10-03-2013 08:40 AM
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  1. mr_808's Avatar
    I had this problem for the longest time and I just figured out how to fix last week. Just try turning the phone off and then turning it back on. Don't do a soft reset! Just hold the power button until it tells you to slide down to turn off. Slide down, power it back up, and see what happens. I tried so many things before trying this and it worked the second I did.

    This helped my lockscreen to start updating too!

    Hope this helps you too.
    02-21-2013 07:44 AM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    This OS is NOT new. It has been out since October of 2010..I have been using it since March 2011 (LG Quantum, now Lumia 900, wife has Titan I since November 2011) and I am pretty much resigned to the fact that most live tiles will never work 100% of the time.
    It doesn't matter if it has been out for 20 years...if no one ever coded for it, it is still new. The devs have no idea how to work with the tiles until they get in and make mistakes and learn from them. It is a very new to all of them.

    But, I do not disagree that Live Tiles are a VERY finicky system and very far from 100% perfect. Along with the notification system. Sometimes I get Facebook toasts, most of the time I don't...it is all very finicky...
    02-21-2013 09:48 AM
  3. BeaverJuicer's Avatar
    This OS is NOT new. It has been out since October of 2010..I have been using it since March 2011 (LG Quantum, now Lumia 900, wife has Titan I since November 2011) and I am pretty much resigned to the fact that most live tiles will never work 100% of the time.
    This is a Windows Phone 8 Thread. WP8 has been in the wild since October 31, 2012. That is less than 4 months.

    The only thing WP8 has in common with WP7 is the graphic display visual style. EVERYTHING else is brand spanking new.

    It's like the difference between Win98 and WinXP.
    02-21-2013 10:03 AM
  4. jcagga's Avatar
    You might want to change your tittle to 3rd party applications live tiles issues
    02-21-2013 10:20 AM
  5. PipoDj's Avatar
    Are you talking about 30 seconds straight? Again, that is a feature, not a bug. Why do you need your tiles to keep spinning for minutes/hours on end? They will flip a couple of times, and then stop. If you want them to keep flipping, just go to another screen and come back and they will restart that process. There are only 2 sides to the tiles, what are you trying to read that takes more than 3 or 4 seconds?
    Wow OK so it is as feature then not a bug. But please next time try to reply and explain Nicely. First timers like me have expectations. You can try not to lace your comments with insult. I was under the impression that the Wpcentral community is nice people unlike iTards and Fandroids - i guess i was wrong.

    B) Animation stops after 20-30 seconds of inactivity, because the phone thinks you are no longer looking at it. Touch your screen, and everything will start moving again.
    Thanks for explaining it that way good sir. At least some of you here are kind enough to break it to newbies gently the way you did.
    02-22-2013 05:27 PM
  6. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Wow OK so it is as feature then not a bug. But please next time try to reply and explain Nicely. First timers like me have expectations. You can try not to lace your comments with insult. I was under the impression that the Wpcentral community is nice people unlike iTards and Fandroids - i guess i was wrong.

    Thanks for explaining it that way good sir. At least some of you here are kind enough to break it to newbies gently the way you did.
    Don't take things written to you on WPC so personally. Most of the peeps replying are writing with a good will, believe it or not!

    However, some stuff asked (especially after the bloody passport feature on Mobile Nations) are purely to troll or for the sake of stupidity. Hence, the stereotype. Also, mostly you will find such responses, only when what is being asked *might* easily be looked at in one of the 10,000 threads already posted in last 2-3 years on this board. Live tiles for example aren't new so most likely someone had a thought like yours and must have asked in last 2 years so you might easily find better explanations using search button to top right.
    Kinno and Curtieson like this.
    02-22-2013 06:34 PM
  7. mr_lysgaard's Avatar
    NO! I have more than 6 live tiles working. including battery and a clock, my only problem is the that Facebook by windows get it's notifications late sometimes. I have battery,clock, facebook, two different mails, sms, phone, Week View, Camera, Photo Album, Shortcut to Google, Internet Explorer, Twitter, LinkedIn, Games, Beweather, Skydrive, store, beaty, camera effects, Spotify, Shazam, and metrotube.

