Thursday, September 3, 2015

iPhone Tip: Switch Off 'Background App Refresh' To Save Battery Life

Are apps draining all your battery life in the background? If so, it may 'Background App Refresh', the iOS feature that updates and loads apps in the background, using Wi-Fi or Cellular data, that your iOS device thinks you'll use soon.

It sounds like a useful feature - to have content pre-loaded for you so you don't have to wait, but in-reality, it's not useful at all. If you have a decent connection, it doesn't take long to load data these days and all 'Background App Refresh' does is unnecessarily drain your battery.

Another reason you may want to switch off 'Background App Refresh' is that it can also use your Cellular data. Those who have tight limits, may not want to waste their data plan.


How To Switch Off 'Background App Refresh' on iOS:

1. Open the 'Settings' app.

2. Tap 'General'.

3. Tap 'Background App Refresh'.

4. Here you can either switch off only certain apps, or you can switch off all apps from loading in the background.

For more ways to save battery life, check out our video '16 Ways That Could Save Battery Life'.


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