How to disable live tile features for Apps in Windows 8 and 10

Microsoft has designed Windows 8 with an intention to put the Windows Phone kind of interface for PCs. Start screen in Windows 8 is similar to the one in Windows Phone displays live tiles for apps such as News, Weather and more. Live tiles will display the live previews of the app content and display the notifications to the users.

In latest Windows 10 version, Microsoft has included Start Menu back which will display live tiles for the apps. Though it is the good feature it uses lot of internet bandwidth. Most of the users feel annoyed with this live notifications and when users looking for something on the Start Screen, live tile suddenly changes its preview to get the social updates which may disturb the users.

Let us see here how to disable the live tile features for all apps on Windows 10 and higher versions. This can be done in two methods either using group policy editor or using registry editor.

How to disable live tile features for Apps in Windows 8 and 10

Method 1: Using Group Policy Editor

  • Launch RUN bar and type gpedit.msc and hit enter to open group policy editor.
  • Navigate to User configuration > Administrative templates > Start menu and Taskbar > Notifications.
  • In the right pane, double click on Turn off tile notifications to set it to Enabled.

This will apply the changes and this will disable the live tile feature for all the apps on start screen.

Method 2: Using Registry editor

  • Launch Registry editor by typing regedit in the RUN box.
  • Enter the following key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion
  • Create the new key under current version key and set its name as PushNotifications, final key look like this.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion
  • Select pushnotifications key and right side pane create a DWORD NoTileApplicationNoification and set the value to 1.
  • Finally close the registry editor and restart the PC and the changes will take effect.

This makes the live tiles disable permanently.

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