1. Nutle's Avatar
    Hey all, I have some questions about the live tiles of some of the apps I use:

    First of all - the Bing Weather app. For some reason the Live Tile of it (medium or large, doesn't matter) only updates itself after manually turning on the app. Without doing so it shows the weather that has been some time ago - when I last turned on the app (or it decided to finally update itself - not sure, haven't tracked that), which is very misleading and hence making the live tile useless. My question is - is this a bug of some sort, or is there a setting that I might have missed, which doesn't allow updating the live tile for battery saving purposes or etc?

    Secondly - the Alarm app. I have many different alarms set for each day, all of them are turned on. Ideally, the live tile shows that the alarm is turned on and the time of the soonest one. However, after some time, the time of the soonest upcoming alarm just disappears, and to bring it back I have to turn on the app, turn off and then turn on again ANY of the alarms. Then the live tile reacts. Again, is this a bug of the app, or is there something wrong with my settings? If the answer is the latter - how can I fix this?

    And the last thing - least of my concerns, mainly I'm just curious about it - is the IE app. If I've pinned a website to the Start screen and made a medium live tile, it shows a printscreen of the website from the day I've pinned it. Is there a way to make it live? I mean, to let it update in any way? It would be ideal if the thumbnail of it (or the printscreen as I've called it before) would show the live version of the website, with a lag of max 1 day. It would be good if the thumbnail would update itself after visiting the website. But in my experience the thumbnail remains the same as it was the first day I've pinned it. So the question here - is it not possible, or is it just another bug in my system?

    P.S. None of this is happening in the low-battery-saving mode, so the OS should be working at 100%.
    P.S.2. I'm using WP 8.1 Cyan on NL635 stock, not a dev. preview or anything other, that could be in beta state.
    09-24-2014 10:14 AM
  2. jmajid's Avatar
    cant comment on the Alarms as i dont use it....
    IE app seems to be a static tile - use it as a favorite that you're able to quickly access from the start screen...

    As for Bing weather - my live tile does seem to update - dont know the frequency but it seems to be updating today.
    Check in battery saver - make sure you have allowed it to operate as a background task.
    09-24-2014 12:04 PM
  3. Nutle's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply, jmajid. Checked everywhere I could for any settings of Bing Weather. The battery saving settings seem okay, everything's turned on, same inside the app. Tried turning on and off all of the settings, repinning the tile, nothing worked. Well, at least the tile hasnt refreshed itself since, and its been several hours.

    Maybe the app works fine and its supposed to not refresh itself every hour or so.. But whats the point then, if at night it shows me the temp of the past day... It becomes a useless tile..
    09-24-2014 05:46 PM
  4. Nutle's Avatar
    Sadly, still no update on Bing Weather Live tile since yesterday.. It even shows the wrong day.. Good thing there are more similar apps which do work..

    Now I'm curious, is it just me, or is it a more common bug?
    09-25-2014 06:49 AM
  5. jmajid's Avatar
    i just checked the live tile now - it does seem to show today's weather - but seems like the temperature is a little behind it seems - but then that might be the case depending on how often it gets refreshed.

    I remember some article saying that 8.1 provided a way for developers to increase the refresh rate of their app live tiles - i wonder if the bing weather team has done this? or if they are still working on 8.0 live tile refresh which is less often and irregular?
    i'll continue to do more testing myself too...
    09-25-2014 09:57 AM
  6. jmajid's Avatar
    took a look at the tile this morning - had changed forecast and temperature - and again just an hour or so later - and the temperature had changed, so it does seem to be updating - just dont know the frequency at which it updates
    09-26-2014 08:50 AM
  7. Nutle's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply!

    It must be something wrong with my app then.. It hasnt updated itself since wednesday and its almost saturday!
    09-26-2014 01:34 PM

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