Windows 10: Enable and Disable Live Tiles on the Start Menu

Posted September 1, 2015 by Leomar Umpad in Windows 10

The Start menu on Windows 10 has integrated live tiles into its main interface. Live tiles allow you to get a sneak peak of an application without actually opening it. Some live tiles update regularly to provide you with the latest news or information from the app. For example, the Sports tile will switch between photos and headlines of current sporting events, and the Store tile will display the latest and most popular applications for Windows. By default, some tiles have the live tile feature turned on. If you want to learn how to switch off live tiles, then you have come to the right page.

How to Turn Off Live Tiles on Windows 10

To disable live tiles on your Windows 10 computer, follow these steps:

1.Open your Start menu by clicking on the Start button at the lower-left part of the screen.Windows 10 Start button
2.In the Start menu, locate the live tile of your choice.Windows 10 - App with Live Tile
3.Right-click on the target live tile to view available options for it.Windows 10 - App with Live Tile - Options
4.The option Turn live tile off will be displayed. Tap on the option to disable the live tile.Windows 10 - App with Live Tile - Options - Turn Live Tile Off
5.The tile will switch to its static icon mode. You are done.Windows 10 - App with Live Tile - Turned to Static

How to Turn On Live Tiles on Windows 10

To enable the live tile feature on your Windows 10 computer, use the following steps:

1.Click the Start button to view your computer’s Start menu.Windows 10 Start button
2.Choose the static tile that you want to enable.Windows 10 - News App with a Static Tile
3.Right-click on the tile to see tile options.Windows 10 - App with Statis Tile - Options
4.Click on Turn live tile on to enable the live tile feature for the target app.Windows 10 - App with Static Tile - Options - Turn Live Tile On
5.The tile will now be a live tile. Information about the app will now start displaying on its app icon.Windows 10 - App with Static Tile - Turned to Live

Are you stuck on any of the steps above? Let us know so that we can help you out. Do you have something to share about your experience with using live tiles on Windows 10? We want to hear from you in the comments section.


About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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