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    Default My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal?

    I've had the sync icon for 4 days now. I search through the forums and seen similar situations but with other phones. I unchecked auto sync on all my apps, I then turned it off and turned it back on and it went away but then came back up a min later. Is this normal for it to be syncing for days like this? Im new to Android...
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    reboot the phone.
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    Thats exactly what I did as I stated in my 1st comment.. And its still there, its not really a major issue to me its just a icon and as far as Ive seen it hasnt affected my battery life. Again Im just new to Android and was wondering
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    i didnt know if you meant you turned off sync or turned off the phone or tried both or what. regardless, its not normal for it to be going to for four days straight. unless you have a million contacts and you just recently set everything up for the first time.
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    Oh ok so it not normal Damn i guess I have some more research to do. Ima have to kinda back track then, cus from what I remember I fooled around with the sync options when I downloaded Friends caster (I believe thats what its called) to be able to sync my FBF's profile photos with my contacts. Then the next day I noticed it never went away =/
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    My sync icon has been on all day today. Rebooted three times. There are no app updates and the OS is up-to-date. I was just wondering too what was going on.
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    Check out the accounts/sync settings. My wife was having issues with constant syncing. We determined the Wallet app and its recent update were the culprit. She turned off Wallet syncing and all was fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downtown3641 View Post
    Check out the accounts/sync settings. My wife was having issues with constant syncing. We determined the Wallet app and its recent update were the culprit. She turned off Wallet syncing and all was fine.
    That's the thing I don't have google wallet our haven't even set out up. I read where that was the cause of the problem too but still have it. I went to the options you recommended took off the auto sync and background data and its still there. Idk I might take it to the Sprint store to see what they say
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    Quote Originally Posted by jezer29 View Post
    That's the thing I don't have google wallet our haven't even set out up. I read where that was the cause of the problem too but still have it. I went to the options you recommended took off the auto sync and background data and its still there. Idk I might take it to the Sprint store to see what they say
    If you tap on each account that you have set up, you should be able to see exactly which account and which item it's trying to sync. Re-enable auto sync and background data, and uncheck the item that's trying to sync, then reboot, then check that item again and see if it goes through
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    I have the same problem.. Its Google wallet that's running - it shows sync as the main process that's running. Problem is I don't wallet set up to sync or set up at all and its not listed on under the sync accounts. its using 79% of my battery currently and sync icon has been present for 2 days.. Looks like an app update issue...
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal???

    I installed Verizon's FiOS thing yesterday and got the constant syncing bug. Went away when I reinstalled the app.
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    Well guys after almost a wk with it on it finally gone (hopefully) I removed google wallet from my phone last night, woke up this morning and three icon is gone. Will update if it comes back fort some reason
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal?

    Uninstalling Google Wallet did it for me, too. Although, it didn't completely uninstall Wallet, just its updates.

    Thanks for the thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornakapopolis View Post
    Uninstalling Google Wallet did it for me, too. Although, it didn't completely uninstall Wallet, just its updates.

    Thanks for the thread
    no problem yeah I noticed that too it just uninstalled the updates
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal?

    I had the same issue with the Verizon Fios Apps running, as soon as I removed them it stopped, check it out.
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal?

    Verizon FiOS app was the culprit for me. For some reason, it adds itself to the "Accounts & Sync" menu, even though there is nothing to sync (when you click on the Verizon FiOS account, there are not boxes to check/uncheck to sync).
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal?

    Had the same problem.. it was Google Wallet even if sync was turned off. Uninstalled the latest update for it and the problem was resolved.
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal?

    If you setup Google Wallet, the syncing icon will go away. That's what I did with my Nexus S 4G. I signed up for the "Pre-Paid card" and I got a instant $10 balance!
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    Default Re: My sync icon wont go away. Is this normal?

    Hi,

    I don't have Google wallet, never did, yet I have the same issue which also commenced about 4 days ago. Running a Samsung Galaxy S

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