How can I remove Live Tile updates in Windows 8?

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I have a very slow Internet connection and don’t want Live Tiles using up my bandwidth for updates.

Is there a way to shut them off?

I’ve changed the Show updates for Tiles in the settings but still they show up.

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

You can disable live update for each tile by right-clicking it and choosing “Turn live tile off”:


Method 2

In the interface, you do not have an option to change a live tile’s update frequency.
There might be some registry hack to do it.

An easier way would be:
To turn off individual tiles, right-click the tile on the Metro startpage, and select the turn live tile off option on the bottom toolbar.



Method 3

If you don’t want to do this on a per-app basis, you can disable Live Tile notifications, Toast messages, and communications with the Windows Push Notification Service in the following Local Group Policy branch:

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Task Bar\Notifications

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Method 4

Just right click on the tile and select Turn live tile off

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Method 5

If you don’t want to use the Metro interface with live tiles then you can install Classic Shell which is available at
This will remove the Metro interface being default and will default you to the regular desktop with a Start menu.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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