Ok - this is really mind boggling and as such I decided to make an account and ask all you experts about it.
I used to have an HTC Thunderbold and with its very poor battery, I had set my 5 emails to synch manually. So, whenever I felt like it, I would just go to settings and click on sync all.
Yesterday I got my Galaxy S3. I rooted it right away, and then plugged in all my email accounts. 5 accounts - 3 gmail, 1 yahoo, and 1 private. I set them up all under the stock app, because I don't like the gmail app and I don't want to download any other apps. That's how I had them set up with my Thunderbolt too.
Now, with the Galaxy S3, the battery is better, so I have set it to check for new emails/sync every few minutes during peak hours and every hour during off-peak hours. But I am just wasting time here - let me just get to the problem:
If I go to Settings -> Email (under Accounts), then all my email accounts are there but the little "loading circles" are greyed out and they all say "Sync disabled". I have a screenshot that I wanted to post but as a new user I am not allowed. So, the button at the bottom of that screen that reads "Sync all" simply doesn't do anything. I click it and it stops loading in a split second.
If I click on each individual account out of that list, then the only option I have is to Sync or Delete the account. If I go to the settings of each email account, then I see that "Sync Email" is checked on all of them, and I have edited the sync schedule for each of them too.... So... how is it that they all say "Sync disabled"??
Moreover, and most importantly, how can I change it so that when I click on Sync all, ALL my email accounts are actually synced?
Okay, so I'm new to Android. I set up my 2 yahoo and 2 hotmail accounts with the default email app. I have pop3 for the yahoo accounts. I want to delete or do as I please on my PHONE, but not have it affect the emails on the server. So when I delete an email on my phone I can still have the original email on mail.yahoo.com. I'm unsure what the sync settings do for the email accounts. My problem is that I set the peak times to every 15 minutes but it seems to only update sporadically when I open the app or I refresh it myself.
When I go to my email, go to settings: under the options for Data usage: Sync Email: there is a check mark.
But from the home screen I go to settings and under accounts I go to Email. There all the accounts say sync disabled.
Not understanding what's going on. Someone please help. It's very frustrating.
Settings -> Data usage -> push menu button -> Check "Auto sync data"
I had the same problem as the original post, and could not find an answer anywhere till I read this! I had sync set for every 15 minutes, regardless of peak time or not, and everywhere I looked had sync enabled. I never would have thought to check under data usage, let alone for a menu under that scree. Thank you!
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