and Mailbox however when I open said app, I still have to wait for the feed to update or for Mailbox to download my messages. I understood the point of this new feature was to remove this delay. Am I misunderstanding? Am I missing a setting which needs to be switched on other than the high level background refresh toggle and the individual apps toggle? Is there a possibility my software is not functioning as it should?

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    10-25-2013 09:18 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    https://support.apple.com/kb/ht4211

    From my understanding, there's no set schedule, and not all apps take advantage of or use the app refresh feature.
    10-25-2013 09:34 AM
  3. spcurtis81's Avatar
    https://support.apple.com/kb/ht4211

    From my understanding, there's no set schedule, and not all apps take advantage of or use the app refresh feature.
    Cheers for that. Maybe the developers for these apps have not yet added the functionality properly yet. I read through both update histories and neither document adding the ability to background refresh. Just a bit strange that they were recently added to the background refresh list. I shall wait and see I guess
    10-25-2013 10:00 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    My understanding is that background app refresh is supposed to either learn or know when you are usually active on the phone and do the refreshes when you are not using it. So if your in say Facebook and switch to another app and go back to Facebook it won't have updated. But if you put the phone down for a while and come back, it may have done the refresh while idle. That being said, I don't know exactly the timing of when it does the refresh or how much of it is under a developers control. The dev has to put the right algorithm hooks into place (which is why it shows up in the Settings), but I think it is iOS that decides when to trigger it.
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    10-25-2013 10:25 AM
  5. lush242000's Avatar
    It burns through your battery.


    Sent from somewhere.
    10-25-2013 05:33 PM
  6. antiprotest's Avatar
    It burns through your battery.


    Sent from somewhere.
    Also freezes some of the apps when you return to them. The 5s and LTE are fast enough that I just turn the whole thing off.
    10-25-2013 06:56 PM

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