If I disable Background App Refresh, will I still get instant notifications from apps like Skype and Hangouts?

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If I disable Background App Refresh, will I still get instant notifications from apps like Skype and Hangouts?

If I turn this feature off, will I still receive instant notifications from apps like Skype and Hangouts even though they are closed? I've heard that it uses more data and battery, and I'm not sure if I made a mistake by turning it off.
 

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Re: Background App Refresh

You will still get notifications. I've always turned it off. I recently turned it back on but it still seems like content has to be fetched when I go into an app so I'm considering turning it back off.
 

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Re: Background App Refresh

If I turn this feature off, will I still receive instant notifications from apps like Skype and Hangouts even though they are closed? I've heard that it uses more data and battery, and I'm not sure if I made a mistake by turning it off.

Yes
 

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Re: Background App Refresh

Thanks guys. I'll be keeping it off since my OCD requires me to delete everything from the multitasking menu anyway. :)
 

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Thanks guys. I'll be keeping it off since my OCD requires me to delete everything from the multitasking menu anyway. :)

You sound so much like me!!!!!


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Tang Tang, here is a little more information why it's not the best idea to close apps in multitasking

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202070

In short: whenever you close an app in MT, and you reopen that app again, it will have to load back in to the ram. That uses more battery than keeping it in the multitasking. By the way, keeping apps in multitasking doesn't mean you will lose ram to those apps in it, as iOS manages ram very differently than windows. In windows closing apps was and still is the way to go, as in iOS it isn't.
 

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Tang Tang, here is a little more information why it's not the best idea to close apps in multitasking

Understand multitasking and background activity on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

In short: whenever you close an app in MT, and you reopen that app again, it will have to load back in to the ram. That uses more battery than keeping it in the multitasking. By the way, keeping apps in multitasking doesn't mean you will lose ram to those apps in it, as iOS manages ram very differently than windows. In windows closing apps was and still is the way to go, as in iOS it isn't.

Its just my OCD. I can't bring my self to do that. I only use the multitasking menu for closing apps...
 

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I am totally known with OCD and know what you mean.

I have the same with cleaning, like dishwashing, I have to do it twice. Otherwise I'll go cray cray
 

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Its just my OCD. I can't bring my self to do that. I only use the multitasking menu for closing apps...

It messes up some apps. Like those that show something on the red badge. Like Weather temp. Or Calendar day. The only time I close out an app is if there's some problem. Like if the app freezes up.


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Yep, I never close out anything in multitasking unless it's misbehaving


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