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  1. prubin's Avatar
    Anyone else getting this message for syncing gmail account with the phone? Anyone know what it means? Gmail works but calendar and contacts sync only sporadically, and I get this message.
    01-25-2013 11:05 PM
  2. kingsway8605's Avatar
    Do you have any type of passcode on your Google account. I know i had one in chrome and it made me have to disable syncing for the stock browser on android.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    01-27-2013 12:49 AM
  3. TaJuanM's Avatar
    I'm experiencing this prob too. Will you please post if you find a solution?
    01-28-2013 04:16 PM
  4. cdf3's Avatar
    I was getting this error message for the calendar sync on my Note 2. I ended up clearing the cache for my calendar app, and adding an event from my PC account and other Android device that was working fine. It eventually started working again.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    TaJuanM and peakay like this.
    01-28-2013 04:33 PM
  5. prubin's Avatar
    I deleted the google account and reinstalled it and that worked.
    01-28-2013 05:52 PM
  6. TheOtherChris's Avatar
    Same problem with my S3 and on two separate phones.
    Contacts disappear and I am prompted to set up the account.
    Go to Accounts (I have two) and pick either one to sync and get the error.
    If I put it in Airplane mode then go into Application manager and find Contact Storage and delete the Data, I can then restart, end Airplane mode and resync.
    But it will happen again later and I have to do it all over again.

    EDIT to add: OK, now it happened WHILE I WAS IN CONTACTS. I hit the BACK button and it went to "Set up profile"
    Q in CA likes this.
    02-07-2013 09:56 AM
  7. larysius's Avatar
    I know this is a little old, and I do not have the tablet, I have a samsung galaxy s2, but I thought I would share my experience with this error.

    my particular error came from the contacts not syncing. Everything else would sync fine. It turns out that, so far to date, it was because I was adding phone numbers and contacts through a third party contact application. In this case, it was go contacts ex.

    when I added a contact through the native contacts application, everything would sync fine. As of today that is still holding true. so feel free to pass the info along to anyone who may be experiencing similar problem, perhaps this may be of help to them.

    02-18-2013 12:32 PM
  8. TBolt52's Avatar
    Try downloading "Contacts Sync Fix" from the Play store. Worked for me!

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    03-07-2013 08:22 PM
  9. Quraish Khambati's Avatar
    Thanks. This solved d sync of my contact.
    03-26-2013 03:05 PM
  10. big matty's Avatar
    edit: I found this thread due to the keywords on the title. On my D4 I fixed this by deleting the Google account and re-adding it. It did NOT make me factory reset the device when I did this. HTH
    6741bob likes this.
    03-27-2013 03:19 PM
  11. Jennifer Simmons1's Avatar
    Yes - I started having this problem on my Samsung Note 2. I doubt it has anything to do with the device.

    Here's the bad part - when that situation happens, it wipes my entire contact list clean on the Android. So I usually discover this has happened when a call comes in that's unrecognized. This is really BS. I'm afraid we're becoming too intertwined with the Google Empire and they're stuff is just not industrial stength enough. This crap never happened on my old Palm Treo which I still miss for its features. (That's a whole other subject).

    In any case, the suggestion of putting into Airplane Mode, then cleaning contacts DB, then starting up again seems to have worked. I am now doing this about 4 times per week. Unacceptable.
    03-30-2013 11:56 AM
  12. bintRey's Avatar
    thanks for that. it worked for my S2 and for my clone S3, too =)
    04-18-2013 05:54 AM
  13. 6741bob's Avatar
    I had the same issue. I deleted my Google account, re-started my Samsung S3 and added the Google account back to the phone. It all works now.
    04-19-2013 11:40 AM
  14. technich's Avatar
    My issue is with "Internet" That's the only one that won't sync. And I'm not sure if that's the piece that syncs certain things like subscriptions, but I have an app that's free, but the subscription won't sync... does on my Nexus, not my S3... It's pissing me off.
    04-23-2013 10:09 PM
  15. n8nastee's Avatar
    Used the contacts sync fix application.

