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  1. jezer29's Avatar
    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...
    10-18-2011 09:56 AM
  2. chud's Avatar
    reboot the phone.
    10-18-2011 10:31 AM
  3. jezer29's Avatar
    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
    10-18-2011 10:38 AM
  4. chud's Avatar
    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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    10-18-2011 10:45 AM
  5. jezer29's Avatar
    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 =/
    10-18-2011 11:15 AM
  6. cjstealth's Avatar
    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.
    10-18-2011 01:06 PM
  7. downtown3641's Avatar
    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.
    10-18-2011 05:01 PM
  8. jezer29's Avatar
    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
    10-18-2011 06:04 PM
  9. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    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
    10-19-2011 12:37 AM
  10. dbo's Avatar
    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...
    10-20-2011 02:26 PM
  11. ortam's Avatar
    I installed Verizon's FiOS thing yesterday and got the constant syncing bug. Went away when I reinstalled the app.
    10-20-2011 05:31 PM
  12. jezer29's Avatar
    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
    10-22-2011 09:37 AM
  13. hornakapopolis's Avatar
    Uninstalling Google Wallet did it for me, too. Although, it didn't completely uninstall Wallet, just its updates.

    Thanks for the thread
    10-22-2011 09:45 PM
  14. jezer29's Avatar
    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
    10-23-2011 11:09 AM
  15. Cos's Avatar
    I had the same issue with the Verizon Fios Apps running, as soon as I removed them it stopped, check it out.
    10-23-2011 08:34 PM
  16. cjstealth's Avatar
    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).
    10-24-2011 07:38 AM
  17. mtndewgood's Avatar
    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.
    10-24-2011 09:25 AM
  18. cohoman's Avatar
    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!
    10-25-2011 10:42 PM
  19. Dalirymple's Avatar
    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
    01-06-2013 01:31 AM
  20. Simsi Moy's Avatar
    I have a problem bout the sync icon. everytime i open my wifi there's a sync icon near the wifi. I already deactivate my autosync. What to do?
    02-28-2015 12:52 AM
  21. wishmastertr's Avatar
    try uninstalling youtube updates, especially if you have multiple google accounts on your mobile.
    Stephen Shaw1 and redmikekite like this.
    03-12-2015 06:58 PM
  22. Brigette Houston's Avatar
    When I installed updates my sync icon stayed on for hours, it drained my battery quickly and I found that uninstalling You tube updates stopped the sync icon problem and restored normal battery life. I had several google accounts on my phone and apparently this was the problem. I hope this works for someone else. I know I was going crazy.. Best wishes!
    redmikekite likes this.
    03-19-2015 02:18 AM
  23. redmikekite's Avatar
    Hi I would like to say many thanks for your suggestion after weeks and weeks and trying everything from disabling the sync and even doing a master reset this worked for me I only have just gone into apps and uninstalled youtube updates and the sync icon dissapeared straight away Yippee finally and the battery is not running down even though i have ordered a new one just incase.

    Regards

    Mike
    04-06-2015 08:31 AM
  24. Paul Bizacki's Avatar
    Yay, just uninstalled youtube updates and problem solved
    05-06-2015 08:12 AM
  25. Stephen Shaw1's Avatar
    Uninstalling YouTube updates also worked for me in removing that problem after connecting gmail to more than one gmail account. What a relief. Thank you.
    05-09-2015 02:04 PM
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