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Live Tiles

Live tile is one of the most attractive features of Windows phone.
It displays continuously useful information on tiles in real time with charming animations. There are several ways to make tiles "Live" on Square home as well. I'm sure you could make your home awesome by applying the following ways.


1. Displaying notifications on tile

When you get a notification from an app, you should expand the notification panel from the status bar to see the content. Now you do not have to pull down the status bar anymore because Square home displays the notification on the app tile that is added into your page.

Notifications on tile
To activate this feature,
 - go to "Live tile" in Home options.
 - select "Notifications".
 - enable Square home in the notification access.

The app icon and notification text are switched continuously on the tile with some cool animation. If the notification contains a picture in its content, it will be displayed as a full image on the tile as well. If you dislike showing the notification text and picture, just turn on "Notification text off" and "Notification picture off" respectively in Live tile options.


2. Media controller

This is another cool feature of Square home, which is activated on a media app tile when it is playing music or video. A lot of media apps such as YouTube, Play Music, Poweramp are supporting this feature.

Media controller on Play Music tile
Just turn on "Media controller" in Live tile options to activate this feature.


3. Built-in widgets

Square home supports following built-in widgets to show useful information. Those widgets consume low battery and works very efficiently.

Built-in widgets
From the top in the above picture,
Analog clock, Clock, Calendar, Event calendar,
System monitor, Battery circle, RAM circle, Storage circle, SD card circle,
Photo slide, Compass, Flashlight.
And more built-in widgets will be added in future updates.


4. 3rd party widgets

Since there are tons of 3rd party widgets in the store, just choose one of them for your purpose. For example, if you want to get weather information in real time, just select a weather widget you like from the store and add it into the page.

To add a 3rd party widget to the page,
 - press the "+" tile.
 - select "Widget".
 - select "Android widget".

Some widgets might have margins around and it looks a little ugly.

Ugly margins around a widget

You can cutout the margins by setting negative values to "Margins" of the tile options.

Removed the margins

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