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Gmail Contacts Not Syncing

I have a new Samsung S8+ and gmail seems not to find any contacts when I try to compose an email. I have downloaded google contacts and all contacts appear on my phone. Is there a setting I've missed?
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How do I temporary block someone from sending emails in the Gmail app?

I know Gmail has a spam and phishing filter but some emails I mark as such in the past still make it through anyway. Anyway, how do you undo such a thing? I'm receiving emails from an individual who ...
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Can I open a second Gmail account in a separate app?

I currently have several Gmail accounts, one for work, and the others personal. I'd like to keep these separate so I can forget about work on the weekends, but I'm finding it hard to do right now. Is ...
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How can I expand a email thread Gmail on Android?

How can I expand a email thread Gmail on Android? When looking at Gmail in a web browser I can do: I'm looking for the same option for Android.
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Get rid of “welcome to your new inbox” in gmail

The message and graphics for "welcome to your new inbox" has been in my gmail app since priority inbox showed up, and I can't get rid of it. What to do? I am on Lollipop, but the problem was also ...
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Gmail app duplicate notifications - one for Inbox and again for Custom Label

I am getting 2 notifications for the same email, both from the Gmail app. One notification is for the Inbox and the other is for a custom Label. I do not want two notifications for the same email, so ...
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How to install Gmail apk on emulator (from Android Development Tools, ADT)?

I'm working on an email app for Android, and I'd like to install the Gmail apk on my emulator in order to test it. How can I do that? I have seen tutorials on how to do it on windows, but I'm ...
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Unable to setup Gmail on Samsung A Star 50

I got a new Samsung Galaxy A50 and am having issues with setting up Gmail on it. On trying to do so, (despite having a decent internet connection) when I click on add account (as per this) but on ...
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How do I disable Gmail app when consolidating into 3rd part Email client?

I decided to go with Blue Mail (Type) as my Android Email client. My question is how do I (or maybe should I) disable the Gmail application when I am using a consolidated Email client? If Blue Mail is ...
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Messages stuck in outbox of Gmail app, but only for Gmail

I noticed messages were not being sent from the Gmail app. I checked to make sure auto sync is enabled and it is. Any ideas? Beside the message it just says sending. I have other email accounts used ...
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Can't log in via Gmail app but browser login is fine

I can't log in through my android Gmail application and have to log in using the browser. I am kind of confused. The response I got from the app was "Can't establish a reliable data connection to the ...
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Find logs or debug info around mail issues with GMail app

I use the GMail application and have configured it to use my own e-mail servers, hosted by another party. Things used to work smoothly, but right now I have an e-mail that remains in my Outbox at the "...
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Why is Android Gmail suddenly not showing recipient names in “Sent” folder?

The Sent folders in Gmail on both my Galaxy phone AND my Nexus tablet are suddenly showing only "me"...........as the SENDER! Come on, Gmail......I think I know who SENT my emails.....I want to ...
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Google Hangouts: Conflicting online status information

Another "I don't quite understand what is going on in Google Hangouts" type of question.... So - when I view Hangouts via my Android app (running under KitKat), my girlfriend's status is ALWAYS shown ...
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How to sync all emails for all labels without individually going to each label and selecting sync all?

I switched from the native email app to the Gmail app because I could finally have separate views for my Starred folder. But now I'm faced with another issue: I can't seem to find a way to sync all ...
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Is it possible to manage filters from Gmail app?

Is it possible to manage filters directly from the Gmail Android app?
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How do I eliminate “labels” from the Gmail program running on my Nexus 7 Tablet / Android Version: 6.0.1?

The Gmail on my tablet has a bunch of old "labels" from past email traffic, and I wish to remove/delete those labels. None of the old labels have any documents in them (they are empty), but they are ...
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One of Four Gmail accounts not syncing

I have a MotoE (ya, I know: old) that I have successfully run gmail on for years. Over the years I have added to my original gmail account a hotmail account and three other gmail accounts (the church ...
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How to mute Gmail thread on Android?

I muted the message on web browser on my pc. I can see Muted tag is applied to the thread. I no longer receive notification on this thread from browser on pc. But I keep getting notifications on my ...
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How to watch chrome history of my friend, who is logged in from my gmail id?

