Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to Tim Baker)
When Background App Refresh is on, apps that take advantage of this feature can refresh themselves in the background. For example, an app can check if new content is available and download the updates, or retrieve the updated content in the background when it receives a push notification, so the new content is ready for viewing when you launch the app. Apps can also schedule background refreshing based on your location. iOS learns patterns based on your use of the device and tries to predict when an app should be updated in the background. It also learns when the device is typically inactive, such as during the night, to reduce update frequency when the device not used.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to Tim Baker)
No, there isn't any way a user can see this information nor affect the scheduling. All you can do is turn the option off, either for a specific app or globally, in General -> Background App Refresh.