The prime secret why apps remain at best of their game all the time is that they refresh themselves every now and then in the background. The background refresh allows them to be live and kicking all the time.

However, if you are concerned about the fast data consumption of your iPhone or the rapid battery drain, turning off Background App Refresh can be of great help. You have the option to either completely disable it or allow only certain apps to revitalize themselves in the background. Here is how it works!

How to Manage Background App Refresh in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

How to Manage Background App Refresh in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.

Open Settings app on your iPhone

Step #2. Next, tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #3. Now, you need to tap on Background App Refresh.

Tap on Background App Refresh

Step #4. Finally, you have to toggle off the switch next to Background App Refresh.

Finally, Toggle off the switch next to Background App Refresh

How to Disable Background App Refresh for Individual Apps in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Don’t want to turn off Background App Refresh for all the apps? You can disable it for specific apps as well.

Step #1. Open Settings app → GeneralBackground App Refresh.

Step #2. Now, you have to turn off the switch to the right of the app which you don’t want to refresh in the background.

turn off the switch to the right of the app which you don’t want to refresh in the background

That’s it!

Later if you changed your mind, you can turn on the switch by following these above-mentioned steps.

Personally, I prefer to allow only a few apps to re-energize themselves in the background. However, if I see my iPhone eating into a lot of battery, I make sure to completely disable it as well as Location Services (Settings → Privacy → Location Services).

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