Background app activites

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Galacticos, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

    Galacticos

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    I have a betting app on my phone that I've checked the battery usage for and it's saying there is twice as much background app activity as in app activity. I mostly use it to check overnight fixturing and I've used 32mins and it has 1hr of background activity.

    What types of things can apps do in the background? This app uses needs to verify location while in use. Is there anything more sinister going on?
     
  2. Rok73 macrumors 65816

    Rok73

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    Well, a betting app - if you allowed background updates - would most likely update the betting odds in the background. Just turn it off.
     
  3. Galacticos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Galacticos

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    yes I thought odds is the main thing but I'm asking the question more broadly too.

    Interestingly under background app refresh this app doesn't appear and so I'm unable to turn that toggle specifically off
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That wouldn't really control the apps ability to run in the background as that is something built-in into iOS and isn't controllable by the user.
     

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