Before deciding whether to enable or disable this option for applications, it is recommended to understand exactly what it means Background App Refresh on iPhone or iPad.
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What does it mean Background App Refresh
It is a function by which the applications update their content at certain periods of time, even if they are not opened by the user. The update in the background refers strictly to the content of the applications, not to the update of the application itself.
For example, if you have the News application installed, it will periodically update its content, so that when you open it, you will immediately have the latest news available. The same applies to social media, location, weather or banking applications.
In the default settings of iOS si iPadOS this function is enabled by default for all applications that request it. Applications that check in the background if there are content updates and which to achieve this process must be connect to the internet. a unnecessary battery consumption if we have some applications whose content is not important to be updated in the background. Anyway, the application will update the content as soon as it is opened by the user.
After seeing what it does and what it means Background App Refresh on iPhone and iPad, we will continue to show you how you can disable this option for all applications or only for some. Selective.
How do you disable Background App Refresh for the applications on iPhone or iPad
1. Go on iPhone or iPad in: Settings → General → Background App Refresh.
2. In the first option, you have the possibility to completely disable the background application data refresh or to leave it activated only when iPhone or iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
This option is useful if you have a limited mobile data plan and you don't want applications to consume your mobile data traffic when they update their content.
3. At the bottom you have a list of applications that require running in the background. You can leave this feature enabled only for certain applications. For example, for token applications, banking applications that require push notification for authentication and payment authorization, weather.
In "Low Power Mode” this function is automatically disabled to reduce battery power consumption.
To increase the period of use of the iPhone battery, the deactivation Background App Refresh is also recommended when the device is in "Sleep".