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Old January 14th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Constant sync symbol and battery drain

Last week my phone started displaying the sync symbol in the status bar all the time. When it first happened, I recall seeing an error message saying something like there were problems with sync, try again later.

I don't see an error message anymore, but the symbol is still there all the time. It makes the phone run hot and drains the battery quickly.

As far as I can recall, I installed nothing new. I've removed a few applications and cleared the calendar data as suggested in another thread, to no effect.

I can turn it off by turning off auto-sync all together, but that's not really a solution.

Any suggestions?

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Old January 15th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, no solutions.. this is a "me too" post. My Droid started having this same behavior yesterday. The first thing I noticed was that the Google Voice sync wasn't going away in the running applications, so I turned off auto-sync, uninstalled that application, and rebooted my Droid. That seemed to fix the problem (this was earlier today)

Now I've had the same thing start happening this evening. I went into the sync settings for my accounts (facebook, gmail, and a separate google apps email account), and saw the Calendar sync hanging, so I unchecked the box to shut it down. This didn't get rid of the icon or the pegged (up and down) 3g activity on the notification bar. If I leave Calendar syncing off, but enable auto sync, the sync-sticking still happens, though none of the accounts show any activity.

I've read that a factory reset has apparently helped some people, though I'd hope the solution isn't quite that extreme.. for now, I have auto-sync back off...but that really defeats the purpose of having this phone. Hopefully someone can help shed some light on this issue.
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There is another thread dealing with sync simply not working, and the consensus is to clear out the caches of all your apps that are synchronizing, and then to power off the phone and remove the battery. I am not positive on how long it should remain out, but I think that a couple of minutes should be sufficient, although I myself would probably do t for no less than 5.

After that synchronizing has started working again for those folks. You might give this a try.
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I neglected to mention that I did try to clear the cache and remove data from synced applications. I just tied this again, and this time removed the battery as you suggested. After booting the phone, I connected it to my wifi network so it would have all the bandwidth it wanted to sync everything back up.

There was a sync error on my Facebook contacts because I hadn't yet logged in to my account there. Everything else seemed ok, except Calendar took quite a long time before the syncing icon went away (~5 minutes).

Now, ten minutes later, and the sync icon is still showing, and I've no idea what it's working on. Apparently the solution you suggested doesn't work for this issue.
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It sounds like it is running into something that it is trying to sync...but cannot.

Do you have either SportsTap, or else Google Sports, installed?
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I have (or had) SportsTap installed. I just first tried clearing its data/cache, to no effect, and then uninstalling the application. Again, no effect.. still sync-stuck. (Each time I turn auto-sync off and back on, to stop it from its current sync lock.)
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Hmmm. How much free mem and SD space do you have?
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10.6GB free on the SD card, 225MB free space internal phone storage, and 52M free memory
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something is causing this to hang. I am reluctant to suggest a factory reset, as that start you out from scratch. However, that may be your only recourse. I'd contact VZW about this or else peruse the Motorola DROID forums and see if others are having this issue, and what the Moto techs are suggesting (if anything).
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Indeed.. I'd like to avoid a factory reset if possible, and figure out the cause of the problem so other folks who encounter it can fix it as well.
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Just in case you needit, here is how to factory reset it - http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting/36040-need-wipe-trouble-getting-boot-menu.html#post261683
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I haven't yet reset it. I am going to take it by the Verizon store to see if they have any idea how to fix it. (I'm not hopeful, I'd just rather not reset the phone if I don't have to.)
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Same issue here. My phone went dead at 5pm yesterday. It was fully charged when I unplugged it at 7:30am and I barely used it. "Voice calls" and "Android System" were the biggest battery uses which is really bizarre. Today I am already at 80% after 2 1/2 hrs of almost no use.

Check this out... if you go to settings > Accounts & sync
Watch the bottom of the screen and the gmail account sync. Something keeps flashing every 7-8 seconds at the bottom of the screen but its so quick I almost can't read it. I think it says "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." The gmail sync flashes red for a split second at the same time. I think this is the culprit.

