1. skaramanga's Avatar
    The other day I decided to block all background tasks for apps, so that I could re-enable them on a one by one basis. So I blocked them all and then when I wanted to enable it for an app I ticked the box for enabling it when the app is next started.
    This seemed to work okay, but then I noticed the live tiles were not updating any more, I tried it a few times since and unpinning and re-pinning, nothing that I do will get the tiles updating any more.
    Anyone got any advice?
    Thanks
    03-11-2013 06:44 AM
  2. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Have you reboot (off, then on) your phone? Leave it off for a few minutes.

    Try toggling cell data the same.

    Might just need a wake up.
    03-11-2013 11:31 AM
  3. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    I've had this problem back in the WP7 days and I still do now.

    Like what juanitoriv mentioned, a quick reboot of your phone should do the trick.
    03-11-2013 11:35 AM
  4. skaramanga's Avatar
    I already rebooted a few times and no luck, don't know what could be wrong, I will reinstall one of the apps and see what happens. Should've left alone, but then again it really shouldn't be this hard.
    03-11-2013 11:55 AM
  5. stealthcrawler1's Avatar
    I have a similar problem with Live Tiles. It's incredible frustrating. This is the one feature that truly differentiates this OS with the others. This is the thing that has kept me from shifting back to ios from since wp7 came out. But they never work a 100% of the time.
    Even right now, all tiles were working just fine for a long time, but suddenly from a week ago, some work, most don't. Namely, USA Today has pretty much always worked. Now, "Weather Now"/TV Show/CNN/Dictionary.com/MetroTube/Nextgen Reader/Weave"... and a few more have stopped working or work intermittently. If I need to rely on these tile updates, then they need to work flawlessly. This is pretty much their calling card when it comes to bringing new people over and I still cannot tell anyone that this feature works a 100%. It's just weird why this problem has carried over from WP7.
    03-11-2013 12:07 PM
  6. Aggemam's Avatar
    I've got this problem also. Don't know about other apps, but I've noticed that the Metrotube tile doesn't "flip" at all. Also the videos on the front page (Top rated + featured) hasn't changed, since I installed the it. Which was about 1-2 months ago. I've played around with the block settings, rebooted several times, but nothing seems to do the trick.
    03-11-2013 12:53 PM
  7. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I've got this problem also. Don't know about other apps, but I've noticed that the Metrotube tile doesn't "flip" at all. Also the videos on the front page (Top rated + featured) hasn't changed, since I installed the it. Which was about 1-2 months ago. I've played around with the block settings, rebooted several times, but nothing seems to do the trick.
    The company who made this app is aware of this problem. It is a bug on their part, and will hopefully be fixed soon.
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    03-11-2013 03:14 PM
  8. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Yeah, most likely
    03-11-2013 03:43 PM
  9. rimlover's Avatar
    some apps just change the live tiles after a certain amount of time to not waste battery/data. i know the CNN app syncs every 30-60 min. maybe you need to go to each app setting and check the live tile option and see how long they take to synch?
    03-11-2013 10:15 PM
  10. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Live tiles can only update every 30 min. This is an MS restriction to conserve battery and data use for those not on unlimited plans
    03-12-2013 12:07 AM
  11. rimlover's Avatar
    Live tiles can only update every 30 min. This is an MS restriction to conserve battery and data use for those not on unlimited plans
    isn't that what i stated?
    03-12-2013 01:40 AM
  12. juanitoriv's Avatar
    isn't that what i stated?
    Sort of, kinda. But not really.
    03-12-2013 02:40 AM
  13. skaramanga's Avatar
    It's looking like nothing will fix this for me, I even reinstalled some apps and they're still not updating. Frustrating.
    03-12-2013 07:44 AM
  14. Jonny8X's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem. HTC 8x
    03-12-2013 08:22 AM
  15. stealthcrawler1's Avatar
    I did too. Just re-installed a few of the apps I mentioned earlier. And nothing updates. I've also checked the CNN app settings for the live tile updates and they're just fine. I think I read somewhere that all live tile updates go through some microsoft service...or maybe that was for notifications. Not really sure about that but MS really needs to get to work on this problem. What good is a live interface that's dies every few weeks. Someone wrote it perfectly on TheVerge that Nokia has done its part, and it's upto MS now to show people why they should opt for it's OS. And I really believe it's failing at that.
    03-12-2013 12:47 PM
  16. rimlover's Avatar
    Sort of, kinda. But not really.
    ya, that makes sense. is that how it's not the same as to what i said? i hope you sensed the sarcasm in those lines because you still haven't stated how it was different.
    03-12-2013 02:47 PM
  17. skaramanga's Avatar
    I ended up doing a hard reset and restored my backup info, happy enough, tiles working again, just have to re-pin what I need.
    Shouldn't really HAVE to do that though.
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    03-13-2013 09:55 AM
  18. rimlover's Avatar
    I ended up doing a hard reset and restored my backup info, happy enough, tiles working again, just have to re-pin what I need.
    Shouldn't really HAVE to do that though.
    at least it worked out in the end though:).
    03-13-2013 04:55 PM
  19. skaramanga's Avatar
    at least it worked out in the end though:).
    Yeah all working great now!
    03-14-2013 08:07 AM

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