Indicates whether the app can refresh content when running in the background.
- iOS 7.0+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+
- tvOS 11.0+
You can use this property to determine whether Background App Refresh—an app's ability to open in the background to perform refresh tasks—is enabled, and warn the user if it is not. Don't warn the user if the value of this property is set to
UIBackground. A restricted user, such as one who is managed under parental controls, can't enable Background App Refresh.
Background App Refresh is disabled automatically when a device is operating in low-power mode. When this happens, the time available for performing background tasks is reduced to save power.