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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

What is 'Gmail sync error' on Android?

"Gmail sync error" on Android is an error that may occur when the user's Gmail account is not synced with the other Android devices.

How can you fix 'Gmail sync error' on Android?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Checking the internet connection
  • Restarting Gmail app
  • Updating Gmail app
  • Enabling Sync Gmail

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Check Internet Connection

"Gmail sync error android" may be caused by the internet connection going down or your WiFi is not receiving enough WiFi Signal. To verify the cause, see the guides below.

  1. Make sure your Airplane mode is turned off.
  2. Make sure you're receiving a strong WiFi signal.
  3. If you're in a private network, ask permission to the network admin to have an access to the internet.
  4. Use other devices to check if the WiFi in your Home network has an internet connection. If not, call your internet service provider (ISP). If yes, see the solution below.

2. Restart Gmail App

“Gmail sync error android” could also be caused by the Gmail application itself. The application might be not responding. Try to restart it, see instructions below.

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Then, Application.
  3. Look for Gmail app and then tap it.
  4. Then, force the Gmail app to close.
  5. Run the Gmail app again.

3. Update Gmail Application


“Gmail sync error android” may also occur if the Gmail application is not updated. Check your Google Play Store and update your Gmail Application.

4. Enable Sync Gmail

“Gmail sync error android” may also be due to a disabled Sync Gmail in the Gmail Application settings. See the instructions below to check and enable it.

Enable Sync Gmail
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  1. Open Gmail Application.
  2. In the upper left side, tap Menu .
  3. Navigate to the Settings.
  4. From the Settings, select and tap the Gmail that has an error.
  5. Scroll down and enable Sync Gmail.
  6. Then, set Day of mail sync to 30 days.
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