1. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    When I updated my phone to 8.1, I immediately changed my start screen to the 3 column one. I changed it because well... MOAR TILES!

    At first my phone was working fine... You know, buttery smooth and everything... But as months passed, I observed that it became slow, with the "Loading..." thing showing more frequently than ever. I'm actually starting to hate Windows Phone because of it LOL

    Yesterday I changed my phone's start screen to the 2 column one. And WOAH - my phone's performance improved! It's a lot faster now, and the "Loading..." thing appears less frequently than before. It's like my phone went back to its performance when I bought it 2 years ago - buttery smooth and flawless transitions.

    It's just sad though that there will be no more 3 column start screen for me.

    So there, that's what happened. LOL. Just thought of sharing it. Am I the only one who has encountered such thing?
    05-14-2015 12:59 AM
  2. neo158's Avatar
    When I updated my phone to 8.1, I immediately changed my start screen to the 3 column one. I changed it because well... MOAR TILES!

    At first my phone was working fine... You know, buttery smooth and everything... But as months passed, I observed that it became slow, with the "Loading..." thing showing more frequently than ever. I'm actually starting to hate Windows Phone because of it LOL

    Yesterday I changed my phone's start screen to the 2 column one. And WOAH - my phone's performance improved! It's a lot faster now, and the "Loading..." thing appears less frequently than before. It's like my phone went back to its performance when I bought it 2 years ago - buttery smooth and flawless transitions.

    It's just sad though that there will be no more 3 column start screen for me.

    So there, that's what happened. LOL. Just thought of sharing it. Am I the only one who has encountered such thing?
    Happens on my ATIV S as well which has double the RAM of your 520 so it's not just you who encountered it. If you have Cortana you could try using the smallest tile as I've found that the Cortana tile seems to cause some of the slowdown.
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    05-14-2015 01:48 AM
  3. slimchap's Avatar
    I don't use Cortana tile on my 520 anymore.. I use the search button instead
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    05-14-2015 02:51 AM
  4. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    Happens on my ATIV S as well which has double the RAM of your 520 so it's not just you who encountered it. If you have Cortana you could try using the smallest tile as I've found that the Cortana tile seems to cause some of the slowdown.
    Really? Woah, now I am concerned if Windows 10 will work smoothly on older devices
    05-14-2015 04:24 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Really? Woah, now I am concerned if Windows 10 will work smoothly on older devices
    This isn't about 10, but more about the number of tiles onscreen at once. 10 is going to be fine. Probably won't match WP7 and WP 8.0, but it'll probably won't be bad.

    Performance tends to slow down a bit the more tiles there are since the phone has to juggle more.
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    05-14-2015 04:16 PM
  6. Smiggyy's Avatar
    OP how many live tiles did/do you have on your desktop?
    These are a contributing factor to performance.
    I've taken to making all but Cortana static now as she supplies me with weather info, news/sport and reminders, one stop shop!
    05-15-2015 04:02 AM
  7. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    OP how many live tiles did/do you have on your desktop?
    These are a contributing factor to performance.
    I've taken to making all but Cortana static now as she supplies me with weather info, news/sport and reminders, one stop shop!
    I have 17 live tiles, and 4 live folders (all of those have a total of 32 tiles)
    So... 49?

    There is no Cortana on my start screen :)
    05-15-2015 05:59 AM
  8. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    Oh, wait, I think you are asking about the LIVE ones? Sorry for the misinterpretation. I have 3.
    05-15-2015 06:01 AM

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