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  1. michail71's Avatar
    Is there any trick known to mankind for getting the photos live tile to refresh? It has a mind of it's own, much like the app updates in store used to have way back when.
    06-30-2014 12:23 PM
  2. vassilis1924's Avatar
    Well, I know that you can go to Settings -> Photos+Camera and choose if you want the Live Tile to change between all your photos or only your favorite ones (or select just a photo which is not the case here).
    Directly bellow there is a button which selects randomly a photo for your live tile (so refreshes the tile), depending on what your preference is from above.
    Try that!
    Sorry if i'm confusing you.. I'm kind of tired and I don't give so much attention to my writing... :)
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    06-30-2014 02:59 PM
  3. michail71's Avatar
    I should have thought of that on my own! It does seem like it refreshed the favorites. Which had been stale by several days.

    There is also a shuffle button.
    07-01-2014 08:20 AM
  4. RichardBurt's Avatar
    Swipe right from Start Screen, choose Tiles, click "clear personal information from my tiles"
    07-01-2014 08:27 AM
  5. vassilis1924's Avatar
    Swipe right from Start Screen, choose Tiles, click "clear personal information from my tiles"
    What? :P
    07-01-2014 02:34 PM
  6. michail71's Avatar
    Well, it's still kind of wonky. I can go in to settings, switch to all photos, shuffle, come out of settings, go back in and set to favorites again.

    At this point it will use favorites but an older version of favorites. New images are not there and old images removed as still showing. Even a reboot of the phone doesn't change anything.
    07-07-2014 10:15 AM
  7. vassilis1924's Avatar
    What if you select favorites and then shuffle? Does it change anything?
    07-08-2014 02:50 PM
  8. michail71's Avatar
    What if you select favorites and then shuffle? Does it change anything?
    No, and it gets even weirder now. It did update one time but it keeps going back to a much older cache. I completely changed my favorites around a little over a week ago when I first started this thread. I had it showing some of the newer photos for a brief while but it has gone back to using the older favorites.

    I think it goes back to the older photos after a reboot. Which I have to do on occasion because of the periodic 4g/WiFi drop that occurs on WP8.1.

    MS makes these live tiles a real PITA sometimes.
    07-11-2014 08:11 AM
  9. vassilis1924's Avatar
    Gee... Resetting the phone seems to be the only solution then.
    Yeah sadly the live tiles for some apps are useless..
    The problem you face might have to do with the fact that photo hub changed from integrated to the OS to stand alone application.
    Microsoft keeps changing core stuff and that's unacceptable.
    07-12-2014 08:26 PM
  10. michail71's Avatar
    It's kind of weird for me since I have a new girl friend but my phone seems to like the other one. Oh well.
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    07-12-2014 09:07 PM
  11. vassilis1924's Avatar
    Haha maybe you should ask Cortana her opinion about your girlfriends :P
    07-13-2014 11:15 AM
  12. kmpride's Avatar
    When I go to Photos & Camera, the only options I have are Camera settings, Auto Upload, and Apps. There is nothing for Photos or Tiles.
    07-13-2014 12:52 PM
  13. vassilis1924's Avatar
    When I go to Photos & Camera, the only options I have are Camera settings, Auto Upload, and Apps. There is nothing for Photos or Tiles.
    That's weird.
    Do you follow this path:
    Settings-> swipe to the right-> photos & camera
    ?
    07-14-2014 04:00 AM
  14. Pete's Avatar
    Go into the photos hub, then tap the "..." at the bottom and choose "settings"

    From there, you have:-

    * "Start Tile shows" (choices for - all photos, favourite photos, single photo)
    * "Shuffle now"
    07-14-2014 04:15 AM
  15. michail71's Avatar
    Go into the photos hub, then tap the "..." at the bottom and choose "settings"

    From there, you have:-

    * "Start Tile shows" (choices for - all photos, favourite photos, single photo)
    * "Shuffle now"
    That does nothing for this issue. The problem is it doesn't seem to know the favorites have changed. It will switch to all photos or a single photo just fine. I figure one day it will probably catch on and update.
    07-14-2014 07:16 AM
  16. v8steve's Avatar
    Thanx, this worked for me after recent upgrade to 8.1 - tried earlier suggestion of going to Settings > Photos+Camera, but no good; but accessed and reset the same settings via Photo Hub, & live tile is now shuffling my favorites again! Strange but true :) [ Nokia 620, after factory reset, btw - due to 8.1 upgrade killing the Camera ...but thats another story...]
    Last edited by v8steve; 06-07-2015 at 05:38 AM. Reason: clarity
    06-06-2015 07:20 PM

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