My live tiles no longer update after Amber. I have done everything but a hard reset. Any insight on this?
My live tiles were not working, I am not on gdr2. But what did finally work for me is uninstalling various apps I don't use, specifically those listed in background tasks under advanced. I think there is a limit on those apps before it stops working. I had tried everything else and was waiting for att to release gdr2 to see if that would fix it before doing hard reset. This worked for me, and now I am still waiting for gdr2.
A few of us had an issue and it was a Nokia app that seemed to be the culprit. App Social. After uninstalling and rebooting my live tiles started working again. It was driving me nuts.
I've tried this as well. I uninstalled enough apps so there were less than 15 apps under the advanced section of background tasks with no luck. Maybe, I haven't found that one App that's a culprit of it all. But the funny thing is there are some apps that use Live Tiles and need to register to Microsofts Push Notification server but don't show up on that background tasks list, even in the advanced section. I even started with the most recently installed apps and still no luck. I wish there was some way to just reset all apps from the Microsofts Push server without having to do a factory reset.
After the GDR2, it took about a day or two before I saw my tiles stop updating. The tile that I cared most was the Weather Channel one so I went to the settings to turn off the background task and then put a check where it will re-enable background task upon opening the app. Then I did the down volume + power button reboot and the tile works again. Not sure if that will work for everyone but it seemed to do it for me. I do have App Social installed.
Just power off your phone and and then turn it back on. No soft reset, just a normal one. Works for me every time.