    Clock is one
    Battery is two
    Facebook is three
    One mail is four
    One more mail is five
    sms is six
    Phone is seven
    Week view is eight
    Twitter is nine
    LinkedIn is ten
    Store is 11
    Shazam is 12

    all of these apps update live am I right?
    02-22-2013 09:07 PM
  8. Mosov's Avatar
    one thing I can't believe is that there is no weather app with proper tile support. What's so hard about having a tile that updates the weather based on your current location so you don't have to click on it all the time??
    02-23-2013 01:38 AM
  9. Hiiiiiiiii's Avatar
    bad developer coding.

    I have a Stock market app, I have had it for a couple of months now and it has never stopped working. My weather app, that I have had for closer to two years, always has issues where it won't update....on WP7 and WP8, just opening the app fixes it though.
    Non sense, even Bing Translator daily word of the day never works, so MSFT is bad at coding their own apps?
    02-23-2013 03:45 AM
  10. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    NO! I have more than 6 live tiles working. including battery and a clock, my only problem is the that Facebook by windows get it's notifications late sometimes. I have battery,clock, facebook, two different mails, sms, phone, Week View, Camera, Photo Album, Shortcut to Google, Internet Explorer, Twitter, LinkedIn, Games, Beweather, Skydrive, store, beaty, camera effects, Spotify, Shazam, and metrotube.

    Clock is one
    Battery is two
    Facebook is three
    One mail is four
    One more mail is five
    sms is six
    Phone is seven
    Week view is eight
    Twitter is nine
    LinkedIn is ten
    Store is 11
    Shazam is 12

    all of these apps update live am I right?
    The live tile apps are: fb, twitter, LinkedIn, weekview.

    Rest are stock or don't run live.

    Go to settings, swipe left, tap background tasks and you will see the list.
    02-23-2013 04:08 AM
  11. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Non sense, even Bing Translator daily word of the day never works, so MSFT is bad at coding their own apps?
    yup
    02-23-2013 04:09 AM
  12. Curtieson's Avatar
    Wow OK so it is as feature then not a bug. But please next time try to reply and explain Nicely. First timers like me have expectations. You can try not to lace your comments with insult. I was under the impression that the Wpcentral community is nice people unlike iTards and Fandroids - i guess i was wrong.
    Don't take things written to you on WPC so personally. Most of the peeps replying are writing with a good will, believe it or not!
    Whoa... 1st...Rockstarzz seems to have cleared it up already...I wasn't attacking like you thought, just asking the question that the R&D department would have asked when they were creating the OS.

    But...I do have to ask, are you new to the internet? haha Certainly if I were attacking you...that would be the most mild attack ever on the WWW.
    02-26-2013 02:14 PM
  13. Curtieson's Avatar
    The live tile apps are: fb, twitter, LinkedIn, weekview.

    Rest are stock or don't run live.

    Go to settings, swipe left, tap background tasks and you will see the list.
    The Battery app isn't stock. It would use a Live Tile slot. Shazam is also 3rd party, and the clock one also. Wouldn't those all take 1 of the 6 slots? Add that to the 4 you mentioned, and there is 7.

    Also, being listed in the Background Tasks is not a requirement for a Live tile. My Weatherapp is not listed and it has a live tile. Same with Lync (MS's Business orientated IM client.)
    02-26-2013 02:18 PM
  14. RobinPaul's Avatar
    Wow OK so it is as feature then not a bug. But please next time try to reply and explain Nicely. First timers like me have expectations. You can try not to lace your comments with insult. I was under the impression that the Wpcentral community is nice people unlike iTards and Fandroids - i guess i was wrong.



    Thanks for explaining it that way good sir. At least some of you here are kind enough to break it to newbies gently the way you did.
    Hey I also ran into this Problem. here is a video link show you: https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=37AC2...007%216148&v=3 let me know
    10-02-2013 11:42 PM
  15. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Wow OK so it is as feature then not a bug. But please next time try to reply and explain Nicely. First timers like me have expectations. You can try not to lace your comments with insult. I was under the impression that the Wpcentral community is nice people unlike iTards and Fandroids - i guess i was wrong.



    It's spelt Tardis, not iTards. If you want to get on with her, try calling her 'Sexy'.
    10-03-2013 07:18 AM
  16. Divair's Avatar
    I've had my 920 since March. No problems whatsoever. It's strange that these problems seem to persist for some, but not for others.
    10-03-2013 08:40 AM
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