Managing Background refresh
I want my “up next” list to automatically update but only while I am connected to WiFi. I know I can set Auto downloads to only occur while connected to WiFi but it appears that once I leave WiFi, the “Background refresh” setting still allows new episodes not downloaded to be added to the “Up next” list and stream. Can I restrict the Background refresh to only operate while connected to WiFi or alternatively at specific times of the day?
Can I restrict the Background refresh to only operate while connected to WiFi or alternatively at specific times of the day?
If you’re using Pocket Casts on Android, can you please open the app, then go to Profile > Settings (the cog icon on the top right) > Storage & data use > then disable the “Background refresh” under “Mobile Data”.
Let me know if that works as you expected. Thank you!
Thanks for the reply. I have played with “Background refresh” but neither on nor off seems to be quite what I’m after.
On – allows it to refresh in the background when connected to WiFi which is good. But also allows it to refresh in the background (and when using the app) via mobile data.
Off – stops it refreshing in the background via mobile data which is good. But also stops it refreshing in the background when connected to WiFi (bad). I am also not sure it stops it refreshing over mobile data while using the app (also bad).
One option you have here is to disable Mobile Data usage for Pocket Casts completely from your device settings.
To do this, go to your device’s Settings > Cellular (or Mobile Data) > Pocket Casts. From here, you can toggle off the option to allow the app to use mobile data. Of course this restricts the usage of the app’s features to WiFi, but it would allow you to keep background app refresh on while only connected to WiFi.
Hopefully that gives you some options even if it’s a setting you need to play at times depending on how you plan on using the app.
Wasn’t aware I could do that. Should work well. Thank you.