Live-Tile explained

"Anniversary update" or higher required!

The Live-Tile functionality requires Windows 10 version 14393.0 or higher, otherwise you see a note which reminds you to update your device. I know that Live-Tiles can work on older versions of Windows 10 but I used the new Inline-Background-Tasks. It should not matter too much because almost all devices run this version by now.


Connected

Normal DPI view

Normal DPI view

High DPI view

High DPI view

The Live-Tile shows a different amount of information depending on the DPI level of your screen. It can show you the following information.

  • Link-Speed (not available on every device, on some the max. speed is not available)
  • Public IPv4 or IPv6 (depending on your connection)
  • Encryption (only on the large tile or in case the link speed is not available)
  • SSID/BSSID of the Access-Point (including the manufacture if available)
  • Private IPv4 or IPv6 (depending on your connection)

In case you see "Unknown error (BSSID)" instead of the BSSID, you'll find the answer in my "Connect to networks tutorial".

 

Not connected

This is been shown if you are not connected!

You see this message if you are not connected to a network!

Connect to networks tutorial

This is been shown if there is no Wi-Fi adapter found!

You see this message if there is no Wi-Fi adapter found!

Error messages explained (Wi-Fi adapter not found)

This is been shown if there is not internet access!

You see this message if there is no internet access detected!


Problems?

This can have a number of reasons, most likely with Windows 10 itself. You also need the PRO version for Live-Tile support (but you can test it first for a few hours).

Maybe one of these solutions fixes the problem:

  • Restart your device.
  • Look in the settings in my app whether Live-Tile it enabled.
  • Look in your privacy settings under "Background tasks" whether this app is blocked.