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GMail Is Killing My Battery (I Don't Even Use It or Sync It)

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dankees, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Dankees

    Dankees Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    My phone keeps running GMail and killing my battery. My account is not set to sync. What is going on?

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  2. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    it may be running by default in the background because it's part of the Google Services Sync. if you got green icons (android 2.3) or blue (Android 4.0 and up) that means Google Services is enabled. to disable, go to settings-->accounts and sync and disable all of it. your email may not be set to sync but your normal Google Services Sync is on
  3. Dankees

    Dankees Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I am gonna try that, but this never happened before.
  4. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Can you post battery statistics showing us that Gmail is the culprit, because this sounds pretty strange.
  5. Dankees

    Dankees Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It is still coming up. This is so odd.

    I don't even use it and sync is set to off.
  6. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    It's odd. I am actually using Gmail and it doesn't even come up in running services. LOL.
  7. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Gmail is able to be uninstalled unlike traditional bloatware, right? I've never seen it installed as bloatware.
  8. Dankees

    Dankees Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    This is weird. Please help me.
  9. Jackel

    Jackel Lurker

    My phone does that as well, you can always remove Gmail from the applications or if its rooted you can remove it as well.
  10. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Just uninstall it. Although when I used it it never lost considerable battery unless I told it to sync very often, and when I lost data it would make so many retries that it would make the phone hot and battery life dropped fast
  11. alicemenezes

    alicemenezes Member

    I don't think it is possible to uninstall gmail. If the sync is not the problem....just stay logged out of it. Probably that's the problem....keeps checking for new mails.

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