Background Dowloading

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by robjulo, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Does anyone have any details on the new feature of background downloading?

    One of the annoyances in iOS is the inability for an app, such as Downcast, to download in the background for any more than a few minutes (I think 10) before it has to quit - per iOS rules. Does this new feature fix that?

    Does it apply to uploading as well, for example camera uploads via Dropbox?
  2. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    I think I know what I'm talking about not sure.
    In settings their is a option per app to update frequently in the background (example: weather app) So it will always be the updated weather. I don't think third party apps have this, that have to be updated. I don't have the options
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    The new background API is to allow an app to frequently check for new data to fetch, and it has SECONDS to do so, not minutes. And the frequency is determined by the OS based on how much it successfully gets new data. The max number of times is a few per hour.

    The new call is not what you're looking for. It's more for data.
  4. robjulo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Does the new multitasking capabilities address the issue I described?

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