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How to disable Live Tiles in Windows 10

How to disable Live Tiles in Windows 10

by AshwinFebruary 9, 2016

I have lost count of the number of problems which exists in Windows 10.

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A better idea would be to watch the night sky and to count the stars.

The operating system is that bad, when it comes to bugs, and features which we never use or don’t want in the slightest. And of course, Microsoft did kill off many features as well, such as the Windows Media Center.

One of the problem with Windows 10 is the Live Tiles for Windows Apps (downloaded from the Windows Store/pre-loaded in Windows 10). Tiles can be found in the Start Menu, and are easily identifiable because they are usually animated (keeps changing the thumbnail). They can be annoying in two ways. First, they could use up a lot of your data/bandwidth, or even slow down your internet a bit. Secondly, Live Tiles can be distracting when you are searching for an app’s normal tile. Fortunately, there is a way to disable these tiles.

Some of the tiles are useful, like the Weather Tile, which displays the current temperature, without having you to open the app.

Method 1:

How to disable Live Tiles in Windows 10:

1. Click on the Start Button to open the Start Menu.
2. In the right pane of the Start Menu, you will see all of the tiles you have.
3. Right click on the animated ones, these are the live tiles.
4. Select the context menu option “More” and then on the one which says “Turn live tile off”.

This will disable the live tile, but the tile itself will remain. Instead, it will use the app’s default static icon instead.

Method 2:

Word of advice, this method could take a while depending on how many tiles you have in the Start Menu. But on the bright side, this will also make your Start Menu look very sleek as well.

How to remove tiles from the Start Menu in Windows 10:

1. Click on the Start Button.
2. Right-click on the tile you wish to remove.
3. Select the option which says “Unpin From Start”.

If you remove all the tiles, you can resize the Start Menu to keep it clean, and just listing your apps.

As far as we are aware there is no way to disable live tiles completely, with one simple click of the mouse. There may be some third party apps which could do so, but we haven’t tested any, and would advise users to properly research the applications before installing them.