iOS: Keep application running in background
Yes, no need to jailbreak. Check out the "Implementing long-running background tasks" section of this doc from Apple.
From Apple's doc:Declaring Your App’s Supported Background Tasks
Support for some types of background execution must be declared in advance by the app that uses them. An app declares support for a service using its Info.plist file. Add the UIBackgroundModes key to your Info.plist file and set its value to an array containing one or more of the following strings: (see Apple's doc from link mentioned above.)
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When an iOS application goes to the background, are lengthy tasks paused?
iOS Application Background Downloading
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Use local notifications to do that. But this will not check every time. You will have to set a time where you will check your specific event, you may shorten this by decreasing your time slot. Read more about local notification to know how to achieve this at: