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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 mobile phone 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

Tap Background App Refresh.

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Turn background refresh of apps on or off

To turn off background refresh of apps, tap Off.

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Turn background refresh of apps on or 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.
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Turn background refresh of apps on or off

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.
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Turn background refresh of apps on or off

Tap arrow left.

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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

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

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss