1. mj0's Avatar
    I've set my lock screen to the MSN Weather one. However it's completely static, meaning it doesn't update unless I launch the app manually. Only then does it reflect my current location and weather, otherwise it's stuck. Is there a setting to enable automatic location and data updates? Until I'd launched the app a couple of minutes ago it still displayed yesterday's weather at a location a couple of hundred kilometers away.
    10-29-2014 03:58 AM
  2. msirapian's Avatar
    No settings; does your weather tile update correctly? It sometimes takes a bit before the lockscreen is updated.

    When Updating from "bing" to "msn" weather, I had to unpin my favourite city and re-pin it so that it starts to update.

    Besides there was a bug server-side yesterday, affecting my Surface 2 and 1020 (days doubled, like Tue Tue Wed Wed instead of Tue Wed Thu Fri).

    If nothing fixes it, try to uninstall/reinstall msn weather.
    10-29-2014 04:18 AM
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    In addition to was msirapian said, make sure that the default launch location in the MSN Weather app settings is set to "Current Location", and not to "Home Location". This worked when I encountered a problem similar to yours. If this does not work, then re-install the app.
    10-29-2014 04:32 AM
  4. mj0's Avatar
    Now that you've mentioned it, the lock screen isn't updating itself anymore either. The settings are correct, I have MSN Weather set to launch with my current location instead of my home location. The live tile used to update, however, only yesterday and today have I noticed that it's not working. Has there been an update to MSN Weather in the recent days?
    10-29-2014 04:54 AM
  5. msirapian's Avatar
    No update, but at least as I said, a server-side glitch.
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    10-29-2014 05:05 AM
  6. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Have not encountered server-side glitches in my region so far, but given that your settings are all correct we can wait until the server glitches disappear - I have no way of confirming this unfortunately. In the meantime, while waiting, you may want to restart or soft reset* your phone once or twice and see if that does something (just in case it's not a server glitch anymore). This will not erase your personal data.

    *- A developer of a certain weather app gave me this advise when I notified him that the weather tiles and lock screen are no longer updating. Says it was an issue in the newer OS Versions. After two restarts (simple power down and up), the tiles and lock screen were updating normally.
    10-29-2014 05:17 AM
  7. mj0's Avatar
    Yes, I've seen the server side glitches information and I'll just wait a few days. Like I said, I remember the live tile updating but it didn't work yesterday. Quite possible that this is the cause for my problem. Thanks, I'll wait a few days and keep you updated.
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    10-29-2014 05:30 AM
  8. msirapian's Avatar
    Server had problems yesterday on all my devices, today everything is OK and I changed/touched nothing.

    Usually, unpin/repin and/or uninstall/reinstall makes it. If not, yes, soft reset, and if it doesn't fix, it's really up to Microsoft :|
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    10-29-2014 06:23 AM
  9. Gibraltar75's Avatar
    Have you installed the weather app on a SD card? When I did that the live tile and lock screen would not update. Just move the app back to the internal memory and test after rebooting the phone.
    10-29-2014 08:17 AM
  10. mj0's Avatar
    You know what, that might be the case. I'll check, thank you.

    Edit: Nope, just checked, all apps are installed on my phone, not my SD card.
    10-29-2014 09:51 AM
  11. wpfanboy17's Avatar
    There has always been issues (live tiles not always working) with bing (now MSN) apps.
    10-29-2014 10:18 AM
  12. her3814's Avatar
    Trey watching "battery saver"options.. Maybe weather is blocked by the app so it can't update live tiles or lock screen.. Cheers 🍻
    10-30-2014 01:12 AM
  13. mj0's Avatar
    Weird... Since it's been static all day yesterday I've reinstalled the app yesterday but to no avail. This morning (phone was plugged in over night, connected to Wifi) both the lock screen and the live tile were still showing last night's weather. I'll try restaring or soft resetting the phone next.
    10-30-2014 02:46 AM
  14. mj0's Avatar
    Reboot (no soft reset necessary, simple shutdown - power on) seems to have fixed it. Immediately after starting up both lock screen and live tile were still showing last night's weather at last night's location. I haven't launched the weather app or touched the phone for a while at all but they have both updated now and are showing both my current location and weather.
    10-30-2014 04:05 AM
  15. Arman Qureshi's Avatar
    How to use msn weather on glance screen? Can anyone help me?
    10-30-2014 04:13 AM
  16. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    How to use msn weather on glance screen? Can anyone help me?
    I have been facing the same issue. I set Weather app as lock screen, then opened the app. After that I restarted my phone but nothing appears on glace and the lock screen just shows blue background without any weather details.
    10-30-2014 05:14 AM
  17. mj0's Avatar
    My L635 doesn't have Glance so I can't comment on that. But the lock screen definitely works again, it's updated itself again without any interaction on my part.
    Obviosly you need to allow the weather app to run in the background (battery saver) but that's really all that's necessary as far as I can see.
    10-30-2014 05:45 AM
  18. Arman Qureshi's Avatar
    I have been facing the same issue. I set Weather app as lock screen, then opened the app. After that I restarted my phone but nothing appears on glace and the lock screen just shows blue background without any weather details.
    10-30-2014 06:01 AM
  19. msirapian's Avatar
    And today, MSN News tile is not updating on my 1020 (when it does on the Surface). If the regular tricks do not fix your situation, patience is your best chance, as it's probably Microsoft related.
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    10-30-2014 09:54 AM
  20. mj0's Avatar
    Just a quick update: ever since the reboot everything's been fine. Both the live tile and the lock screen have been updating regularly location and weather all day long without any sort of interaction on my part. Next time this happens I'll simply reboot the phone.

    Good to know that the old Windows tricks (aka 'have you tried turning it off and on again') still work even on Windows phones
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    10-31-2014 04:08 PM
  21. mj0's Avatar
    It happened again today, lockscreen wasn't updating. Had to reboot the phone again to make it work.

    I do have a question regarding the live tile though: somehow the live tile doesn't seem to update its current location but only the current weather. Is it even possible to have a live tile that updates according to my current location? I was under the impression the live tile was doing just that already but may have been wrong. If so, how do I pin a tile like that to my start screen? I've tried pinning my current location from within the app but as I move the live tile remains stuck to wherever I was the moment I decided to pin it.
    11-05-2014 02:25 PM
  22. mj0's Avatar
    Nevermind, I think I found a solution to that last question myself: Instead of pinning the tile from within the app I had to pin the tile from the general app list. That one seems to be updating itself in terms of both, location and weather.
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    11-05-2014 02:52 PM
  23. mauwri37's Avatar
    Thanks ! After an hour I felt Install and update , read here I was able to solve the technical preview of windows 10 10049 setting the locality current: Smile:`
    Spoke too soon , problem recurs ...
    Last edited by mauwri37; 04-13-2015 at 06:27 AM.
    04-12-2015 08:46 AM

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