Gmail will not sync on my Android phone
I am using an HTC magic phone with Android. Until three days ago my Gmail was working just brilliantly - since then nothing. Gmail, Calendar, Contacts - nothing will sync. Net access unaffected and other phone functions fine. Apps Status Dashboard says everything is fine. Changed my password via my computer just in case and that's not the issue. Anybody else getting this problem? I am only accessing from one computer or my phone, not multiple devices.
-From the home screen, went to: Settings > Applications >Manage Applications
-Selected "Google Mail" and then "Clear Data". Did the same for the App "Google mail Storage".
-Then went to Settings > "Data Synchronization" and unticked and ticked "Google Mail" to trigger a sync (Auto-Sync should also be ticked).
-Opened the GMail app and it sync'd and reloaded the last 4 day's emails.
Calendar and Contacts also appear to be sync'ing again and had to reactivate latitude which had also stopped working.
All seems OK now....
I have an unlocked Huawei u8220 (with android 1.5 vanilla) and I have the same problem.
I found this hack (clearing cache & data for gmail & gmail storage) in the gmail help (as stated by SN), and this "solution" worked for a few days.
But now, the sync icon is in an infinite loop and I have absolutely no error output from the phone.
I also tried all day yesterday and had the "experiencing issues, will be back shortly" message from time to time (especially when cancelling the sync, after a few -- dozen -- minutes).
Today, nothing : leaving the icon looping just empties the battery, and cancelling the sync just fails silently. No new phone-contact appear in gmail, no new gmail-contact appear in phone... :-/
Sorry for the late bump, but this issue is *clearly* not solved.
Thank you all for your time (can we get a final answer from a google employee?)
About the unreceived SMSes, did you check the sender receive the "delivery receipt" or whatever it's called.. Then maybe you should talk with you carrier about that, they probably can see if you should have received it (and then investigate the handset/android).
About the contact syncing (gmail and calendar never showed any problem), the sad result from my own experience is : be patient. It just worked again, like that, by itself, a few days after I posted the above message (maybe 7 or 10 days). It's a shame we cannot have a response from what has become a faceless corporation. No error log, no contact, no nothing.
I want to emphasize the "be patient", as my +/- 500 contacts list takes some time to sync. I remember that when the service worked again, the contact sync took a reaaally long time : i was in gmail following it's progress, at around 1 contact every 10 or 20 seconds. Now (I synced them 20 hours ago), it took a few seconds (under a minute)..
Sorry I cannot help more, maybe posting more "bumps" and filling the forum with basic complaints like this will convince Google to look for a durable solution / reduce the downtime / communicate on this issue...
Good luck !
- ps : if the above is offtopic because it's your gmail icon that is not working (and not the contacts, as for me), did you try logging into gmail from the browser ? I haven't deciced yet which one I should use mainly, both work almost the same (meaning they both do their job)
- ps for potential google fanboys : please don't sing us the "it's free so dont expect 1st class service" song : I'm a longtime google/gmail user and i regularly click on the highly targeted ads that sometime slow down my connection. So, peace + results please !
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