    Seems like all of the contacts I added using Go ex Contacts were damaged or something.. after using the fix application I was prompted to delete 24 contacts from the trash and then Google synced perfectly.

    I've deleted the Go EX contact management application in favor of the default. I had two replacement phones in the past couple of months and I'm now realizing that this is the root of me losing some of my damn contacts... shouldn't have this issue again.

    Note: The sync fix application merged the phone number contacts with the facebook contact of the same name.. whereas Go EX Contacts made them stay separate upon adding.
    jusx and badbrad17 like this.
    04-26-2013 05:29 PM
  16. Sevarin's Avatar
    Thank you! Contacts Sync Fix did the trick!
    04-26-2013 05:32 PM
  17. technich's Avatar
    My issue is using emoji in a contacts name. I have the issue on two different s3's, a Nexus 7. Both s3's are running different custom roms... I wasn't having this issue until just the other day when I backed up my phone upgraded the rom, and restored, it duplicated all my contacts. Since then, nothing but issues! I sure would like to have my emoji back in the contacts

    I logged into my Google account via web browser and restored my contacts to the day before I started having isseus - restored them, still have the emoji (which I set from back when I had ios, and it just stuck). It just seems that if a contact is created with emoji on Android, it doesn't like to sync it... That's the way it seems anyway.
    04-28-2013 03:03 PM
  18. bcrit's Avatar
    I am getting this error message too. I have read all the posts on the subject and I'm still not sure what to do. I use Gmail and Google exclusively for calendar and contacts on my Samsung S3. The calendar on my S3 consistently does not sync up with my Google calendar (I don't know whether Contacts is a problem - if it is, I haven't noticed it). I saw one post that said to delete the Google account, but I can't figure out how to do that. I've gone to Settings, Application Manager, but I don't see an account that simply says "Google". I have Gmail, Google Play, Google Search, and Google+. Which one of those do I delete? This is driving me crazy. I rely on my S3 calendar to be correct and sync with my Gmail/Google calendar on my computer and Tablet, but that is obviously not happening. Any help would be appreciated.

    04-29-2013 06:42 AM
  19. Generalgr147's Avatar
    Go to Settings, then Scroll down to Accounts and click on "google." Then tap the email at the top (yourname@gmail.com) then the settings button and the option "remove" should pop up.
    05-16-2013 10:21 AM
  20. Jazzur55's Avatar
    Even though this is kind of old, I just had the same problem and I Fixed it on my Galaxy S3 by downloading the Google Calendar (originally I only had the stock samsung app S-Memo) and by doing that I had no issues when I tried syncing again.
    05-22-2013 07:56 PM
  21. Jazzur55's Avatar
    You need to go to Settings>scroll all the way down until you get the "accounts" section (you will see all the accounts like facebook, twitter, etc)>click on google and then click on your gmail addres, you will see all the syncing options and at the very bottom you will see 2 buttons: sync now and remove account (you need to click on remove account =P)

    on that same screen you can see if the calendar is checked just to double check.

    05-22-2013 08:01 PM
  22. cbradley5's Avatar
    Hello - I looked for "Contacts Sync Fix" on Playstore but there is no app by this name. There is "Go Contacts", 'Contact Picture Sync" and others. Which one do I download?

    Carl V.Bradley
    05-27-2013 06:04 PM
  23. exyfeplin's Avatar
    Contacts Sync Fix is definitely there on the playstore - I just downloaded and ran it.

    Unfortunately although it fixed 5 of my contacts, I am still getting the same error. :-(

    Update: I deleted a bunch of old contacts from Google, and from the phone, some with international characters in them, and now Sync is working again.
    06-02-2013 01:21 AM
  24. Rosemary Adams's Avatar
    Thank you so much. It worked.
    06-06-2013 03:21 PM
  25. tkurosaka's Avatar
    I can find "Contacts Sync Fix" on Play Store on my computer, but not on the phone, running Android 2.3.4.
    I think that is because Contacts Sync Fix requires Android 4.0.
    06-08-2013 06:57 PM
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