I usually download large file in YouTube app for offline viewing , also use “Shortcut” app to download large file, I have set background refresh on for both the apps

The problem is that , the moment I switch to other app download stops immediately and restarts when I open the app again , this also happens when screen locks automatically.

Is there any way to download file without keeping screen on till the download completes ?

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    iOS will not allow an app to run in the background unless the developer has coded specifically to request the operating system to allow it. Without the developer writing code to keep the app "alive" and downloading, there's nothing you can do. – fsb Mar 26 at 13:54
  • So shortcuts doesn’t have a method to make a shortcut keep alive? – dwightk Mar 26 at 15:25
  • Nope it’s functiinality is limited because of it :( – Chemist Mar 26 at 15:28

As long as it is not implemented by the developer, there is no way to keep downloading in the background.

If you are interested you can read up on that in apples developer documentation here

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