I have some background tasks that are blocked (I never blocked them) and I can't unblock them.

I'm trying to unblock Facebook, so I made sure Turn background tasks back on for this app the next time I open it was checked and launched the app, but it's still blocked.

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How do I unblock it?


The Facebook app from Microsoft uses Push notifications and live tiles, but not background tasks. If it did, it would be enabled by default, or at least pop-up an option for you to decide. Since this app never did, and never will use the Background Tasks feature, the tickbox in your screenshot won't make a difference.

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  • I think Facebook does use background tasks if you choose it as a lock screen app. – Vitor Canova Feb 10 '13 at 23:16
  • I don't have ''background tasks'' at my settings section :( my phone is lumia 610 – user1550 Jun 24 '13 at 0:59

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