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Old August 13th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Gmail sync on Android ICS Sony tablet S

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I want to stop Gmail sync on my Sony tablet S running the Android ICS. I have tried turning off the account sync off all together but Gmail still syncs when I open it. I want it to stop. Any ideas?

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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think it's possible to stop it from fetching email when you open the app. Can you "freeze" it from Settings -> Apps ?
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Old August 14th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How do you "Freeze" the app? Also, if it is not possible to stop the sync, is there a way to password protect the app?
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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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From Settings -> Apps -> All Apps, then find Gmail. The right top button should say something like "uninstall update" or "freeze app". I believe you have to uninstall any/all updates first before you can freeze it.

You can password-protect the device, I don't think you can do it per-app.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This was something that bothered me as well because this is a family tablet that we share. Everybody was able to access my Gmail because they would receive notifications while they were on it. I tried everything with nothing working. Finally I asked the wife one day what her gmail password was so I added her gmail account so I could log out of mine. It worked. I suppose you could create a fake gmail just so you could use it. I'm assuming you have the same circumstance with family sharing as I. Would love to find another option like user accounts on the tablet with passwordprotection so we could all get the maximum benefit from the tablet.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Now you could use "guest" mode to make it family-shareable. Just disable the Gmail app from the other accounts.
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