Gmail no longer sync-ing (solution)

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Tech Issues' started by Barristro, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Aimers69

    Aimers69 New Member

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    omg i hope that this works...i hated having to push my own information thru..and now i hope i get email and notifications in a timely manner...thank you!
     
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    You saved me

    I signed up for this forum just to thank you so much for your solution! Ever since I got this phone about a month ago I have had to sync manually on an hourly basis just to get my email and sync my calendar. I brought my phone to Verizon and the tech guy had it for over an hour trying every little thing, to no avail. He said there was a problem on Google's side and they would have an update soon. Two weeks later, nothing. I figure, let me search online one more time to see if anyone else has found a solution before I give up and return the phone. VOILA! You saved me, my phone from the heel of my foot, and my sanity! Thank you! NO WHERE in the Droid 2 user manual that I downloaded from Verizon's website does that one little trick show up.

    Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
    -Amanda
     
  3. Redflea

    Redflea Silver Member

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    Bizarre...I wonder why this happens to some people...be interesting to understand why things get messed up in the first place.
     
  4. Barristro

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    Easy. I was messing with my phone after the first day's horrible battery life to turn off "useless features" (turn down the light, turn off wifi [no local hotspot], turn off GPS, turn off whatever those other buttons are just for good measure). Then, at some point, I cleaned up my screens and removed that widget. Since there is no way to turn synching on without that widget on the screen, there is no way to stumble upon the solution.

    It's even more horrible since, apparently, older Droids have a way to turn it on without the widget. That makes it a problem that only first time owners of new Droids get.

    Verizon should be mortified that one of their workers couldn't fix the problem on the prior poster's phone.
     
  5. hookbill

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    I appears the OP has found a solution for many of you. I'm not quite sure how you get in those situations, heck the first thing I did was delete the power control widget but I'm glad you all found your way back home. :)

    Nice, helpful post OP. It's always good to see a solution post from time to time.
     
  6. Barristro

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    What do you mean you don't know how we get into this situation? I JUST explained it. :blink:

    Anyway, I'm glad that I helped people with this issue. It's sad that my post on this site seems to be the only one describing the solution, but it thrills me each time someone tells me that I saved their phone.
     
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    Then I will tell you...YOU SAVED ME! Thanks so much...I was literally about to do a factory reset.
     
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    I had to register here, just so I could thank you for posting this! I called Verizon customer service... and was told I needed to reset to factory defaults... and was emailed the instructions to do so. Very glad this was posted so I could avoid that trouble. Thank you!
     
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    Thank you thank you thank you.....you saved me....thank you!

     
  10. Starchild23

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    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    Seems to be working perfectly now. I remember playing w/ the power control widget too... I feel dumb.

    This was driving me nuts!

    -Star
     
  11. Diane Clingerman

    Diane Clingerman New Member

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    I also thank you! The Verizon guy had no idea why my gmail was no longer autosyncing nor did any of my techie colleagues at work. The only solution seemed to be factory reset. Luckily before that route I did some more digging and found this forum thread. My more techie friends were impressed I solved the probllem. Such a simple solution but no documentation in any official manual

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums App
     
  12. geta2j

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    one might try putting the power control widget on one of the six side screens if one does not like it on the main screen.

    Just my $.02
     
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