- 12-29-2012, 05:01 AM #1
I am new to the Windows Phone platform and I was just wondering when I'm out and about, will the Live Tiles still update and if so, will it use up my credit (because I assume that the People, Me and Linked Inbox tile all need a connection to the internet). I am on pay as you go so I don't have a data plan or anything like that. I'm just worried that I'd have to top up more than usual. Is there any way to disable updates when I'm not connected to any WiFi?
- 12-29-2012, 05:18 AM #2
For email, this is easy, just go into the email, go to the three dots, then settings, then synchronisation settings and set the Get new items or something like that to manually. Then, every time you want to check your email you have to manually hit the sync button (which looks a bit like a refresh icon). As for People, I aren't sure but I don't think it updates that frequently, and data usage will be minimal unless you've added a metric f'tonne of contacts recently (this includes Facebook, Twitter, et al, should they be linked). As far as the other live tiles, if you go to settings, then swipe over to applications, then there should be an item called background tasks. You can go into that to switch background tasks off. That should save on your data plan (as well as battery!)
Hope that helps!
- 12-29-2012, 08:04 AM #3
Make sure to check the settings within the app. Many have an option to turn off the Live Tile.
You can also go to,
Settings > Scroll to Applications > Background Tasks > And the manually shut off any apps you don't want running in the background."Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
- 12-30-2012, 08:33 AM #6
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