1. david90531's Avatar
    Hi all, so recently the few live tiles that I really need them to work have all stopped working for me, they don't update unless I click into the app. Including the battery app, weather flow, chronos calendar, etc. I've tried unpin/repin the app, re-installing the app, restarting the phone, soft resetting the phone, block/unblock them in background tasks. I think the only option for me is to hard reset now..? Or is there any way I can make them alive again?

    P.S. I am quite an app hoarder, could that be why my live tiles broke eventually? I wish MS can find a solution to 1. allow more live tiles/background apps 2. make the live tiles truly alive all the time.

    Thanks in advance!
    08-07-2013 02:25 PM
  2. mikeofthegarden's Avatar
    I have a Battery app, and it is only allowed to refresh every 30 minutes. If you need to see it sooner, you have to open the app. I have Weather Flow too, and I think that only updates every hour (could be wrong?). The only app I had that wasn't refreshing like it should was ESPN Scorecenter. I had to uninstall and reinstall for it to work again.
    08-07-2013 02:28 PM
  3. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Don't know if it will help, but there's a bug that if you soft reset, you'd need to reboot in order for some tiles to update again.
    08-07-2013 02:29 PM
  4. david90531's Avatar
    I have a Battery app, and it is only allowed to refresh every 30 minutes. If you need to see it sooner, you have to open the app. I have Weather Flow too, and I think that only updates every hour (could be wrong?). The only app I had that wasn't refreshing like it should was ESPN Scorecenter. I had to uninstall and reinstall for it to work again.
    yes, I'm aware of the refresh rate limit, but I'm talking a whole day of no updates on the live tile unless I click open the app
    08-07-2013 06:33 PM
  5. david90531's Avatar
    Don't know if it will help, but there's a bug that if you soft reset, you'd need to reboot in order for some tiles to update again.
    so you mean do a soft reset and then turn off and on the phone again? I'll give that a try
    08-07-2013 06:35 PM
  6. Martinspire's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue with some apps too. Not sure if every app is doing this, but Weather Flow, Regenmeter, WPCentral and Engadget are not refreshing for me now
    08-08-2013 04:39 AM
  7. jeffgeno's Avatar
    There was another thread about this and there does seem to be a solution. Go to your Settings to Background tasks and take note of what's listed there. Uninstall anything you're not using and soft reset the phone. After a little while all the tiles will start working again. There seems to be some number of background tasks installed on the system that stops everything from working. It doesn't even matter if they're disabled; if they're on there, things stop updating.

    Mine had stopped yesterday, I removed 10 or so apps that I never use, then they came back to life. This is really something Microsoft has to get working perfectly. I couldn't care less about a notification center or rotation lock if the one real advantage of the OS isn't working.
    bradbamford likes this.
    08-09-2013 01:16 PM
  8. bradbamford's Avatar
    I agree, this is got to be fixed.

    I've uninstalled about 20 apps and soft restarted about 10 times and the tiles that are left are still not updating. Specifically, the Bing weather tile still has a nighttime picture and temperature from the last time I opened the app.
    Last edited by bradbamford; 08-14-2013 at 09:25 AM.
    08-14-2013 01:05 AM

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