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Bunecarera

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Mar 4, 2008
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I have a problem with Gmail not syncing properly.
From time to time, it will stop notifying me of new emails.
When going in the app, the mails will come in, without the need to swipe down to refresh.

It has been a couple of days like this now...
Pretty annoying.

And to state the obvious...
Yes, I have enabled syncing.
And YES battery optimization for Gmail is disabled...
Not even the intelligent thingy.

Anybody had the same?
Any ideas?
Have read al lot of topics about it, but no clear solutions...
 
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hallo dare

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Jan 23, 2012
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OnePlus 9 Pro
I have a problem with Gmail not syncing properly.
From time to time, it will stop notifying me of new emails.
When going in the app, the mails will come in, without the need to swipe down to refresh.

It has been a couple of days like this now...
Pretty annoying.

And to state the obvious...
Yes, I have enabled syncing.
And YES battery optimization for Gmail is disabled...
Not even the intelligent thingy.

Anybody had the same?
Any ideas?
Have read al lot of topics about it, but no clear solutions...
Had the issue all last week (Ireland). The last 2 days it's working fine. No changes made to phone.
 

dmarden

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Oct 30, 2008
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No changes are needed, it is working off and on for people randomly. It stopped working for me for 4 days, then 2 days ago was fine again.
 

blackhawk

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Jun 23, 2020
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I've done manual syncing for a long time.
Sick of unreliable busy things running around in the background.
For the last couple months I've kept Google play Services* disabled unless I sync Gmail, I rarely use Gmaps or Playstore so I don't care.

My stock Note 10+'s battery usage is down to >7% an hour SOT using the Brave browser constantly. That means not only less charging but less strain on the battery out of the gate. I don't consider Google to be a trusted vendor so limiting it's access is a good thing.

*keeps Find my Device from autostarting it's bloody self as well.
 
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AhsanU

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Sep 27, 2013
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I've had this issue with Android for quite some time now. With my S21 Ultra, all I had to do was disable doze with adb commands and never restart my phone. It was so nice getting email notifications at the same time as my iPhone.

I thought I could do the same with the OP9 Pro, but this isn't the case. I too have turned optimisation off, turned doze off, and keep the app open in the background - to no avail.

It's so sad to receive a notification on my iPhone that is fairly important to my business, only to get it anywhere between 10 minutes to several hours later on what is supposed to be my business cell. I'm unfortunately outside of the return window with the phone, otherwise this frustration would've lead me to another iPhone.

So insanely frustrating. I don't think I'll be carrying an Android phone much longer if this persists and the iPhone 13 is as good as I'm hoping it is.
 

blackhawk

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I've had this issue with Android for quite some time now. With my S21 Ultra, all I had to do was disable doze with adb commands and never restart my phone. It was so nice getting email notifications at the same time as my iPhone.

I thought I could do the same with the OP9 Pro, but this isn't the case. I too have turned optimisation off, turned doze off, and keep the app open in the background - to no avail.

It's so sad to receive a notification on my iPhone that is fairly important to my business, only to get it anywhere between 10 minutes to several hours later on what is supposed to be my business cell. I'm unfortunately outside of the return window with the phone, otherwise this frustration would've lead me to another iPhone.

So insanely frustrating. I don't think I'll be carrying an Android phone much longer if this persists and the iPhone 13 is as good as I'm hoping it is.
Activate Developer options>Standby apps, all buckets should show as active, if not power management is active!
Power management will cause erratic behavior.
You need to be up to speed to use an Android effectively.

iphone? So blah, pastels and made in CCP sweat shops🧐
NO☣📵
 

MomZo_Yipiyo

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So many people (including me) already mentioned this issue with Gmail notifications. It is definitely a bug and OnePlus is aware about it. Not sure when it will be corrected...
Waiting for an update, I recommend to use "Spark" app which is working good for all my mailboxes.
 
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blackhawk

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So many people (including me) already mentioned this issue with Gmail notifications. It is definitely a bug and OnePlus is aware about it. Not sure when it will be corrected...
Waiting for an update, I recommend to use "Spark" app which is working good for all my mailboxes.
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The beautiful thing about Android is there's almost always a 3rd party work around.
You're not locked in.
Glitches aren't uncommon, but most are small ones. Finding work arounds is a part of Android ownership... use it's flexibility to your advantage.
 
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    What's the adb command?

    Code:
    adb shell dumpsys deviceidle disable
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    I have a problem with Gmail not syncing properly.
    From time to time, it will stop notifying me of new emails.
    When going in the app, the mails will come in, without the need to swipe down to refresh.

    It has been a couple of days like this now...
    Pretty annoying.

    And to state the obvious...
    Yes, I have enabled syncing.
    And YES battery optimization for Gmail is disabled...
    Not even the intelligent thingy.

    Anybody had the same?
    Any ideas?
    Have read al lot of topics about it, but no clear solutions...
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    So many people (including me) already mentioned this issue with Gmail notifications. It is definitely a bug and OnePlus is aware about it. Not sure when it will be corrected...
    Waiting for an update, I recommend to use "Spark" app which is working good for all my mailboxes.
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    So many people (including me) already mentioned this issue with Gmail notifications. It is definitely a bug and OnePlus is aware about it. Not sure when it will be corrected...
    Waiting for an update, I recommend to use "Spark" app which is working good for all my mailboxes.
    👍
    The beautiful thing about Android is there's almost always a 3rd party work around.
    You're not locked in.
    Glitches aren't uncommon, but most are small ones. Finding work arounds is a part of Android ownership... use it's flexibility to your advantage.
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    I gave up. Listed my OP9 Pro on Swappa and bought another S21 Ultra. I sold an S21 Ultra for the 9 Pro and now I'm back, blah.

    S21 Ultra had the same problem, except one simple adb command that disables doze completely fixes the problem with minimal affect on battery life, I'm at 5.5 hours of SoT at 52% on day 2 of ownership. The same command did not work on the OP9 Pro, and I tried everything in this thread and beyond.

    Gmail notifications are extremely important and a phone that doesn't get them immediately is of no use to me. I love OP and OOS, but I'm absolutely perplexed and confused as to why this is an issue on Google's own platform and not on iOS.

    Good luck waiting for OnePlus to fix this my fellow Android brethren, I truly hope they do eventually. But I'm no longer purchasing Android phones without research prior to see if disabling doze fixes gmail notifications.
    What's the adb command?