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I have a Samsung Spica running Eclair (rooted). I've noticed on a number of occasions that inspite of the Autosync option turned off, the sync icon appears in the notification bar. By default, Gmail, Calendar & Contacts are set to sync whenever the Autosync option is turned on.

I don't use any scheduler app like Locale or Tasker.

Is there an app or some way to see which app is connecting to the Internet at any given time? Or can someone verify if this sort of behaviour of the sync icon appearing is normal?

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OS Monitor does that. Shows the name of the app, and the IP address of the connection (including a WHOIS with a map when you click on it).

EDIT: I should mention that the sync icon TYPICALLY indicates a system-level sync. Do you have every item (GMail, Contacts, Calendar, Facebook) explicitly turned off in the settings?

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No...in fact, I use Gmail, Calendar & Contacts (no FB) to sync. But my understanding was that they wouldn't and shouldn't, unless Auto Sync is enabled or a manual sync is performed from within the Accounts section of the settings. I'll try OS Monitor for some time before reporting back. Thanks! –  Sparx Dec 9 '10 at 4:27
@Sparx: The system-level Sync option is voluntary, not mandatory, apps may ignore it and poorly written apps may still sync even though you have turned off system-level Sync. –  Lie Ryan Feb 20 '11 at 7:41
True...I've seen this occur. But thanks to OS Monitor, one is aware of which apps are attempting to connect. –  Sparx Feb 20 '11 at 8:48

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