FAQ: Why don't some of my headlines update?

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There are a few reasons why an update might fail. The most likely reason is that the channel can’t be opened by Pocket Internet Explorer. In that case, NewsBreak won’t be able to access the website for current information.

Another possibility is that a site’s page cache timing settings will prevent NewsBreak’s auto-update from updating headlines when the channel page is open. To get around this, just close that channel’s page in NewsBreak, and go back to the channels list.

You may also have problems with automatic updates if you use utility software that allows you to quit running programs instead of minimizing them (this is often advertised as ‘A close button that really closes!’). NewsBreak’s auto-updates work best if the program is allowed to stay open in the background.