I found out that there is an upper limit to the number of live folders one can have in their startscreen. On my HTC one M8 that limit is 27 sharp.

If I have 27 folders everything is OK, but when I add one more I get that "loading..." for a couple of seconds every time I hit the Windows button.

Add some more and you get it for longer time and when you scroll through the startscreen too.

And if you continue adding folders, you eventually come to a point when the "loading.." lasts forever and you can do nothing else than hard resetting (you get it even after a restart).

How can I avoid performance degradation when creating a lot of Live Folders?

  • Not sure what you're asking - are you looking for a way to have more folders on your start screen? – Thomas May 30 '15 at 15:32
  • What i am saying is that if i create more than 27 folders on my start screen, the phone is having issues, so the maximum i can create is just 27 ? – Pranav Kumar Jun 1 '15 at 4:37

Microsoft doesn't specify the max number of Folders you can create. Definitely it does impact the performance as you have seen. But personally I had seen more the number of folders, I was seeing degradation of battery life, hence I reduced the folders.

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