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    Default Gmail keep awake killing my battery

    Has anyone seen this?

    My battery life, all of a sudden went way down, and I root caused it to Gmail sync. If I disable sync, no problem. If I have it on, battery gets used up, and from the battery screens, it looks like it is piling up "keep awake" time. I have Gmail v 4.2.7, which is the latest. This screen shot shows a short experiment, but I have seen where sync on for 2 hours, turns into keep awake from Gmail of 1:57 or so. Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Gmail keep awake killing my battery

    Have you rebooted the phone? Uninstalled & reinstalled updates to Gmail?
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    Default Re: Gmail keep awake killing my battery

    Try shortening the number of days to sync, especially if you're someone with a lot of messages in your inbox. Also, try clearing the cache or using something like Clean Master.

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    Default Re: Gmail keep awake killing my battery

    Do you have email sync set to push? Try 15 or 30 minutes. See how your results are then.

    Unrelated, but there is a notification bar setting to hide those two icons if you want to reclaim some space up there or you can change the icon to display battery percent..
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    Default Re: Gmail keep awake killing my battery

    Wipe data for the Gmail App, reboot, resync, and give it a little time to see if that helps. I've had similar issues in the past on other devices and wiping app data and resyncing always fixed it.
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    I just have all my email set to not sync. Also I use the email instead of gmail. But that's alot of usage for gmail in a 20 minute span.

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