I turned off sync and pulled the battery. When turned back on and went to the sync screen the error message stayed on screen and ______@gmail.com showed "sync error" and a red symbol. I reactivated all the syncs and the sync symbol and flashing problem came back.
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Update:
Now under the sync screen the gmail account shows "sync error" the symbol is red and the message at the bottom of the screen is now full time. But the notification bar symbol is now gone. I don't know if this is good or bad.
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Tim: Sorry to hear you're having the same issue. I also posted about this over at the Google Mobile Help Forum. You can see that post here: Motorola Droid stuck in constant sync - Google Mobile Help

Hopefully someone there (or here) manages to figure out a solution. My phone hasn't shown the constant sync error you mentioned. (Except for my facebook account, when I had to reinput my password before it would sync.) I do get the same flashing error message you described in the "Accounts & sync" menu.
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I am having the same issue as everyone else. This started about 3 days ago. I haven't added anything new. I would guess it might have something to do with background services on googles server's. Shutting off autosync stops the syncing and the battery drain because of it.

GG google, please fix this ASAP.
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I had the "sync is currently experiencing problems" with the Facebook account. To fix it, I had to go to the Facebook app, and Agree to their updated Terms of Service. (then uncheck/recheck sync for facebook to get it to go).

I'm thinking you may have to do something similar with your Google based apps as one of them may have an agreement you need to agree to before sync will resume.
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I had this issue a bit ago and, through a search of the forums, found this. It worked for me (the instructions are copied from a post I made a few days ago). I was having issues with contacts, the procedure would be the same though. Substitute Gmail for contacts! I no longer have the red sync symbol and all appears well. Hopefully this will help you guys too.
Settings -> applications -> manage applications -> menu -> filter/all -> contacts (and contact storage) clear data (click ok). Power off and remove your battery for a few minutes then put it back and boot up.
I tried just doing a power off/on but it did not work until I pulled the battery.
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I too just did a factory reset. Mostly painless as all apps were reinstalled...wouldn't have been a big deal at all if I could have remembered my pop settings! Also, since I customized all my icon shortcuts and notification sounds/ringers I had to reset all of those. Also seems to not have saved my Wifi password and bluetooth pairings....neither is a big deal to me.


Perhaps someone who is still stuck can report on this? I'd like to know what your values are for the storage of the following before and after clearing them. Mine are in parentheses, all after the reset:


Calendar (8KB)

Calendar storage (196KB)
Contacts (4KB)

Contacts storage (1.95MB)

gmail storage (176KB)
gmail (40KB)



I wonder if the Droid gets to a point where there is a lot of excess data being stored that causes sync to bog down?

Here are the discussions at other forums so all the info is available:

https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/22304?tstart=0

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile/thread?tid=45bb964bc9e225e6&hl=en
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I began experiencing this problem yesterday. Like others, I have not added any apps in the last few days, but have updated a few each day. I noticed the sync symbol stayed on yesterday, the phone got warm and the battery drained completely before I could get home to recharge it. It was recharged all night and initially showed 100%. I unplugged the charger and within a few minutes it showed 5% and the phone died again. I tried all the battery removal tips, and kept recharging it. Even plugged in the the battery showed either 100% or 5%.

I was about to head back to the Verizon store for a battery replacement when I found this thread.

Steps taken to this point.
1) Turned off background sync - this stops the constant sync and the battery drain.
2) Cleared all application cache - has no effect - as soon as background sync re-enabled it comes on and stays on.
3) Turning off BT and/or WIFI has no effect

These are the application storage numbers now (before factory reset)
Calendar (8KB) - Calendar Storage (4.33MB) - Contacts (8KB) - Contacts Storage (3.88MB)
Gmail (40KB) - Gmail Storage (60KB)

As soon as the battery is fully recharged, I will unplug it, re-enable background sync, wait a few minutes and then see what has the highest battery usage. This may not tell us anything but it's worth knowing. I will re-post after that.

