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Apple iPhone Xs

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Choose settings for background refresh of apps

Some apps keep running in the background when you return to the home screen. You can set your mobile phone to refresh apps in the background so that you'll still get notifications even if the app isn't actively in use.


List view

Find "Background App Refresh"

Tap Settings.
Tap General.
Tap Background App Refresh.

Turn background refresh of apps on or off

Tap Background App Refresh.
To turn off background refresh of apps, tap Off.
To turn on background refresh of apps using Wi-Fi, tap Wi-Fi.
If you turn on background refresh of apps using Wi-Fi, app content will be updated when a Wi-Fi connection is established.
To turn on background refresh of apps using mobile network, tap Wi-Fi & Mobile Data.
If you turn on background refresh of apps using mobile network, app content will be updated using mobile network when no Wi-Fi networks are within range.
Tap arrow left.

Turn background refresh of specific apps on or off

Tap the indicator next to the required app to turn the function on or off.

Return to the home screen

Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen.
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