Google Calender Stopped Syncing


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  1. raremage

    raremage Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My calender sync seems to have stopped.

    My company relies on Google Apps for our business communications, and normally everything works as expected. This morning, changes to my calender are no longer syncing from the cloud to my Droid.

    Interestingly enough, if I enter a new event on the Droid, it syncs to the cloud.

    Anyone else seen this, and/or have a suggestion on what I can do to correct it?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    My calendar sync is working fine, just added an appointment a few mins ago and it's up on the droid already. Stupid question but always worth double checking: are you sure you have snyc enabled?
     
  3. raremage

    raremage Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's enabled. On the Droid it says the last sync for the calendar was about two minutes ago. Plus, as I noted when I put a test event on the Droid, it synced to my cloud calender pretty much right away.

    I guess I could try plunking off the account then re-enabling it. I've already tried switching airplane mode on and off, as wella s rebooting the phone, and cold booting the phone.

    Is there a way to clear and reset the calender cache, in effect forcing it to rebuild the local copy?
     
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    raremage Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, quick update. Short answer is I got it to sync again. For some reason, I had to go into system settings (from the home screen), then select accounts and sync, and disable sync for my Google Apps account, wait a few seconds, then re-enable. It then forced a true synchronization, which seems to have fixed the problem.

    Weird, first time it's happened, but glad to know there's an easy fix.
     
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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    Glad you got it fixed, and nice of you to post back with the solution :)
     
  6. tjoebgen

    tjoebgen Well-Known Member

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    I just had this happen to me today. Calendar sync worked yesterday but not today (Tues, Feb 2). I went to apps & sync and saw that it hadn't auto-sync'd since around 2am (about 22 hours ago). I turned sync off and back on and it sync'd. I put a new event in the calendar from a PC and it did not show up on the droid - waited a couple of hours. Did the unsync/sync thing again and it updated. I'm betting it still isn't doing it automatically.
     
  7. tjoebgen

    tjoebgen Well-Known Member

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    yep - the last test I did last night did not update for a long time.

    Today is another story - the updates are lightning fast now. I'll add or delete an event via the PC and within seconds it was on the phone. So, perhaps it was google server thingy?
     
  8. VandalDuck

    VandalDuck Well-Known Member

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    I noticed mine had stopped syncing this morning as well. I did the following and now all is well:

    Just follow these steps:

    1. Press your device's < Home > button, then press < Menu >.
    2. Select Settings and then Applications.
    3. Select Manage applications.
    4. Select Calendar Storage and then select Clear data. Answer OK when prompted.
    5. Restart your device (Press and hold the < End call > button, then select Power off. Press < End call > to power on).

    I got this out of the Google troubleshooting sync for Android support page - found here:
    Troubleshooting sync - Mobile Help

    This fix appears to be the same as the fix for problems with Gmail sync.
     
  9. raremage

    raremage Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I guess it's possible, but what I discovered was I was in the same state you described - if I initiated a manual sync everything flowed, if not it waited.

    I'm a consultant and on the road, and frankly without reminders I will tend to miss events, anger clients, and in essence throw money away.

    So, I tried removing the account, only to be told I couldn't because the phone was dependent on that account (it's my primary account and the one I used when first setting up the phone). I wound up resetting the phone, and reconfiguring my data accounts. All told it took me about twenty minutes to do everything, and things were back and working. The fact that this worked makes me think it wasn't on the server side, but instead some glitch with the software on the phone (perhaps combined with something server side) that resetting fixed.

    Not ideal, but it did work.
     
  10. ParadingLunatic

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    What they said. :) I've noticed this happens with me everyone once in a while with the calendars and with email. With email for example, it would receive my Gmail but when I read it and delete it on the phone, occasionally it wouldn't sync that change back to the gmail servers. I'd have to go through and delete the mail storage and resync and all the problems go away. It's an odd glitch.
     
  11. tjoebgen

    tjoebgen Well-Known Member

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    I did nothing special to the phone this morning - no resets, no manual sync-ing, nothing - it was just working again. Yesterday required manipulation (just turning sync off then on again) to get the latest changes. I had a good 3G signal (allegedly) and other data services were working fine.

    Today, it's working like a champ - maybe even better. The pushing of new events seems faster today than it was previously.
     
  12. raremage

    raremage Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So rebuilding the cache. Great info, exactly what I was looking for before I reset everything ;)
     

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