20-Nov-2015 05:44

Android weather widget not updating automatically

IMHO, this should be addressed by Samsung and carriers ASAP.

I added it last night and when I got up this morning it still had yesterday's date and information on it.The only way I've found to get the widget to update is to tap it, open the app and then exit. I had updated Geir previously in a separate inquiry he had sent, but in testing the update - which takes 24 hours - we found additional update issues.This required a second test and the updates are still not performing at the level that our 1Weather team desires.They are making significant changes to the way that updates work to make sure that they are always pulling the newest information.Well, I knew there had to be some type of culprit to blame for this behavior.My hunch about Samsung’s Touchwiz interface proved to be true when I decided instead of restarting the phone to instead restart the Touchwiz application.

After running a force stop on Touchwiz, my widget once again started responding to input AND updating. To get below: After killing Touch Wiz and then the system firing it back off, the widgets started to work again. After finding that the issue above keeps happening with all weather widgets I placed on home screen, I tried three of the big launcher replacements (Go Launcher, Nova Launcher, and Apex).

I am not sure as of yet whether or not this is something an update from ATT/Samsung will fix, or if the app writers need to update code for the SGS4. NONE of the 3rd party launchers have this issue and widgets update perfectly.

After recently purchasing Samsung’s new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S4, I have had a weird issue with some of my beloved weather widgets not updating.

I had tried several different ones and after a period of time, the widget would stop updating or responding to the manual update input from touching the widget.

I could delete the widget from the screen and then readd it back, however, this did not resolve the issue.

The only thing that seemed to work was restarting the phone.

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