1. Charles Wang's Avatar
    Now that WP finally gaining apps, I was wondering if / when MS would lift the 15-applications restriction. This is becoming limiting, especially with the number of apps requiring it. Perhaps they can restrict it differently by amount of ram or processor speed.
    11-21-2013 10:42 AM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    Yeah, I'd like to see it lifted, as I'm tired of launching an app only to get the message that there are too many background apps. It is still an area to use caution, because misbehaving periodic agents can cause battery and/or data issues, but the vast majority of apps behave well.
    11-21-2013 11:18 AM
  3. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Can you please make a list of 15+ apps you would use all at once?
    I can't imagine myself having more than 5 apps open at any time.
    Eg. FB, Twitter, Music Player, Browser...
    And I believe it isn't as easy as it seems.
    11-21-2013 03:58 PM
  4. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Can you please make a list of 15+ apps you would use all at once?
    I can't imagine myself having more than 5 apps open at any time.
    Eg. FB, Twitter, Music Player, Browser...
    And I believe it isn't as easy as it seems.
    I think they are talking about Background Tasks. Almost all apps with a live tile uses a background task. So you can basically only have 15 live tiles at the same time. Which is pretty easy to hit the limit of.
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    11-21-2013 05:45 PM
  5. hopmedic's Avatar
    Being that this isn't Android, you cannot have 15 apps running all at once, as Moiz Mian correctly stated. What is referred to here are periodic agents, commonly referred to as background tasks (as Microsoft so confusingly refers to them in settings) or background agents.

    Periodic agents are commonly used to do things like update live tiles, check a server to update live tiles, maybe even pop a toast if some prescribed condition has been met.

    Not all toasts or live tile updates require a toast, as some of them are pushed from the push notification service, but those that are pulled by the phone do.

    These two links will help you better understand he subject.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...dont-need.html
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...might-not.html
    11-22-2013 06:27 AM
  6. Charles Wang's Avatar
    Currently, I have:

    Bing Finance
    Bing News
    Bing Sport
    Bing Weather
    Bloomberg
    Currency
    Facebook
    Here Drive
    Instagram
    Kayak
    Nokia Modern Mayor
    Twitter
    WhatsApp
    WpCentral

    That's 14/15, because I hate that prompt coming up every time, so I try to keep it at 14. I'd like to also have running as background tasks:

    American Airlines
    Foursquare
    LinkedIn
    Nextgen Reader
    Path
    Toshl
    WeChat

    Admittedly, some of these could run better for background tasks, for example LinkedIn, but I'd like to have the option.
    02-27-2014 09:44 AM

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