- 03-29-2012, 12:27 AM #7
Sports Scores works with a push server, (can update every 10 minutes) so different than post-Mango apps that use background tasks, which work off a scheduled pull, that can run more often than every 30 minutes.
Have to ask, but you do have data turned on, right? Can't think of why all your tiles would stop working. Apps will stop updating if you don't open them for more than two weeks. But a simple toggle (open/close) gets them going again. I also assume you have tried a soft reset (power off/on).
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03-29-2012, 07:10 AM #10
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- 03-29-2012, 07:29 AM #11
I too am not completely happy with the Live Tiles performance either. After a year of having the Quantum I finally did a reset because a month ago they stopped working one by one. But I wouldn't completely blame the OS or MS because one app I use called Hockey Tracker would stop updating scores and the dev almost always said his hosting service was at fault.
So crimson-what do you mean by "why bother"? Think I'm going to give it up and go to ios or droid? Not a f'g chance!
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- 03-29-2012, 07:52 PM #13
Well I got my live tiles working again. Not sure what exactly worked, but I did not reset my phone. I disabled all the background agents, then clicked on the tiles to turn them on again. That may have done it because slowly my tiles were updating again. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled, but I don't think that did it. Anyways I'm happy I didn't reset. The only time I want to reinstall everything is when I get a lumia.
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- 04-02-2012, 04:15 PM #14
I wonder if Jay or someone from WP Central can shed any light on why the WP Central tile, despite being a great app, never (for me, anyway) updates? It will only refresh once I have opened the app and updated the news feed.
As it stands, the live tile merely shows me the last story I have already seen....
- 04-02-2012, 04:23 PM #16
When looking into the background tasks, I noticed it was switched off. After tapping it the box for "turn background tasks back on for this application the next time I open it" was already ticked. I came out, opened the app, and nothing. Did a soft reset, tried it again, but it seems to be 'stuck'.
04-23-2012, 02:03 PM #19
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The recent article about Weather apps inspired me to install several of the apps, to do a side by side comparison. I then quickly became reminded that Live Tiles aren't updating for me. The WPCentral live tile isn't working either. When I first downloaded WPCentral (the paid version) in December 2011, it did work for, then the live tile stopped updating, I recall uninstalling and reinstalling, and that fixed the live tile for a little but it broke again, and I then gave up.
I've found a number of posts on this site and on other sites referring to Live Tiles not working for people. For me, the "system" tiles, like email, phone, test messages, etc. work fine. But right now, I don't think a single 3rd party app's live tile works for me - and this is something I've seen others report.
Pulling together the question/suggestions I've seen here and in other posts:
- I have a Titan with the 7720 build - phone purchased end of November 2011
- yes my data connection is on
- yes, background tasks are enabled for the individual apps in question
- I did try doing a full shutdown & restart - didn't help
- these apps were all installed over the weekend (so the 2 week auto-disable doesnt come into play)
- I've had battery saver turned on (only when battery is low), so just to see what happens, I've disable that (but I don't see this as a sustainable solution).
- I've tried a battery pull - no luck
- I've tried pinning & unpinning apps - no luck
- I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling apps - no luck
I am not interested in resetting my phone - that is not an acceptable answer, as I don't want to "rebuild" my phone. This has to be fixable without needing to do this. Plus, even if resetting my phone did fix the problem, how do I know that I won't run into the issue again in another few weeks?
I also don't want to hack/unlock/sideload (see above).
- Has anyone found a real solution to this issue?
- Has anyone contacted Microsoft about this issue?
- If I wanted to report this issue to Microsoft & see if they have a fix for this, how would I go about doing this?
Last edited by Billone; 04-23-2012 at 06:30 PM.
- 05-03-2012, 08:44 PM #22
I'm fed up.
Just got a Lumia last Sunday and everything worked till this morning. Wpcentral, Weather Channel, Accuweather, My Stocks, USA Today tiles all stuck with yesterdays info.
Yet ArkWords, The Onion, Urban Dictionary, and Daily Dilbert had updated.
New phone, same problems...same problems I had last couple months with the Quantum. Why would I recommend WP to anybody when Live Tiles aren't consistent and reliable?
Love the OS overall but WTF?