iOS Background Fetch


Example

Background fetch is a new mode that lets your app appear always up-to-date with the latest information while minimizing the impact on battery. You could download feeds within fixed time intervals with this capability.

To get started:

1- Check Background Fetch in capabilities screen in Xcode.

2- In application(_:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:) method in AppDelegate, add:

Swift

UIApplication.shared.setMinimumBackgroundFetchInterval(UIApplicationBackgroundFetchIntervalMinimum)

Objective-C

[[UIApplication shared] setMinimumBackgroundFetchInterval:UIApplicationBackgroundFetchIntervalMinimum]

Instead of UIApplicationBackgroundFetchIntervalMinimum, you could use any CGFloat value to set fetch intervals.

3- You must implement application(_:performFetchWithCompletionHandler:). Add that to your AppDelegate:

Swift

func application(_ application: UIApplication, performFetchWithCompletionHandler completionHandler: @escaping (UIBackgroundFetchResult) -> Void) {
    // your code here
}