My hunch about Samsung’s Touchwiz interface proved to be true when I decided instead of restarting the phone to instead restart the Touchwiz application.
After running a force stop on Touchwiz, my widget once again started responding to input AND updating. After killing Touch Wiz and then the system firing it back off, the widgets started to work again. After finding that the issue above keeps happening with all weather widgets I placed on home screen, I tried three of the big launcher replacements (Go Launcher, Nova Launcher, and Apex).
Some of our readers experienced this issue and I will tackle it in this post. Just follow the steps below on how to do it:=The Safe mode will disable all third-party apps in your device, and run the only the pre-installed but, then you can observe your device if the error message still appears and we recommend to clear the cache and data of the weather app as well while in this mode.
The weather app on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge) has stop working. You can try clearing the cache and data of the app and then proceed on wiping the system cache partition if the issue remained.
If this is a minor system glitch then it can be fixed easily and can be avoided in the future.
If you can get back to me, I’d really appreciate it.
Thanks This issue is common among Samsung Galaxy S6 to S7 Edge owners.
Since you mentioned that you can play anywhere but facebook.
We’ve received reports that some owners was able to resolve the issue when they send the problem to Facebook team.
Including the July security patch from a couple of days ago. I don't have any special applications running that should customize my battery behaviour (like Greenify). Make sure you're not using Greenify or some other app to hibernate your apps. The time in between was rather important, because if I did it immediately there was no problem.
If you hibernate those apps then they won't be able to update because they are not running in the background Clear the cache and the data for the widget apps in the settings and also for the launcher you're using. But after a time the widget would probably crash or something (not visible though), and other widgets stopped too.
When I reboot my phone, it updates the widgets one time, and that's that. For example, I have the widget for Google Fit on my home screen, and it is still showing the status from a couple of days ago; when I rebooted my phone.