Google Maps Background Refresh

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AnorexicPig, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502

    AnorexicPig

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    Hey guys, I have been wondering what will google maps use background app refresh for ? Maps already works when the iPhone is locked without app refresh turned on.

    I guess it will be only for tracking in the background so as to have instant lock on the location whenever the app is opened ?
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

    antiprotest

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    So far background refresh makes no significant difference to me in any of the apps that I use, especially when there is a fast chip and connection. In fact, it has caused a few apps to freeze. So I just turned the whole thing off.

    Anybody notice any big improvement in terms of usage and convenience? Which apps?
     
  3. AnorexicPig thread starter macrumors 6502

    AnorexicPig

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    I just turned it on today and that too for only the gmail app, as it is too slow to load up the emails, but if I notice any useless battery drain, will turn it off.

    Still wondering what will gMaps do with background app refresh :confused:
     

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