1. bcasteel's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Just thought I'd turn to the WPCentral folks for some help on this.

    Not too long ago (maybe early/mid February?) I hard-reset my phone (by which I mean reset to factory defaults) after all of my background agents up and stopped working. Once I did this, my live tiles worked like a charm! BG agents updating every 30 minutes or every hour as they were supposed to, battery life improved...

    Now, it seems that it's happening again. I have (by last count) 17 live tiles on my start screen. Of those, 4 use background agents and the rest are either MSFT tiles (like Mail) or use push notifications.

    What I'm experiencing is this: every time I add a new tile driven by a background agent (taking my total up from 4) all of the tiles go wonky... From what I can tell, it causes apps to occasionally skip updating: for instance, if I remove rowi and its notifications, and add Carbon with a live tile, Weather Master and WPCentral will update about every hour instead of every 30 minutes. And Carbon itself will update something like once an hour to once every hour and a half...


    This bothers me. I should be able to have around 8 or 9 background agents, right? Does this sound like I simply have too many data sources? I don't feel like I do... Counting toast notifications, I think I have about 21 data sources total, 9 shy of what I understand is the limit.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I've considered simply uninstalling all apps with notifications and reinstalling them. I've also considered the possibility that my data connection may have something to do with it, but I've noticed it (I have AT+T) on 4 or 5 bars on the "4G" network (I have a Focus S)

    In case it helps, here are my live tiles:
    1. weather master (bg agent)
    2. astronomy hub
    3. gogetter (bg agent)
    4. livestrong calorie counter (bg agent)
    5. messaging
    6. rowi
    7. people
    8. wpcentral (bg agent)
    9. music and videos
    10. calendar
    11. email (linked inbox)
    12. email (folder/alias account)
    13. email (exchange)
    14. phone
    15. xbox live
    16. pictures
    17. marketplace


    Thanks in advance,
    bcasteel
    04-10-2012 10:35 AM
  2. bcasteel's Avatar
    By the way, all I really want to be able to do is use Carbon instead of Rowi, but as I said, putting Carbon on the Start Screen seems to interfere with how frequently all Live Tiles with background agents update.
    04-10-2012 10:40 AM
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