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  1. tauran121

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    does anyone know an easy way of stopping email sync when abroad?

    i tested this recently when in guernsey:
    went to settings> accounts and sync:
    turn off background data
    turn off auto-sync


    but my other email accounts still continued to receive emails. the ones setup through the email app. hence data was still being used.

    i don't want to switch data off completely, i want it to be there for when I need it, e.g. using google maps and the odd internet search here and there.

    can anyone help me achieve this please?
     

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    hmm, i need to do this too, im going abroad for 2 weeks and i want to minimize data usage! i thought that turning off background/auto sync should do it too.. how about weather/news widgets etc? do they update as well?
     
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    Do you have "Data roaming" ticked?
    Menu>Settings>Wireless and network>Mobile networks
     
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    if you go into email, and sync schedule, you can change how often email syncs (push, every 15m, 30m, hour etc) - one of these options is never/manual
     
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    no, the weather widget doesn't update, neither does facebook or twitter etc. so that bit does what it says it will do. was hoping it would do email as well.
     
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    my only gripe with this is that I have to do it for each of my 4 email accounts. i'm hoping to find a sort of one-click option that will do it for me.
     
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    there is also a setting under here for "While roaming"
    This can be set to "use sync schedule" or "manual"
     
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    yeah i was under the impression that turning off sync would do that for all apps, including email. if not, i guess as sydney mentioned, best to manually turn off sync for all ur email accounts

    btw, how does a phone detect its on roaming? by the sim, i assume? so if i go abroad, and get a local sim.. it wont be on roaming, right
     
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    I just turn of data roaming, at the prices that are charged, its better not to download a thing.

    It's amazing how much the battery life is extended!
     
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