FYI - Only Google GMail, Contacts and Calendar are using sync (no other apps that I know of...)
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OK - Fully charged battery - re-enabled background sync - sync symbol came back in less than one min. After 10 min on battery the usage report shows -
Display - 65%
Android system - 20%
Wi-Fi - 8%
Calendar - 4%
Cell standby - 3%

For comparison the battery usage after 10 min with background sync disabled is -
Display - 83%
Android system - 3%
Wi-Fi - 10%
The Weather Channel - 2%
Cell standby - 3%


It looks like something is going on with Calendar sync and it is forcing the "system" to use a lot of battery power.

For the next step I will delete the Calendar data and see what happens.
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I have now tried several combinations of deleting data and/or storage for my Google Gmail, Calendar and Contacts. In all cases, re-enabling background data transfer resulted in a the sync problem. Finally I left background data sync ON, but turned Auto-sync OFF. That also seemed to stop the problem.

I also tried deleting data, powering down the phone, removing the battery and re-enabling background data sync after the power up. Same results.

I did notice that the Calendar storage dropped from 4.33MB to 724KB, Contacts dropped from 8K to 4K and Gmail storage dropped from 60KB to 50KB. The other storage values remain unchanged.

I also watched the sync progress (touched the gmail account under manage accounts) - There are three items listed in sequence
Contacts
Calendar
Gmail

It always processed gmail first, then contacts and finally calendar, and always got "stuck" on the calendar one. The others briefly showed sync activity which ended after a few seconds. This only happens when I enable background sync and auto sync then watch the system do it's thing. I can manually sync any one of them with no problems. Very strange!

For now, I plan to leave background data sync turned on with auto-sync off. I will just have to refresh email manually and keep watching this thread to see if anyone can find the specific problem and solution.
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I have the exact same problem. Tried everything short of a hard reset to no avail.

I don't know if anyone tried this, but the following steps produced the same problem too, even though it shouldn't:

1) Turn on both "Background data" and "Auto-sync" in "Settings" -> "Accounts & sync".
2) Tap on Google account.
3) Uncheck everything.
4) Tap the "Menu" soft-key. If the option shown is "Cancel sync," tap that. Otherwise, leave that alone.
4) Go back to the sync settings and uncheck "Auto-sync"
5) Tap on Google account again.
6) Tap the "Menu" soft-key. The option "Sync now" should be showing. Tap that.
7) Note how the sync icon shows up in the notification bar and stays on indefinitely even though nothing was selected to be synced from step 3.
8) Tap the "Menu" soft key and "Cancel sync".
9) Now individually tap the different sync options (i.e. tap "Sync Contacts," read the error message, then tap "Sync Calendar," etc.). The error message indicates you can't even manually sync those items without them checked when "Auto-sync" was enabled.

This brings up the question of "what is the phone doing when the "Sync now" option was pressed if nothing was selected to be synced from step 3 and when it won't even allow you to manually sync without changing the setup?

So, to conclude, even when all items for the Google account were unchecked (for auto-sync on OR off), the phone still gets stuck in the syncing mode.

In the meantime, I'm keeping auto-sync off, which is like having its knee caps blown off for me
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That is ... weird. I have bg sync on as well as Auto-sync on and have my google account as well as my FB account both enabled, and I don't see that....
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At least for mine, the problem was with the calendar constantly syncing. I found this by turning off individual syncs until I found which one. Then I went into applications and deleted both the cache AND the data for both calendar and calendar storage.
The sync continued to run for a couple of minutes while the calendar events were re-downloaded but after that, the issue went away.
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I, been experiencing this issue for roughly a week now. Didn't realize it at first -- just had my phone unexpectedly "off" because battery had run out, and turning it on resulting in a white M reboot.

