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Gmail all the sudden is not syncing on my Android phone

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Gmail all the sudden is not syncing on my Android phone

I started noticing yesterday afternoon that my Gmail all the sudden is not syncing on my Android phone. I tried syncing it manually by clicking the "sync" icon. It says Sync is currently experiencing problems . It will be back shortly. My Google account's contact and calendar from the same email account is syncing properly though.

Note: I also tried uncheck/check "Auto Sync" button. Still doesn't work.

Any clue why ?
Last edited by rdx on Jan 18th, 2019 8:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
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rdx wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 8:52 am
I started noticing yesterday afternoon that my Gmail all the sudden is not syncing on my Android phone. I tried syncing it manually by clicking the "sync" icon. It says Gmail syncing is currently not available. It will be back shortly. My Google account's contact and calendar from the same email account is syncing properly though.

Note: I also tried uncheck/check "Auto Sync" button. Still doesn't work.

Any clue why ?
Not sure why but same thing happened to me in December.. suddenly stopped syncing important work emails lol...

All I did was delete and unlink the account from my phone and re-add it.
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superfresh89 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 8:56 am
Not sure why but same thing happened to me in December.. suddenly stopped syncing important work emails lol...

All I did was delete and unlink the account from my phone and re-add it.
I was thinking to remove the account too. If I currently only have one Google account on the phone, would it be a problem removing it without any Google account?
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Just an update. I just removed my Google account, and added it back it. It now says "syncing now" Hopefully, it will be fine.
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rdx wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 9:03 am
Just an update. I just removed my Google account, and added it back it. It now says "syncing now" Hopefully, it will be fine.
No luck............ The gmail is still showing the same last email as it was (before I remove and add back).............
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rdx wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 9:27 am
No luck............ The gmail is still showing the same last email as it was (before I remove and add back).............
When you removed the account and re-added it, did you go to the gmail app and delete the data on the app? It might be worthwhile to delete the app, reinstall and try again.
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will888 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 9:43 am
When you removed the account and re-added it, did you go to the gmail app and delete the data on the app? It might be worthwhile to delete the app, reinstall and try again.
Ok, will try again, removing the whole Gmail app.......... Thanks
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Had something similar... deleted app and then reinstalling helped... ymmv
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georvu wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 9:49 am
Had something similar... deleted app and then reinstalling helped... ymmv
I just tried uninstalling the Gmail app, and reopen my Gmail account (as it can't be completely removed). It seems like working now. Thanks everyone.
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rdx wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 9:53 am
I just tried uninstalling the Gmail app, and reopen my Gmail account (as it can't be completely removed). It seems like working now. Thanks everyone.
If your phone came with gmail pre-installed, it could be installed as a "system app". As a system app, stock edition would reside in the system partition and cannot be uninstalled. Only the updates which are in the data partition can be uninstalled. The uninstall process is really reverting back to stock original and restarting from there. Glad it worked out for you.
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