[Fixed] Gmail Not Receiving New Emails Automatically on Android Phone – Samsung Galaxy

Integrated Gmail email client is a great built-in application for email lovers on Android OS. I’m enjoying this feature with my Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos. Few months ago Sysprobs published a personal review about Samsung galaxy y pro duos.  Recently on my phone Gmail stopped receiving new emails and giving automatic new email notifications. It worked well initially, so I’m sure that the recent changes I did on this phone caused the issue. But what could be?

Whenever I remember or expect emails on Gmail, I had to open it and refresh manually to get new emails. But that is weird when you have a smart phone with proper email client and internet connection always.

I have done 3 software updates for this phone after the purchase, that may be the reason. But after checking few blogs and comparing the changes I did recently, I managed to find out the reason for not receiving Gmail emails automatically on Android phone.

The Change I Did Related to Gmail Auto Sync

I have added power control widget on my home screen and disabled the application auto sync to save power. I never knew this will effect the auto Gmail sync too.

first auto app sync

How to Fix?

Like other configured sync accounts such as MS Exchange, Facebook or twitter, Gmail sync options will not appear under ‘Manage Accounts’ in ‘Accounts and Sync Settings’ option (what I’m seeing in my Samsung galaxy y duos pro). I think, because Gmail is well integrated email client app in Android, Gmail client is treated with ‘Application sync’ in android.

So, if your android phone is not receiving new emails and not giving new email notification on Gmail, enable the ‘Auto Sync’ under ‘Accounts and Sync Settings’.

Press ‘Settings’ on home screen and select ‘Accounts and sync’. Enable the tick for ‘Auto sync’ (Applications sync data automatically). By default ‘Background data’ tick also should be enabled.

both ticks enabled

Disabling and re enabling above ticks and restarting the device should fix Gmail issue normally, except your phone is seriously having some other issues.

For me, enabling ‘Auto Sync’ under settings or in power control widget in home screen fixed the issue. Now Gmail is receiving new emails automatically and giving notification without any issues on my Samsung galaxy y duos pro.

Let us know this method solved your similar problem.


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  3. jithesh says

    Dear sir,
    my samsung galaxy s i9003 is not recieving mails automatically since may9. i dont know what changes i have made unintentionally. Now google talk is also not activating. In settings , accounts and sync,the icon sync is in red colour and is written ERROR TEMPERORILY.to be precise my gmail acvount is not syncing. I have to separately open gmail and check my mails since may. Pse help me out.

    with regards
    . jith

    • rn says

      I’m experiencing the same as you do. Funny part is, I’ve two gmail accounts, the first expericing this problem, the other updates fine. I’ve tried to sync manually and according to the phone, it looks like it’s been synced, but it isn’t. Anyone have a clue?