Did a little testing the other day. Turned off all sync (with settings widget). During 7-8 hrs overnight, battery usage was 30-40% standby, I think phone idle was next highest ?maybe 30% or so?, and "android system" was 4-5% of battery usage. Battery still mostly charged.

After charging, I then enabled sync. After less than 6.5hrs on with sync, battery level was down to 5-10% and reported battery users were: Android system 80%!, phone idle 10%, cell standby 8%, Google 2%.


I've tried deleting cache data (but not hard reset or pulling battery), but problem comes back. So now, I'm basically stuck without any auto-sync or else my phone will just up and die on me without warning. (While this problem is happening, phone does get a bit warm, and 3G symbol is on.)

How is anyone even supposed to tell WHICH program is stuck syncing?

At times during this process, I've seen the android system processes taking up 30-40% CPU (using process manager in Astro File Manager).

Phone didn't do any of this for the first couple weeks I had it! This is REALLY annoying.
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Go to settings->accounts & sync and then select your Google account. It will then list each service (gmail, calendar, etc) that is being synched. Unchecked them one at a time, waiting for several seconds to see if the sync icon in the status bar goes away. The one that does it will be the culprit (it will probably also have a syncing icon next to it too).
Next go to settings->applications->manage applications. Press menu and set filter for all. Find the problem application (or applications, there is both a calendar and calendar storage apparently). Go in and delete both the cache and data (not just cache). This should fix the problem.
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I couldn't last a week with my autosync off, so I tried to do the solution suggested in this thread for the 4th or 5th time.

I went back and cleared my data and my caches again. However, this time, I deleted ALL 6 of them (Contacts, Contacts Storage, Calendar, Calendar Storage, Gmail, and Gmail Storage), even though I didn't have any data for my Google calendar, nor have I ever synced or used my Google calendar.

It worked this time! It took a while for the phone to re-download all my contacts and mail (I still had Google calendar unchecked, so it did not sync the calendar per my preference), but after that, the sync icon disappeared from the notification bar and it ended the syncing successfully.

It's been working normally the past few days, with normal battery life, and the phone doesn't heat up.

For those of you who tried this method but had no success, try deleting every bit of synced data regardless of whether or not you use that service. That's what did it for me.
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@Demecles: I'd tried clearing cache and data once in the past, but.... I tried it again anyway. I cleared most apps data and cache. I definitely cleared email, gmail and calendar and contacts. However, I still have the problem. Even though my account summary page says sync is off (because I individually unechecked gmail, contacts and google calendar), the continuous sync still happens.

So, maybe it's something like checking for O/S updates, market app updates, etc.? I'm pretty sure it isn't newsrob, because I uninstalled that for a while and still had the problem. It could be O/S, market or google voice. I also have weather bug, but that doesn't seem to ever malfunction.

For some reason, advanced task killer often shows processes for Messages and Corporate email, which I typically kill. My phone plan doesn't include texts (so I don't send them), and I've never set up or connected to an exchange server.

On my account sync summary, like others with the problem, I do see an intermittent error message (which is too brief to fully read, but must be the same as what other people are seeing). When that message flickers, my primary google account also flickers a red sync circle for a fraction of a second. Funny thing is -- this occurred even when the summary listed both google accounts as "sync off" because I'd unchecked the individual options within each!

A little background info -- I have two google accounts set up. The primary one [would] sync gmail, contacts and google calendar. The secondary one would only sync gmail (I never checked contacts and calendar isn't even an option because I never set it up for the second account).

Are there any tools or logs to diagnose what things are syncing, or to perhaps log or determine which apps / processes are communicating?
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Even when you disable all the account syncs the sync icon stays on?
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Old January 29th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Yes -- even when all of the account syncs are disabled, the sync notification icon stays on and I get the failure blips in the account summary.

If I disable sync altogether with the settings widget, then sync notification turns off. But, 3-20s after enabling it, it typically comes on and stays on. So, it's probably not any of the individual choices, but something else which actually honors the global sync settings.

