Apple iPhone 7

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Selecting settings for background refresh of apps

Some apps keep running in the background when you return to the home screen. You can set your phone to refresh apps in the background so that you'll still get notifications even if the app isn't actively in use.

Press Settings.
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Press Settings.

Press General.
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Press General.

Press Background App Refresh.
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Press Background App Refresh.

Press Background App Refresh.
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Press Background App Refresh.

To turn off background refresh of apps, press Off.
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To turn off background refresh of apps, press Off.

To turn on background refresh of apps using Wi-Fi, press Wi-Fi.
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To turn on background refresh of apps using Wi-Fi, press Wi-Fi.

If you turn on background refresh of apps using Wi-Fi, app content will be updated when a Wi-Fi connection is established.
To turn on background refresh of apps using mobile network, press Wi-Fi & Mobile Data.
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To turn on background refresh of apps using mobile network, press Wi-Fi & Mobile Data.

If you turn on background refresh of apps using mobile network, app content will be updated using mobile network when no Wi-Fi networks are within range.
Press arrow left.
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Press arrow left.

Press the indicator next to the required app to turn the function on or off.
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Press the indicator next to the required app to turn the function on or off.

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.