- 08-22-2013, 01:25 PM #1
For the last couple of days, all my 1020 live tiles appear to have died. I checked Background Tasks in the settings app and all the apps I want to have live tiles for (WPCentral, WeatherFlow, Battery Pro+, My Stocks Portfolio) are enabled. However, their data does not update unless I open the app. I've restarted my phones several times but this still hasn't fixed the situation. Any tips?
- 08-22-2013, 01:36 PM #3
08-22-2013, 03:40 PM #9
- 137 Posts
Hello, I've been living with the Live Tile issues for quite some time. I never really looked into it until recently though. Thankfully, I was able to get them working again. I believe mine stopped working because I would install everything under the sun on my L920. I think that most apps with Live Tile capability default to enabling the Live Tile even if you don't pin the app to your start screen. With that said, I believe the OS has a limit of 15 apps with Live Tile enabled and when you exceed that count, the Live Tiles will break and or become intermittent. You can have Live Tiles enabled in an App and it will count towards the limit of 15 even though you may have that app blocked in Background Tasks. So the way I got mine working again was I went though and first uninstalled all the apps I never use. Then I went through each remaining app that was installed and disabled the Live Tile functionality within the App if I didn't need the Live Tile (I had already previously blocked most of the apps from Background Tasks). After restarting, my Live Tiles started working again. I currently use the following Live Tiles.
Simple Calendar - I love this app!
Windows Phone Central - I've been opening the app like 20x per day looking for new news. Maybe now with my Live Tiles working, I won't have to open it so often!
Since fixing my Live Tiles, I've noticed that my battery life is actually better, even though I had ever single app blocked in Background Tasks before this. Before you say that my Live Tiles didn't work because I had them blocked, I need to say that I've tried enabling the Background Tasks for apps and they still didn't work so I just ended up keeping them all blocked. So now with a handful of apps non blocked and using Live Tiles I'm actually noticing better battery life.
Good luck to those with the issue. It wasn't fast and easy to get mine working, but now I'm happy I went through the trouble.
- 08-22-2013, 03:57 PM #11
- 08-23-2013, 09:58 AM #14
- 08-23-2013, 10:40 AM #15
The post by Mr. Brown is more or less accurate and explains a lot of people's issues. Most don't know there is even a limit, and the system is far from hands free in taking care of itself.
Basically if your tiles are very intermittent and/or totally do not work unless you launch the apps go into all of your apps individually that may have background tasks, live tiles, and notifications and disable them inside the app (EVEN IF THEY ARE BLOCKED). Some apps you'll notice don't have a setting to disable background tasks and such, and if that's so, then the block should work, but I'm not 100% sure it does or does not count towards the max limit of useable background tasks. Uninstall apps you really don't use and that will eliminate any possibility of those taking up a slot.
Hopefully MS is bolstering this system in the upcoming GDRs and/or 8.1, as it needs to be less hands on, more reliable, and able to handle more tasks so the user experience is flawless."Bro, you know I lift cause I use a Lumia 920..."
- 08-23-2013, 01:04 PM #17
- 08-23-2013, 03:16 PM #18"Bro, you know I lift cause I use a Lumia 920..."
08-26-2013, 04:21 PM #20
- 13 Posts
Never had this problem with my 710 or 810. Have had my 1020 since launch and last week the live tiles stopped updating completely. I just installed a bunch of apps and honestly can't remember which ones were installed the day my live tiles died. Coming from 810 with only 8GB, I've been on an app installing spree haha.
Tried blocking all the apps, soft reset, and then turning them back on one by one. I've been monitoring the live tiles and after doing that some of them update a few times a day, some still completely dead. I know about the 30 minute limit and it's definitely taking a lot longer than that. Don't really want to but I guess I'm going to do a hard reset. :(
09-22-2013, 06:01 PM #23
- 22 Posts
Hey Mr. Brown,
What a total pain in the @rse... but it seems to have worked!!! Excellent.
I deleted the App social apps, went thru each app one by one and disabled any live tile reference.
Stopped them all in the Background Task menu.
During this very long winded process, my Weather App updated ....
Now only have WhatsAp, Weather and a Battery App live so will monitor...
- 09-23-2013, 12:28 AM #25"Bro, you know I lift cause I use a Lumia 920..."
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