iPhone Auto Upload does not work unless app is open

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by S Khan, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. S Khan macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys

    Just wondering if you can help please.

    I am a long time dropbox user on Android and when I take a photo, it auto loaded to Dropbox without any user intervention.

    I moved to the 6+ at launch, and this issue has been driving me nuts. When I take a photo, it adds it to the upload list in Dropbox, but does not actually upload to Dropbox unless I had the app open.

    I've checked all my settings and they seem OK. I thought this was a dropbox issue, so I moved to Google Photos today, and notice it is doing the exact same thing.

    Can anyone advise please? Do I have some incorrect settings?

    Settings-General-Background App refresh is set to on for both apps.

    Please advise and thank you in advance
     
  2. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    Background app refresh allows apps to download stuff in the background so app stay up to date. It is not true multitasking. So you won't be able to do what you want to do.
     
  3. S Khan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks mate

    I take this restriction does not apply to icloud?
     
  4. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  5. S Khan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks mate

    i guess i'll be moving across to icloud then!
     
  6. mattboner macrumors member

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    It works on mine in Flickr. Just make sure background refresh is on
     
  7. Cozmosis macrumors member

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    Yeah, unfortunately iOS background application utilization is dreadful compared to Android, unless you're an Apple system app.

    Dropbox has the ability to wake with GPS to upload but that's super hacky.
     

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