Documents app running in the background

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Potatoess, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Potatoess macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2019
    This is what I noticed yesterday. Please check the attached screenshot, it shows the battery usage stats for my new iPad 6 (two months old) for the last 10 days. I noticed that the Documents app (by Readdle) has been running in the background even though I was not using it. I wonder if this is normal?

    I'm on the latest version of iOS 12.1.4


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  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    I don't know what the Documents app is meant to do and why it might need background activity, but if you gain nothing from the background activity, I recommend disabling it
  3. Potatoess thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2019
    Thanks for the response. I actually tried disabling it, head over to settings - General - Background app refresh
    I wanted to turn off its background activity by restricting it from running in the background. But I was surprised to see that the documents app was not there on the list of apps for which I can turn off the background activity. Why so? That's really strange
  4. ConfusedChris macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2013
    Documents has run in the background for 3 hours for me. That would be downloading large publications and indexing them.
    You can turn of indexing in Documents settings.

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