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Question: Background App Refresh off, still activity

Hi all - I’ve had Background App Refresh set to off for several weeks. I’ve been trying various things to improve battery life, and today when I looked at battery usage, I saw the attached. Now, I know it’s not that much background activity, but why is there any when I’ve had it set to off for weeks? Software is iOS 11.1.1, all apps updated.

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Nov 16, 2017 12:31 PM in response to srobi007 In response to srobi007

Have you also tried using the Low Power Mode setting? See the last paragraph in:

About the battery usage on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - Apple Support

As to the issue you are referring to, I suspect (but just a guess) that it might have something to do with the "Use Background App Refresh" section in:

Switch apps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

where it says: After you switch to a different app, some apps run for a short period of time before they're set to a suspended state. Perhaps that "short period of time" is what's showing up in your screenshot. Again, just a guess.

Nov 16, 2017 12:31 PM

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