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Google Contacts Sync Issues

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by consiglere, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. consiglere

    consiglere Lurker
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    I'm getting a "sync is currently experiencing problems.It will be back shortly" error. The phone continually tries to sync my contacts which is draining my battery. I made sure my login information to google is correct and I just figure out why it won't sync my contacts. When I uncheck "Sync contacts", I don't get the error anymore.

    I can't take a screen shot since my phone isn't rooted and the apps that I know of that allows you to grab screen shots require rooting.

    Help please
     

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    There are several possibilities.

    I'm assuming that you otherwise have connectivity, so that's not it. If you are running wifi, try disabling wifi and syncing OTA.


    Barring those, it's possible you have some corruption in your contacts file. I had the same thing happen to me once. To fix it, I did the following:

    * backed up my gmail contacts on the PC
    * Cleared the data in Contacts Storage (HomeScreen->Menu->Settings->Applications->Manage applications->Contacts Storage->Clear data
    * Then go back to ...Settings->Accounts&sync and manually resync the contacts data.

    NB: if you are synced with Facebook, you might have to resync that as well.

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  3. consiglere

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    Clearing the contact and resyncing seemed to fix the problem

     
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