Gmail Not Syncing On Android | How To Fix

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Is Gmail not syncing on Android? Here's how to fix it!

Gmail Not Syncing On Android | How To Fix:

Is your Gmail not syncing on Android? Well, you can rest assured at least knowing you're not alone! There are TONS of Android users who have been reporting syncing issues with Gmail on their Android device.

Good news is that there are a lot of ways to troubleshoot a fix when you're having these type of Gmail problems.

Some of the most common signs that your Gmail may not be working is if you can't send, open or read your Gmail from the Android app on your phone. Other common Gmail problems on Android are if your Gmail is stuck in send, you get an error message "Account not synched," when the Gmail app is super slow, OR if you're not receiving any Gmail notifications on your device.

Here's How To Fix Gmail Not Syncing On Android

PLEASE NOTE: As a general rule of thumb, it's good to check if your Gmail sync trouble is fixed after each step you try. This way you'll know what the problem was if it ever happens again!

STEP ONE: Make Sure You Have The Latest Version Of The Gmail App

If your main trouble is sending or receiving Gmail then the problem is likely an issue with what version of Gmail you're running on your device. You can download the latest Gmail update for Android here:

Gmail - Latest Android App For Google Play

STEP TWO: Restart Your Device

Restarting your phone or tablet will often solve weird in app bugs. A general good rule of thumb is to always try the simplest fix before you get too deep down any rabbit holes looking for an answer!

STEP THREE: Check Your Android Phone Settings

  • Check if you're online

  • Turn off airplane mode

  • Check your Gmail sync settings

  • Check your Android phone or tablet settings

STEP FOUR: Clear Storage Space On Your Phone

For instance, if you're having trouble syncing your Gmail, it could be that you're running out of storage space on your Android phone.

If your phone or tablet is running out of space, here's how you can make more space:

  • Uninstall apps that you don't use

  • Delete downloaded files, files you created that you don't need anymore, or move those files to your computer

  • Remove Google Play music, books, movies, and TV shows you've downloaded

STEP FIVE: Check Your Password Is Correct

On your computer, open Gmail. If you can't sign in or get one of the errors messages that say: "Username and password not accepted," "invalid credentials," you're asked to enter your username and password over and over...

Here's What You Can Do:

  • Make sure you enter your username and password correctly.

  • If you use 2-Step Verification, you might need to sign in using an app password instead of your regular password.

  • If you still can't sign in, follow these troubleshooting steps.

STEP SIX: Clear Your Gmail Information

WARNING By following these next steps there is a chance that you might erase your drafts, your Gmail signature, ringtone, and other settings.

PLEASE NOTE You should only try these steps if the above steps didn't work.

  • Open your device's settings.

  • Tap Apps > Gmail.

  • Tap Clear data > OK.

  • Restart your device.

Did any of these tips fix your Android Gmail bug? If you know of any other ways to troubleshoot Android Gmail problems let us know! We're always looking for new Android fix hacks to add into our articles!

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