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Select settings for background refresh of apps

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

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Find "Background App Refresh"

Tap Settings.

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Find "Background App Refresh"

Tap General.

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Find "Background App Refresh"

Tap Background App Refresh.

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Turn background refresh of apps on or off

If you turn on background refresh of apps, app content will be updated when a connection to a Wi-Fi network or mobile network is established.

Tap the indicator next to "Background App Refresh" to turn the function on or off.

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Turn background refresh of specific apps on or off

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

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Return to the home screen

Tap the Home key to return to the home screen.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss