1. Haris Siddiqui1's Avatar
    my friend bought a windows phone a while back. a 1520

    he absolutely loved it...except for one thing. he said he couldn't background download.
    as a windows fan, i want him to return to windows phone. naturally, he was using windows 8.1. can someone confirm that windows 10 has background downloading? i think he was using an app called zapya. and when he changed apps, it stopped downloading.
    as i cuurently have a sony xperia z3 (i know, i know...i'm a sony fan too...but planned upgrade to the HP elite X3) so i cant test this.
    but let me know if any one of u guys can confirm this.
    we cant let windows phone die
    and if i can get one more person on windows phone, i will be the happiest man on earth
    05-30-2016 09:12 AM
  2. Ma Rio's Avatar
    From what I know, there is a background download service, but it's limited to 5 files at once (or something like that, which cripples it a lot). So basicly, there is background downloading, but it's not the kind of background downloading you'd expect, or the kind you see on Windows 10 (for PCs) for example.
    Still, I don't see much use in it. It's only imortant for torrent apps, and the like.
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    hey its just a phone!

    anyways, I'm not clear on that actually. I know that offline maps can now download in the background.

    But if the app hasn't been updated for Windows 10 I'm sure it'll behave the same. Even if it has been revamped, I don't know for sure if it handles it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-30-2016 12:42 PM
  4. ubizmo's Avatar
    I hope someone else gives an authoritative answer. My impression is that it depends on the app. Unlike android I don't think W10 has a dedicated background download service so each app does it's own thing. Since most apps are put to sleep when in the background to conserve battery, I think downloads pause.

    For example, when downloading tracks with groove, I've noticed they don't finish until I put the app in the foreground again.

    But I haven't tried downloading with the browser and then putting it in the background.


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    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    05-30-2016 02:04 PM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    From what I know, there is a background download service, but it's limited to 5 files at once (or something like that, which cripples it a lot). So basicly, there is background downloading, but it's not the kind of background downloading you'd expect, or the kind you see on Windows 10 (for PCs) for example.
    Still, I don't see much use in it. It's only imortant for torrent apps, and the like.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    05-30-2016 11:15 PM

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