1. Gary Jain's Avatar
    I don't want to sync any of my gmail contacts to my phone but under sync settings, if I turn off sync contacts, my email messages will not be synced either. Is there a way to sync only emails and not Google contacts as well?

    I have the same problem with my Yahoo account, its an old account that I primarily use for signups and I don't want to sync my contacts, just the email messages.

    Thanks
    09-01-2013 02:30 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I think you can turn off Contacts sync on its own. Go to Settings/Accounts-Google, then select your Google Account. You should see "Contacts" and "Gmail" as separate entries. Uncheck "Contacts," and I think that should turn off Contact sync while keeping Gmail sync active.
    sicario666 likes this.
    09-01-2013 03:06 AM
  3. sicario666's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I think you can turn off Contacts sync on its own. Go to Settings/Accounts-Google, then select your Google Account. You should see "Contacts" and "Gmail" as separate entries. Uncheck "Contacts," and I think that should turn off Contact sync while keeping Gmail sync active.
    That's 100% correct!

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    09-01-2013 05:12 AM
  4. Gary Jain's Avatar
    I've searched around and I saw that solution also, but for the S4 there doesn't seem to be any check boxes, if I select contacts it starts to manually sync them, I attached a screen shot of what the options look like. Thank you for your help.
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    09-01-2013 06:42 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is your Background Sync on or off? If it's off, you won't get the checkboxes. Make sure it's turned on, then check that screen again.
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    09-01-2013 01:36 PM
  6. Gary Jain's Avatar
    Is your Background Sync on or off? If it's off, you won't get the checkboxes. Make sure it's turned on, then check that screen again.
    That did it!! Thanks so much, I'm new to the phone so still getting used to post-iPhone freedom
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-02-2013 02:50 AM
  7. Sakti Ray Bulletstorm's Avatar
    where to get background sync
    08-11-2014 04:36 AM
  8. preese's Avatar
    I just did what you recommended, restarted my phone and I am still getting the eternal circling updating contacts on my Samsung 4S. Any other ideas?
    11-10-2015 11:22 AM

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