Nothing seems to be overtly failing -- if sync is on, I do receive gmail notifications (if I've turned that on in the individual account sync options). I haven't changed any contacts or calendar stuff, but when I deleted those caches, the info came back with sync enabled.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #32 (permalink)
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You could try removing all synced accounts (Google, Facebook, etc) and then try setting them up again. At least that would be easier than a hard reset.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Could it perhaps be that there is another app (Mobile Defense, Anti DROID Theft, Social media services like Twidroid, Facebook, etc., or something else) that might be synchronizing that is not necessarily obvious when initially looking?
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Possible, but I understand that the sync icon is only present when one of the accounts in the Accounts & Sync page are syncing.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #35 (permalink)
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That was my understanding as well - however, I can't see any other reason this is occurring, unless the OS itself is b0rked on that particular phone....
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But since it is part of the system, wouldn't that require the phone to have been rooted?
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not necessarily - it could be something else that caused it to b0rk.

OP - are you using a magnetically clasped holster of any kind with the device? If so, is it a relatively powerful magnet? (Yes, it's a long shot - but unless we can show a lot more people having this exact issue, or else that we can pinpoint it to an app installed, IDK what else to consider).
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After running the phone for over a week with the auto-sync feature turned off and noticing how much better the battery life is, I decided to try some of the newer suggestions in this thread.

Since my constant sync problem involved the calendar, I first "unchecked" it and turned auto-sync back on. No problems, gmail and contacts seemed to get sync'ed, just not the calendar, and battery life is decent.

As the next step, I deleted the calendar (data and storage) then powered off the phone, pulled the battery and took a break. After a few minutes, I put the battery in, powered up, manually sync'ed the calendar and left it in auto-sync mode. So far, the problem has not returned.

I know I tried deleting the calendar (data and storage) before, and also pulled the battery, although I did not wait as long before powering it back up, and that DID NOT fix the problem before, but now it has!

I will just monitor the situation and re-post if the problem happens again. One thing I know from experience, "If a problem can go away by itself, it can come back by itself!" And I have not seen any kind of definite explanation of what causes the problem.

And I am really puzzled how pulling the battery can make any difference. Are there capacitors that have to discharge? How long is "long enough?"

BTW - I took a complete inventory of apps in case I had to do a factory reset. I have 52 apps installed, and another 73 are listed when I check the "all" button in the app filter. Total is 125. All on one little phone, and it still has lots of room to spare. Amazing...
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It allows the volatile memory to discharge and, therefore, erase.
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Ya, just started happening to my Droid over the weekend. Sync icon never goes away. The only temp fix is to disable auto-sync in settings. If not, my battery lasts about 3-5 hours.

As far as suggestions for deleting the cache goes, are you folks referring to the "Clear search history" option under settings for my Gmail accounts? I really don't want to do a hard reset.
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You have to go through several steps (make sure auto-sync is off before you start
1) Go to settings and select applications
2) From that screen select Manage Applications
3) Use your options button to display "sort by size" and "filter" select filter
4) Change the filter options from Downloaded (default) to All
5) You will now see lots more applications in the list and you should scroll to the application that sync is getting stuck on (for me it was calendar)
6) There will be two application entries (using calendar as the example, there is calendar and calendar storage
7) Select each one in turn and touch the "clear data" button
8) When the data shows zero, power the Droid off and pull the battery out for several (not sure how many exactly) minutes - Good time for a coffee break
9) Replace battery - power up and re-enable auto sync

This should clear up the problem, as it has for me and several others.

I hope this helps.
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First off i apologize that my situation is in the Moto Droid section but i used common sense and did a search to find the solution and led me to this forum.

