Apple Store App Auto Refresh?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 26, 2017
i just noticed the “Apple Store is down” message in the app. If I have the app open, will it automatically refresh when the store comes back online, or do I need to manually close out the app and relaunch? Thanks!


macrumors 68030
Aug 7, 2013
I'm not so sure. If you have background refresh option for that app it should refresh on it's own. The question is, how often.

Example: I had it open earlier to the App Store App (before it went down). When I turned on my phone later (when it was down) it immediately refreshed; I could see it change.



macrumors 68030
Nov 7, 2010
This would save so much time if we could leave it open. Anyone have experience with past launches?


macrumors 68030
Aug 7, 2013
Certain tasks or services can continue to run in the background. To lessen the affect on battery life, normal app background refreshing is scheduled for efficient times, such as when your device is connected to Wi-Fi, plugged into a power source, or being actively used.

You can adjust your apps' background activity in Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

When Background App Refresh is on, apps that take advantage of this feature can refresh themselves in the background. For example, an app can check if new content is available and download the updates, or retrieve the updated content in the background when it receives a push notification, so the new content is ready for viewing when you launch the app. Apps can also schedule background refreshing based on your location. iOS learns patterns based on your use of the device and tries to predict when an app should be updated in the background. It also learns when the device is typically inactive, such as during the night, to reduce update frequency when the device not used.

So I'm guessing that if you're on wifi and its on AC, it might refresh more often. But you can't take a chance on this tonight. Best to open and close (no matter what anyone says :D )

At least for tonight.

She asked for experience about the app with previous launches, and I told her mine, but thanks for chiming in.
Ok sorry, I misread.
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