10hrs of Calendar Sync today... nothing happened


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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, I have been active and working with the phone plugged in, Sync icon spinning and seen in the Menu bar and yet not a damn thing has sycn'd on my Google Calendar in 10 hours!

    Some contacts I updated did sync.. but none of the data I put into my phone ended up on my Google Calendar.

    Any thoughts?

    New phone user, is this common.. it shows the last sync for calendar was 2/10/2010 at 12:45 PM.. but it has been Syncing all day!
     

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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    no one?
     
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    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes it just gets hung up. Try going into settings and clearing cache/data for calendar, then rebooting. If that doesn't work clear it again and do a battery pull. I had a similar issue with contacts and this worked nicely.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    "Try going into settings and clearing cache/data for calendar, then rebooting"

    (1) where do you do this and
    (2) would you not you loose all your sync'd data on the phone then as the latest info is on my phone, not my calendar, so if I "clear" it on the phone, I have lost it

    I did battery pull.. nothing
     
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    Droidood Well-Known Member

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    +1

    If only I had a dollar for each time a simple restart fixed some tech issue I was asked to deal with :D
     
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    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

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    Whoops, sorry.
    settings
    applications
    manage applications
    menu/filter/all
    calendar
    clear data
    go back and do the same for calendar storage

    No data should be lost, it's all on Gmail/Google and will re-sync to your phone.

    Edit...yes, you may lose the data you entered on your phone. Anything already on Google calendar will re-sync though.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    but I think your missing it.

    my most current data is on the phone. It hasn't recently been sync'd to the Google Calendar given this issue. So, if I clear it, all I would get back would be what is up in the cloud on the Google Calendar and I would loose the local entries I made that have not been sync'd yet.

    Agreed?

    BTW, Contacts and gMail are syncing fine.
     
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    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I edited my post while you were pondering my seemingly obvious lack of being able to see the, well, obvious. lol
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    odd behavior

    gmail = syncs
    contacts = sync
    calendar = no sync (but did in the past fine) even with a battery pull
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just started the Sync again.. sync icon endlessly spins, still shows last update on 2/10/2010 I even turned on wifi incase signal was an issue but I got nice 3 bars and 3g showing (until I turned on wifi).
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    do you know the difference between what

    "calendar" show 8.0 kb and
    "Calendar storage" showing 14.33mb are

    I have an obvious idea, but what would "clearing data" on just the "calendar" do as I do not want to clear anything from "Calendar storage"

    EDIT: trying to sync now and Calendar Storage went from 14.33 to 11.05 to 8.49 to 8.34 to 13.55 to 14.61 in front of my eyes???
     
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    I have the same problem on a Hero. The calendar synced fine I think when first installed. I use an Agenda widget - not sure if that is relevant, but now it seems to download up coming appointments, but not upload them.
    Tres frustrating - keen to see if anyone has any ideas.
     
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    Actually, I discovered I was entering the details into "My Calendar" (when I should have been entering them into my "Google account Calendar". What a numpty.
     
  14. knuckledragger

    knuckledragger Well-Known Member

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    Mine started doing this two days ago, as well. After searching all the different forums, about the only solution that I saw that seemed to work for everyone was to do a factory reset. I ended up doing that last night and it's back to working correctly, again.

    Motorola Droid stuck in constant sync - Google Mobile Help
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    passing on a factory reset as that is not addressing the problem and not the answer and no proof it will not happen again in 10 days

    its no fix
     
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    knuckledragger Well-Known Member

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    I kind of felt the same way but I didn't feel it was worth waiting for a fix because who knows when that'll be. Doing the reset fixed it on mine and it really didn't take too long to get the phone set back up after resetting it. For me, I felt it was painless enough that it was worth it vs. not having my phone auto-synch.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    amazing, in less than 2 weeks, how much you can tweak these out. I do not want to remember settings, reload apps, etc. I have a great backup utility that can backup all data and apps, but wonder, if I backup and then use the "restore" feature, will it just not recreate - put back - whatever issue was there? hard to say.

    also note, the factory reset - in my case - will LOSSE DATA for me I cannot get back as my phone is more current then the Google Calendar. So, if I erased it, then let them sync, I would get only old data back.

    BTW, do you have older than 30 days of data sync'd back down from Google Calendar off the web? There are a number of reports over on the Google Support area that show you people are only syncing back down the last 30 days and nothing past that. Again, that is a NO GO for me and not worth the chance.
     
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    I have been developing an application that modifies the calendar on a mass scale and can have 100-200 event deletes/updates/inserts in a very short period. This causes the google calendar to sync like crazy and never complete. In my experience this was resolved by the following steps:
    -To Correct constant sync:
    - Menu -> Settings -> Accounts & Sync -> me@gmail.com -> Uncheck Sync Calendar
    - Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> Menu -> Filter -> All
    Calendar Storage -> Clear Data (Clear cache too if possible)
    - Restart Phone
    - Re-enable calendar Sync
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    BUT BUT BUT

    you need to be careful about dispensing this advice as IF you do the "Clear Data (Clear cache too if possible)" say goodbye to any data that was only on your phone and never sync'd to your calendar!! Read my post above. If your like me where the phone is more update than Google Calendar, and you do what you suggest.. you will loose that data.

    that is bad and a no go for me and others should understand this.

    and for the record, I have a backup app I used and backed up the calendar data, did the "Clear Data (Clear cache too if possible)" and then put my data back in place and..... nothing. no fix.

    I have tried it all... clear data, manual sync, power off, pull battery.. nothing fixes it
     
  21. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Well, the factory reset DOES "fix" it. And the problem has not come back in a month. I know you don't want to resort to this, but its the only known fix. The reset isn't that bad, and if you have a backup app for all your settings you should be set. My only issue was having to recreate and replace all my shortcuts. It was annoying but not a big deal. Also, beware of certain apps that store data on the phone not the SD card (reset doesn't touch the SD card). I lost several notes from a note app.

    As for losing "non updated data" from your calendar....how much stuff have you added in the last 5 days that hasn't synced? The longer you wait to factory reset the more unsynced calendar data you will have? I just don't understand what all this unsyned data is? Just figure out what calendar appts you haven't synced and copy them down and do the reset.

    http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting/36375-constant-sync-symbol-battery-drain.html

    Motorola Droid stuck in constant sync - Google Mobile Help

    https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/22304?tstart=0
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    it is a temp fix at best and, it is NOT a fix.

    resetting a phone is not a fix, it is a band aid - the fact that many report this issue - as seen on the support forums - indicates there is something deeper going on here and a reset, so reminiscent of the classic MicroSoft tech support answer, is no answer and does not fix what the cause is.

    it is not 5 days BTW so not sure why you think that... because of a reported 30 day bug - calendar data wiped clean like you suggest has, in many peoples cases and mine (as seen on those support forums) when I tried the first wipe, resulted in only the syncing down of 30 days of data many report over on the Google Support area. So, my issue goes back to Jan 17... But even if it is, so what.. 5 days, 15 days, I should not have to even worry about it. Period.

    a reset is a short term fix, and I use the term loosely, that has no proof it holds and will not creep back up agan. thats why many, like me, will not do it (again).
     
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    I guess I should have mentioned my "fix" does delete data but it is better than doing a factory reset which is ridiculous. Also, I looked into some of the calendar sync issues and it looks like one of the problems is when a null entry is attempted to be deleted. Not sure how that happens, but my console was spitting out errors about it.
     

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