I have a Droid Razr Maxx HD running system 9.18.79.XT926.Verizon.en.US and Android 4.1.2., and I'm having a problem with widgets updating. I began by thinking I was having a problem with certain widgets, but now it seems to me that they are all having an issue.
Whenever I have a widget that should change over time (especially Simple Calendar from mycolorscreen and 1Weather from 1Louder) they don't. They seem to be very finicky (Simple Calendar will only load properly on boot if WiFi is on, while 1Weather will not update its info if WiFi is on (even if there are no WiFi networks in range and the phone is using the cell network) or if the cell network is in use (as in a phone call).
Once a failure occurs, the widget will never again update until it is deleted and re-added or the phone is rebooted. I have been driving the good people at 1Weather crazy for the last two weeks trying to diagnose this problem and they can't replicate it.
I have also downloaded several other calendar apps and weather apps (AccuWeather, Weather Bug, the other Simple Calendar, and more) and this issue affects them all. This tells me that it's not just an isolated case of a bug in a widget.
Will someone help me double check my settings -- I've made sure that I've enabled all the background syncing and whatnot that I can locate, but it's possible that I've missed something. Has anyone else encountered this? Is this a bigger problem (like with Jelly Bean) than I imagine?
This is really driving me crazy, and it makes virtually every really useful widget useless.