I have an HTC Eris and i was having issues with my gmail, having the wrong email address, so i searched and found the solution via the forums, cleared the google and gmail cache, upon doing that i had to redo my gmail, it works now with no problem, but unfortunately when i cleared the cache i also deleted all my contacts, because when i had them switched over, they were all google contacts. At the time i didnt think about what was going to happen, thinking my contacts would be spared, to my surprise they were all deleted and when i redid my email, place all those contacts inside my address book, now im ticked and deleted all the contacts. once completed i got an error message stating i had deleted too many contacts, i kept hitting Delete the items, it eventually made its way down to 23, now i am getting a sync error Delete limited exceeded, i have tried Delete the items... no good, tried Undo the deletes... no good, Do nothing for now... no good, it cannot do anything and before i leave work for home in an hour and stop into verizon and have them figure it out, i was curious if anyone here has had this similar issue.
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Well after going to the verizon wireless store everything was resolved by.just removing. battery lol
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My Motorola Droid was running hot today, synch icon staying on, battery rapidly draining. Tried the suggested calendar cache clear and battery pull with out success. Called Verizon and they had me reprogram the phone (*228 then option 1) then pull the battery with the power on. They said this was a soft reset. Restarted the phone and the synch icon is off and has stayed off. Hope this helps...
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Hi,
I too have constant sync and heavy battery drain. when I got home today I installed a data counter app and in a couple of hours it transfered 4megs download and 2megs upload! on the home wifi, I hope it was a bit slower when I was out on the expensive 3G data.

disabling auto sync and background data did not make the symbol go away, had to put it in airplane mode to get it to stop.

my calendar was playing up, showing duplicate entries and being slow to update.

I've now cleared the caches (only browser showed anywhere near 4megs that had been downloaded in the last couple of hours) and removed battery, will try firing it up in a moment and see how it goes

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powered up and need to sign in to google acount, which fails everytime. damn. factory reset here i come
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My Motorola Droid was running hot today, synch icon staying on, battery rapidly draining. Tried the suggested calendar cache clear and battery pull with out success. Called Verizon and they had me reprogram the phone (*228 then option 1) then pull the battery with the power on. They said this was a soft reset. Restarted the phone and the synch icon is off and has stayed off. Hope this helps...
After I wrote this my synch icon returned and my battery drain continued. Took the Droid to the Verizon store and let them do a backup and hard reset. That fixed it. Just had to reinstall and configure all my programs.
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Hi guys, got my nexus one today and am stoked! That said, I had this issue as well, constant syncing. It turned out it was Google trying to sync my Picasso web albums (even though I have none)

Switched that off and all is smooth again :-)
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Default Same problem and workaround.

I am also having this issue of intermittent sync hangs. It seems Calendar sync is particularly prone to hanging, and takes a long time compared to Gmail and Contacts. Recently my phone rebooted during a sync while I was attempting to change the screen orientation.

Another time I could not stop the Calendar sync, I did a Clear Data from the Manage>Applications for Calendar and Calendar Storage. That seemed to help; it is the second time I had to reload all data.

My current workaround is to leave Data Synchronization on for Gmail only. I do a manual sync of Calendar and Contacts once a day and watch it to ensure it completes.

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Just curious, does anyone here have ooVoo installed on their phone?

I had this same problem on my HTC Evo. Turns out, even with syncing off under ooVoo's accounts & sync settings, it was still causing it to hang.

I uninstalled ooVoo from my phone, and as soon as the Uninstalling screen showed, the sync icon went away...

Someone should mention this to the developer, along with giving us an option to stop it from opening on the phone's startup.
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RESOLVED???
Google+ the culprit?
1) you connect your android to your gVoice
2) That gvoice is connected to your gmail
3) your google+ is connected to your gmail and creates a new contact group called "other contacts"
4) you have lots people you added to circles in your g+ account which go into your other contacts group
5) you sync ANY on your android: gmail, google+, gvoice = cannot STOP it from syncing the contact group Other Contacts even though it doesnt SHOW on your android it is downloading ALL those contacts - SUCKING UP SPACE ON MY ANDROID!

Also note... if you delete contacts from your OTHER CONTACTS group in gmail it will remove those people from your Google+ account and remove them from your circles...

THere are many ways google can fix this but will they?
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