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    Turn On or Off Live Tiles for Apps on Start in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Live Tiles for Apps on Start in Windows 10

    How to Turn Live Tiles On or Off for Apps on Start in Windows 10
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    24 May 2018
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    How to Turn Live Tiles On or Off for Apps on Start in Windows 10


    A tile is a modern app’s representation on the Start screen in Windows 10, and can be either static or live.

    Windows 10 includes a new 3D animation for live tiles, and allows you to turn live tiles on or off for your apps pinned to Start.

    A static tile displays the default content, which is generally just a full-tile logo image for the app.

    Live tiles can show updates from your friends, new email, app notifications, and the next appointment on your calendar at a glance, even without opening an app. And because everyone who uses the PC can sign in with their own Microsoft account, each person can personalize their own tiles, colors, and backgrounds.

    For more information about live tiles, see: Tiles - UWP app developer | Microsoft Docs

    This tutorial will show you how to turn a live tile on or off for each app pinned to Start for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: 3D Live Tile animation (click on image to see animation)
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    Here's How:

    1. Open your Start menu, and do step 2 or step 3 below to either turn a live tile on or off for an app.


     2. To Turn Live Tile On for App

    This is the default setting.

    A) Right click or press and hold on an app (ex: "Weather") that has its live tile currently turned off, click/tap on More, and click/tap on Turn live tile on. (see screenshot below)

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     3. To Turn Live Tile Off for App

    A) Right click or press and hold on an app (ex: "Weather") that has its live tile currently turned on, click/tap on More, and click/tap on Turn live tile off. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Brink's Avatar
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       28 Apr 2015 #1

    Updated for Windows 10 build 10074. :)
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  2. Wynona's Avatar
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       27 Apr 2016 #2

    And now there's a quest in Build 14332 wanting me to "turn off live tiles" which I took to mean turn 'em all off at once, but not to be.

    So far, the only way to do that is one-by-one, which I generally do when I clean install, but it's a pain in the tookus. They're all there waiting to be turned off.
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       27 Apr 2016 #3

    Hello Wynona,

    I'll look and see if I may be able to find a way to disable live tiles, and will post back if found. :)
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       27 Apr 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Wynona,

    I'll look and see if I may be able to find a way to disable live tiles, and will post back if found. :)
    Thank, Brink. So far I haven't been successful.
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       19 May 2016 #5
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       24 May 2018 #6

    I apologize if this does not belong in this thread, but was wondering if there is a different look possible for the calendar tile.


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       24 May 2018 #7

    Hello n00bhere, :)

    If you have an event for the current day, it will show on the tile like below when you have the live tile turned on for Calendar.

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