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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Huitzi, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Huitzi

    Huitzi Member
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    Well so far I've been thoroughly enjoying my g1 til this snag:

    I noticed I had a lot of double contacts after importing them from my SIM card so I decided to edit my contacts via PC on my gmail account. Edited what I had to and streamlined my contacts. After that my G1 hasn't stopped it's contact sync! So far it has been about 3 hours... It's draining the battery something awful and the only way I've found to halt it was to just turn off contact sync in the phone's options.

    Anyone else having this issue? Any idea how to fix it? Turning off sync is a workaround but certainly not a permanent solution. I want to keep using my phone just like before...

    :thinking:

    thanks!
     

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  2. cwalger

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    Same thing happened to me. It looks like it will sync for a few seconds, then stop for a second, then start again, over and over. I have my 'contacts sync' off now because of it. I hope this is a bug that will be fixed sooooon!
     
  3. Huitzi

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    Well, I fixed this by doing a master reset. I lost my apps and my setting but of course my contacts all synced right back! Lesson learned. Don't edit your gmail contacts while your phone is on and actively in sync mode.
     
  4. cwalger

    cwalger New Member
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    Not what I wanted to hear, but thanks for posting your solution...
     
  5. Huitzi

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    Yea, I know. Luckily I didn't customize my G1 too thoroughly before this problem popped up. No big deal. But if you've downloaded every app and got your settings perfect I can see how this could be a huge drag...
     
  6. doc_old

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    I'm also experiencing this problem. I have to assume this will be one of the first things addressed via updates as battery life is ruined by this default setting.

    Another thread mentioned T-Mobile customer care telling people to turn off auto-sync to improve battery life, so it sounds like the right people are at least aware of the problem.
     
  7. tithefug

    tithefug Active Member
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    I found a workaround until they fix this.

    1. Basically, export all of your Google Contacts.
    2. Delete ALL Contacts
    3. Sync Phone
    4. Import Contacts
    5. Sync Phone
    This has worked for me, and now my battery is back to normal.

    HTH,

    Tithefug
     
  8. Fugazi

    Fugazi New Member
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    This worked!!!! Thank you very much. My wife's phone had this problem whereas mine didn't. Needless to say, I was messing around with different settings on both phones without success. Your solution worked though. Thank you!
     
  9. Oberox

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    The Google Android Team still should fix it, I'm sure 99% of all G1 users don't know how to fix it. ;)

    I see more and more bugs showing up, I thought to Google Team would have checked enough but they seem to be forgotten some stuff.
     
  10. nelsonf

    nelsonf Member
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    this is supposed to be fixed in the 29 update we will see
     
  11. Dimath

    Dimath Active Member
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    Had the same problem. Cured by master reset. Expert/import of gmail contacts should work too, but you louse the groups assignment in that case.
    I guess the problem is in simultaneous changes in gmail and phone contacts or something like that...

    PS: Don't have 29 patch yet.
     
  12. Elams

    Elams New Member
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    I had the same problem, but mine went for 12hr!. I plug ac-adapter for charging and realize it the next morning!! I hope my battery will be alright.
     
  13. silverfox

    silverfox New Member
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    would someone mind walking me through this fix. not sure how to "export all google contacts"? I've looked in contacts>menu . not sure where to look and how to fix this!! many of my contacts are in there 3 times...please help
     
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