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What are these sync settings of my google account?

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  1. Seks

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    SETTINGS > ACCOUNTS > GOOGLE > ACCOUNTS (name@hotmail.ca)

    I see the following:

    SYNC APP DATA
    SYNC CALENDAR
    SYNC CONTACTS
    SYNC DRIVE
    SYNC GOOGLE PHOTOS
    SYNC GOOGLE+
    SYNC GOOGLE+ AUTO BACKUP
    SYNC PEOPLE DETAILS
    SYNC PICASA WEB ALBUMS

    I know that SYNC CALENDAR works with S-Planner. SYNC CONTACTS...well it's just the contacts.

    What exactly are the others?

    Do one or some of them have to do with my Google+ auto backup of photos and videos to my google drive (name@hotmail.ca) not working? Please refer to my thread:

    http://androidforums.com/android-applications/816421-google-autobackup-not-working.html

    Tnx.
     

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    You can enable or disable what Google services you want to sync on a specific device basis.

    For example you may want your Google account on a child's device to simplify app purchasing and location of it, but you do not want your email alerts or calender sending alerts or syncing back to your account so you would disable the services on the child's device.

    You may own a tablet and a phone but only want your gmail alerts to go to your phone so you would disable gmail sync on your tablet.

    If you are having issues with any of the given Google services you need to make sure you have launched the appropriate related app on the device at least once to confirm any type of login or sharing of data, sometimes it can help to clear the cache of the service in question, and under the same sync settings you can force the service to sync right away if it seems to be lagging behind.
     
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