When I turn on auto sync it sync all my accounts like Google, Twitter, Facebook, BBM etc.

How can I set auto sync to sync only selected accounts so that only my Google or Twitter account will be sync?

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    Gee, Bill. I'm surprised you're not using a Windows phone.
    – ale
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 12:36
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    @AlE Even Bill knows that Android is better.
    – user91828
    Commented Feb 25, 2015 at 18:16

2 Answers 2


Did you take a look at Settings → Accounts & Sync? (I'm not sure about Android 4.1+, but at least on my LG Optimus 4X this setting is there)

Accounts & Sync
Accounts & Sync (click image for larger variant)

As the screenshot shows, here you can define what to sync. Green arrows to the right show what's to be sync'd, gray ones what not. For some apps, you even can tap the app to specify it more detailed.

  • What version of Android/manufacturer-added skin is that in your screen shot? It doesn't match up with my vanilla Android 4.2. (In fact, there isn't an "Accounts & Sync" option in settings.)
    – ale
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 12:36
  • I cannot check with 4.2, as my LG O4X still runs 4.0, and it has "Accounts & Sync" in settings. OP didn't state which Android version he refers to – but you're right, I should state mine with the answer (updating...)
    – Izzy
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 12:42
  • @AlEverett vanilla Android 4.2 & 4.3 have an "Accounts" heading in Settings and just list all your sync accounts under that heading in the main settings screen. You can tap to open those accounts and most of them should have sync options that you can un-tick.
    – GAThrawn
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 16:12
  • And it's still there with Android 4.4, by the way. Most likely also with later versions.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 16:45

For Android 4.2+:

  • Accounts -> Select account -> More (at the top right) -> Sync.

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