Do apps have to be open to receive notifications?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by applelover4u, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. applelover4u macrumors 6502

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    Do the apps have to be open in order to receive notifications?
     
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  3. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    I would say yes, unless they have some background service running.

    Though on the iPhone, you can kill an app and it still gets updates and notifications. I don't think IOS really kills them, can sayfor sure on OS X, mail and other I use won't update unless running
     

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