Turn Off Windows 8 Live Tile Notifications

One of the new features in Windows 8 is Live Tiles. They provide you with information about weather, news, sports and more. This is great to get basic information with a quick glance at the Start screen. However, you might find the feature annoying.

On the Windows 8 Start screen, Live Tiles have notifications turned on by default. This means they constantly display the latest news, weather, email, sports and more. This is a groovy feature because you can get new info at a glance. But you might find it confusing when tiles are grouped together and each is displaying different notifications.

Disabling Live Tile notifications is easy. Right click the tile you no longer want to display notifications.

Right Click Tile

At the bottom of the screen click the Turn Off Live Tile icon.

Turn Live Tile Off

When the tile notifications are turned off, you’ll see the generic icon for it. Here’s an example of several tiles turned off. Notice they all simply have their respective icon.

All Tiles Off

To make a tile live again, right click it and click the Turn Live Tile On icon.

Turn Live Tile On

Here’s several live tiles that all have notifications turned on.

Windows 8 Tiles Live

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  1. Adam

    October 22, 2012 at 3:44 am

    thank you for the tip. they were using half my bandwidth

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