1. clankfu's Avatar
    A little confused about background app refresh and what type of apps need it enabled to function properly.

    I'm assuming chat apps like Whatsapp and Hangouts need it on?

    How about navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze?
    10-10-2015 08:15 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    With Background App Refresh, suspended apps can check for updates and new content.

    Having said that, numerous apps that I currently have installed on my iPhone request background app refresh, but I've yet to come across one that 'requires' it. In fact, the only apps that I allow to use BAR are weather apps.
    10-10-2015 08:44 AM
  3. mumfoau's Avatar
    The only apps that I allow to use BAR are Apple apps. No downloaded app has access to do things in the background.
    10-13-2015 05:44 PM

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