How To Turn Off Individual Live Tiles In Windows 10?

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This tutorial describes how to turn off individual Live tiles in Windows 10. Just like its predecessor, Windows 10 includes full support for modern style apps. These modern style (earlier known as metro style) apps include, among other great features, support for Live tiles. These live tiles get updated in real-time (hence the word “live”) with app specific information, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.

Now, the Live tiles use network bandwidth to fetch real-time information for their updates. That’s all well and good, but can be a little bit of an issue for those having limited data plans. Of course, there is a way to set total bandwidth that can be consumed by Live Tiles, but wouldn’t it be great if you could have only a handful of selected tiles update, instead of all of them? That way, you’d get the important updates, without going over your data allowance.

Turns out, it’s easy. You can easily turn off real-time updates for live tiles individually, so that only some of them update. Intrigued? Let’s see how you can turn off individual live tiles in Windows 10.

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How To Turn Off Individual Live Tiles In Windows 10?

Turning off live tiles on a per-tile basis in Windows 10 is ridiculously simple and straightforward. All it takes is one click (no, seriously!). Here’s how you can individually disable those real-time updating live tiles:

Step 1: Go to the Start Menu to view all the live tiles that you have enabled. If an app whose live tile you want to disable is not on the Start Menu, you can easily search for it, and pin it.

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Step 2: Now, simply right click on the Live tile that you want to disable, and from the context menu that pops up, select the option Turn live tile off. Here’s a screenshot:

windows 10 turn individual live tiles off

That’s all you need to do. As soon as you hit the Turn live tile off option, the tile of that particular app will no longer update in real time. You can repeat the same process to individually disable as many live tiles as you want. No more crossing the data allowance.

See Also: How To Group Live Tiles In Windows 10


The ability to turn off individual live tiles in Windows 10 is a small but incredibly useful feature. Extremely simple yet functional, it can prove really instrumental in saving you unnecessary data charges. Do give it a try, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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