1. NokiaNewB's Avatar
    Recently got a new phone (Nokia 6.1) which comes with the latest version of Android.
    Coming from an older phone that is like a brand new world and so I am honestly struggling with a couple of things but most importantly how I disable sync.
    In my old phone the sync could be disabled per account, however on Pie it seems like it is all or nothing.
    If I got to
    Accounts -> something@email.com -> Account Sync
    I see the apps that can be synced under that account but there is no option to turn it on/off.
    The only on/off option for sync is on the main account page and that is for all accounts which is not desirable.
    Can someone please point me in the right direction on how to disable sync for a single app.
    12-20-2018 04:43 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which app do you want to prevent syncing for? Sometimes an app may have its own sync option in its settings menu. Or you could Restrict Background Data for that app (in the Settings>Data Usage​ menu).
    12-20-2018 08:24 PM
  3. NokiaNewB's Avatar
    Thank you for the response B. Diddy.

    Am I to understand you right that the list of apps that are being synced under an account is just that - a list? Is there no way to control those other than if they have a setting in the app itself?
    In this specific case I see maybe 10 apps being synced under the google account and I have no interest in syncing the calendar nor the contacts. But since I no longer can select not to sync the google account like on my old phone I have to to turn sync off for all accounts including all emails, backups and cloud services, which really seems like a strange behaviour.
    12-21-2018 01:43 AM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    So, your Google account settings don't look like this?

    How to disable sync for an app in Android 9 (pie)-screenshot_20181221-055123.jpg

    That's on a Pixel 2 XL running Pie. If yours looks different, it may be a change that Nokia made...
    12-21-2018 04:53 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    hallux is correct -- you should be able to pick and choose which Google apps you want to keep synced. Other apps that aren't from Google may or may not have their own sync settings (either in the Settings>Accounts menu, or within the app's own settings).
    12-21-2018 05:52 AM
  6. NokiaNewB's Avatar
    Hallux,

    Thank you for showing me the version you have. Mine is the same though it is missing the on/off switch for each.
    I was under the assumption that Nokia was stock Android so it should look the same (bar some minor changes Google does for Pixel)
    I guess I need to find a 6.1 forum and see if anyone else has noticed this.
    Thank you
    12-21-2018 10:29 AM
  7. NokiaNewB's Avatar
    B. Diddy,

    Yes something is amiss here and it is odd given that Nokia supposedly run stock Android.
    12-21-2018 10:31 AM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    The only phone that runs "stock Android" is the current Google phone, which is the Pixel 3.3XL now. All others are modifications - including Nokia.
    12-21-2018 12:37 PM
  9. hallux's Avatar
    Maybe @metllicamilitia can help out, I believe he has a Nokia.
    12-21-2018 12:59 PM
  10. NokiaNewB's Avatar
    Hmm a quick google have several sites (arstechnica, business-standard, smartprix just to list a few) list the phone as stock Android.
    That said I obviously am missing the on/off switches so whether that is a bug on the phone or Nokia modifying it has yet to be determined.
    12-21-2018 01:09 PM
  11. Sizzers's Avatar
    Hmm a quick google have several sites (arstechnica, business-standard, smartprix just to list a few) list the phone as stock Android.
    That said I obviously am missing the on/off switches so whether that is a bug on the phone or Nokia modifying it has yet to be determined.
    Weird too.... my 6.1 runs Pie with the on/off switches as with Hallux.
    12-21-2018 02:46 PM
  12. NokiaNewB's Avatar
    Sizzers,

    Could you by any chance list the numbers (hardware version, kernel, build etc) so I can see if that matches mine.
    12-21-2018 03:35 PM
  13. Sizzers's Avatar
    Sizzers,

    Could you by any chance list the numbers (hardware version, kernel, build etc) so I can see if that matches mine.
    Hope this helps....

    Model: TA-1050
    Hardware version 5.0

    Kernel version
    4.4.146-perf+
    #1 Tue Nov 27 15:38:44 CST 201

    Build number
    00WW_3_260_SP02
    12-21-2018 04:04 PM
  14. NokiaNewB's Avatar
    Sizzers,

    Thank you for taking the time to do this.
    Other than mine being TA-1045 (US vs UK) I have the same numbers.
    This is indeed puzzling, so I think I'll try to post on the Nokia community I found. Not a lot of activity there but maybe someone know what is up.
    12-21-2018 04:18 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hallux,

    Thank you for showing me the version you have. Mine is the same though it is missing the on/off switch for each.
    I was under the assumption that Nokia was stock Android so it should look the same (bar some minor changes Google does for Pixel)
    I guess I need to find a 6.1 forum and see if anyone else has noticed this.
    Thank you
    Can you show us a screenshot of what your Settings>Accounts>Google sync menu look like? Make sure any identifying information (like your email address) is edited out, for your privacy's sake.
    12-21-2018 04:23 PM
  16. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    So, your Google account settings don't look like this?

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    That's on a Pixel 2 XL running Pie. If yours looks different, it may be a change that Nokia made...
    Hallux,

    Thank you for showing me the version you have. Mine is the same though it is missing the on/off switch for each.
    I was under the assumption that Nokia was stock Android so it should look the same (bar some minor changes Google does for Pixel)
    I guess I need to find a 6.1 forum and see if anyone else has noticed this.
    Thank you
    Maybe @metllicamilitia can help out, I believe he has a Nokia.
    I have the same screen on my Nokia. I have a TA-1045 running build 00WW_3_260_SP02. When you go to Settings>Accounts>Your google account then you select account sync and you will get the app list with on/off switches.
    12-21-2018 07:15 PM
  17. NokiaNewB's Avatar
    Sorry for the late response.
    I managed to get my hand on another Nokia 6.1 and it had the on/off switches working just fine. That lead me to believe that something wasn't right on my phone so rather than continuing trying to find the problem I decided to do a factory reset.
    Although I am not done reinstalling everything it appears that the on/off switches have returned and are staying put.

    Thank you all for your help.
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    12-22-2018 01:41 AM
  18. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Glad to hear you got it sorted out.
    12-23-2018 06:09 AM

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