Syncing notification constantly on

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    It seems as though my Droid is constantly syncing - and I have no idea why. I have not changed any sync settings since the first day I got the phone. I did upgrade when those were pushed out and everything seems fine. But all of a sudden starting yesterday the sync icon in my notification bar will not go away. Already tried restarting. Any other suggestions?
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    are you using the dfault email client on a set interval to sync your accounts? this is why i've stopped using that client and only use gmail to check my pop accounts.s
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    Yes I use the gmail app. I've never had an issue with it syncing too much until now. Its killing my battery so quickly which is not fun. Is there a way to xhange the frequency of the syncing? Is there a way to find out what other apps could be causing the constant syncing?
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    but are you using ONLY the gmail app? there's no update frequency to be set with that. are you checking hotmail, yahoo or anything else with the other email client?
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    yes I'm only using the gmail app - I've never even gone into the other email application.
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    and if it provides more info - the only thing I have the droid syncing with in the syncing settings is gmail - I don't have it syncing with facebook
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    I had a similar issue with Corp Email and it was resolved when I removed the account, restarted the phone, then reinstalled the account.

    Just an idea, couldn't hurt to try.
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    I'll give it a shot. I assume as long as my contacts have been synched recently with GMail I won't loose them by deleting the account?
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    go online and double check the contacts if you are concerned. Removing your google account from your phone will not delete information stored online (ie, contacts, emails, etc)
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    I tried to delete my gmail account and it said that in order to do it I have to do a factory reset, I assume since everything is connected to your google account - including apps... I'm not quite to that point of frustration (yet).
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    the only thing that you'll "lose" is your system customizations like icon and widget placement, ringtone and notification settings, search settings and a few others.

    what will be restored (provided you allowed google to backup your settings) are your wallpaper, all downloaded and installed apps, gmail, contacts and calendar.
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    I think only paid apps get restored and you have to find your free apps again.
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    all downloaded and installed apps will be restored if you told google to backup your settings. i have performed enough factory resets/handset swaps to prove this.

    if you told google to not backup your settings, all of your paid apps will still be listed as "Purchased" but will not be installed.
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    @640k good to know
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    Where would one check to confirm that this setting is enabled?... just in case :)
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    home - menu - settings - privacy - backup my settings
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