1. L Beezy's Avatar
    I remember back in WP8, you didn't have to let apps run in the background in order to receive alerts. I know this because I never had Twitter, Facebook, ESPN or CNN running in the background, yet I was able to receive the alerts associated with those apps. Now, I notice that in order for these alerts to properly show up, they have to be running in the background. Not only that, but the options to these alerts now show up in the notifications+actions section (which I already knew, but just in case others didn't).

    So I'm assuming that in order to get alerts for a specific app in WP8.1, they have to be running in the background. Is this another change in WP8.1?

    Also, has the limitations apps had (like the 30 minute update limitation) now gone with WP8.1? I ask this because maybe this is done for systems like smartwatches to be able to tap into WP platform better. I've been waiting for a smartphone that will fully support WP. I know of only Kreyos Meteor at the moment that says they will be fully compatible with WP.
    04-24-2014 04:30 PM
  2. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    I remember back in WP8, you didn't have to let apps run in the background in order to receive alerts. I know this because I never had Twitter, Facebook, ESPN or CNN running in the background, yet I was able to receive the alerts associated with those apps. Now, I notice that in order for these alerts to properly show up, they have to be running in the background. Not only that, but the options to these alerts now show up in the notifications+actions section (which I already knew, but just in case others didn't).

    So I'm assuming that in order to get alerts for a specific app in WP8.1, they have to be running in the background. Is this another change in WP8.1?

    Also, has the limitations apps had (like the 30 minute update limitation) now gone with WP8.1? I ask this because maybe this is done for systems like smartwatches to be able to tap into WP platform better. I've been waiting for a smartphone that will fully support WP. I know of only Kreyos Meteor at the moment that says they will be fully compatible with WP.
    Apps with notifications, in WP8.0, are running in the BG just like in WP8.1, the difference is, in 8.1 you can disable all of them if you want, but in WP8 not all apps can be disabled for BG.
    04-24-2014 04:36 PM
  3. L Beezy's Avatar
    Well if my memory serves me right, there was always control for those four apps I mentioned above... I may be wrong though. It may be that the alerts weren't part of the background task being switched off. But I'm cool with what WP8.1 does as well. I was just curious about this.
    04-24-2014 04:43 PM
  4. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    Well if my memory serves me right, there was always control for those four apps I mentioned above... I may be wrong though. It may be that the alerts weren't part of the background task being switched off. But I'm cool with what WP8.1 does as well. I was just curious about this.
    In WP8.0 the system only list some apps for stopting background task, and at the end of the list, there is a "more apps" (or something like this) option, and it list all app with background task, some of them can't be stopped.

    In 8.1 you can stop background tasks even for battery saver.
    04-24-2014 05:07 PM

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