1. Nick Abate's Avatar
    Had a problem with notes not pinning to the home screen on my note 5 for a while then out of the blue it started working again, now im having the same problem with my note 8 for no reason a couple of days ago, and it has other problems with widgets on the home screen not refreshing, it was updating with a reboot but that isnt even a fix anymore, i think they are a linked problem. Anyone have any suggestions? I tried clearing the cache in the boot screen and also cleared the cache in the homescreen app as well as cleared home screen data and set up my home screen again with no luck, using touch wiz.

    Update: the widgets eventualy refresh and the note will finally appear after about a half hour but any changes to the note wont show up till the widget refreshes, verry frustrating!!!
    10-25-2017 09:23 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Any power-saving modes on? Or is Restrict Background Data turned on in Settings>Data Usage​?
    10-26-2017 03:33 AM
  3. Nick Abate's Avatar
    Thank you for replying, no power saving options are on, i have the phone running on wide open but as far as app permissions in the background there are many that are on and many are off, i haven't changed anything recently, at least not directly, is there a certain setting your specifically looking for? This is also going on with my calender widget but other widgets work ok like the clock, i noticed when i add a bookmark to homescreen the message after i save it will say added but it wont appear for a half hour just like other home screen options. Im so reluctant to do a factory reset as it takes so long to set up the phone again it controls everything in my life, Lol!
    10-26-2017 06:27 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The specific setting I'm wondering about is Restrict Background Data, since restricting it might prevent widgets from refreshing.
    10-27-2017 04:49 AM
  5. Nick Abate's Avatar
    The specific setting I'm wondering about is Restrict Background Data, since restricting it might prevent widgets from refreshing.
    SOLVED!
    Through much research it was happening to a lot of people across many devices, the fix is you have to didable auto update in the play store so the app doesnt go back into jam mode till they fix it but go to settings and then apps and go down to google app and force stop, then uninstasll updates and bingo the problem will fix! Just remember to leave the app store auto update off for apps! It fixed me and many others, good luck and hope this helped someone else. This glitch also affected downloading of apps from the play store, they would download but not install for like an hour, this fixed that too!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-28-2017 06:25 AM

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