Basically I have a problem with apps stopping when the screen is locked. I have first encountered this issue when I started using Strava.
I would normally start recording on
Strava, lock the screen and put the
iPad into my backpack, after I finish the ride, I would unlock the screen just to find out that the app is not running.
I initially though that this is
Strava specific issue, but I have since tried Endomondo and it exhibits exactly the same behavior.
- If I start the recording, then lock the screen, then unlock it within the short period of time (~ 1 minute or less) - the app is still running. Which means it does not stop immediately after the screen lock
- If I don't lock the screen, but just put the
iPadinto my backpack, the screen locks automatically in 5 minutes. In this case, no matter how long I ride, the app will keep running and will be still active when I unlock the screen. This is a workaround but not prefered solution
I would like to know why does iPad stop apps after the screen lock and how do I change that behavior.
I am using
iPad mini and
based on the comments and answers from other users, few more details:
- Location Services are enabled for these apps and set to "Always on"
- Background refresh is enabled in the system and for these apps