Data fetching and my google account aren't getting along

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  1. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz New Member

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    Ever since Gingerbread, I haven't received any notifications of new gmail - other than when I go into Settings>Accounts and "touch to sync."

    If I hit the menu button (far left bottom in case that's not what it's actually called), the only option I get is Sync Now, which is the equivalent of touching each option listed above...( Google+ notifications, Books, contacts, gmail, calendar)...

    I can't seem to find a place to set it to push, or sync every 5 minutes, etc. anywhere.

    Under Settings>Battery & data manager>Data delivery -
    Background data is checked
    Data roaming is unchecked
    Data enabled is checked

    Data push is checked under Email and Corporate Sync, but I can't select my gmail from the Default email account pulldown

    So is this user error in not finding the right box to check, or something that happened to a lot of people after Gingerbread? I know I was getting gmail notifications prior...
     
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    Put the power control widget on your home screen and make sure you have the auto-sync button enabled.

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    Exactly the problem, thanks very much. Put that widget on a homescreen after gingerbread and it never occurred to me the ramifications of there not being a green bar under the sync on - as I had just put it there to conveniently turn wifi and GPS on and off.

    Thanks again,

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    No problem. That seems to be most peoples issue with the google accounts not syncing. Pass on the good word!

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