What i did - I have signed in, one of my friend's android phone (its samsung j2) with my gmail id. What i want - I want to monitor his phone's youtube and chrome browsing history using my gmail id ...
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Gmail app not displaying status bar notifications

I recently got an Samsung Galaxy S3, and I prefer the GMail app than the default mail client (the one with the red seal). The default mail client seems to autocheck for email and displays a ...
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Gmail app - increase font size when sending

I'm not asking about how to increase font size of emails I have received or how to zoom in those emails. I am asking about how increase font size of emails that I compose and send in the Gmail ...
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Google account's history email recipients not available on Android Gmail app

I have an LG V35 ThinQ currently running Android version 9. I have multiple accounts set up on the phone including Google, Facebook, Microsoft Exchange, etc. They're all set to auto-sync. When I ...
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How to change the background of user icons on the android gmail app

So, for the longest time, Now, it's like I don't know why or how it happened but I want to change it back.
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How to show only gmail's contacts in the Contacts app?

I have recently reinstalled Android due to some problems with the SD Card. I decided to keep all my contacts only in Gmail, as a centralized solution to avoid problems in the future. I do not want ...
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Find text within an email in GMail or Inbox by GMail

Mailing list digests are generally very long. They contain multiple emails concatenated together with an index and my traditional approach to reading a single email on the desktop is to use Ctrl+F (...
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Sharing gmail can 'potentially' erase my device

Me and my friend use shared email (about 15 people), then i realized from that gmail account i can see the connected phone (specially android), and i can play around with that (lock phone, ring) and ...
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When I receive a reply to an exchange email, the gmail notifications show my original message, not the reply

I'm having a really odd problem with my Nexus 5X. I had the problem when I got it (marshmellow) and it still persists when upgraded to nougat. When I send out an email on my desktop computer, and ...
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Remove “session expired” account from Gmail

I am using a Gmail on a chromebook and my high school google account is present in the account menu even though it is an expired account. I do not know how to remove this account from the account ...
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How can you send email to a Gmail Contact Group?

I'm using Android 4.1 on a Droid Razr M. Is there any way to send an email to a contact Group? I've read several posts that show how to do this but none of them actually work. There is also an app (...
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Is it possible to do more with Gmail notifications?

I am running Android 6.0.1 on an LG X Power. When I get a Gmail notification that a single message has arrived, there are three different types of action I can take: I can swipe to dismiss the ...
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How to switch a Google account without resetting a phone?

On my Android LG Optimus Dynamic phone I originally entered an incorrect email when setting up the Google account to use. I want to switch emails now, but when I add the correct account and then try ...
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Gmail App Expanded Email Notification Not Collapsed Automatically

Recently I freshly installed the Gmail app from the Play Store and it had this nice feature which offered a peek of my email in the notification area whenever I swiped down the notification tray; it ...
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How do I change what “Web Search” in Gmail opens as its search engine?

Question Summary How do I stop Samsung Internet from popping up when I select text in Gmail and click on the 'Web Search' "button", and instead bring up something else, such as DuckDuckGo search, or ...
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Gmail is consuming so much data in background

As you can see in the attached picture, Gmail has been consuming so much data, is this logical? (click image for larger variant)
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Gmail or Inbox not loading mails

I'm using gmail and inbox in my browser, they just work fine. However, on Android the Gmail app or Inbox app both displays nothing left whereas I do have emails in my inbox. If I try to switch in ...
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My Gmail account has many emails. If I add another Gmail account to my phone, can I make the new Gmail primary and still use my apps

I have an (old) Android phone (HTC Incredible ADR6300) which I have configured with 1 Gmail account. I have downloaded a bunch of apps from Google Play. Most of the apps are Free, but I have a few ...
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Gmail not automatically syncing

Samsung A40 OneUi 1.1 Connected to wifi After an email arrives to inbox, the phone (screen turned off) will not register this and no notification is given. After waking up it will sometimes sync but ...
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How can I use Gmail's canned responses on my phone?

I frequently use canned responses in Gmail on my computer but it doesn't seem to be accessible on my phone. Are there any workarounds or solutions that allow me to use this feature on my phone as well?...
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How do I stop a google account from syncing contacts?

I have multiple email accounts on my phone. Some are personal emails and one is for school. The problem is that my school email is syncing all of my school contacts to my contacts. This is a problem ...
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Can I forward an email to a group on the Gmail app for Android?

I've found instructions how to send an original email to a group on the smartphone, but not how to forward one. When I type the group name into the TO field, the group doesn't come up.
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How to insert inline image with gmail app

Is it possible to do this? I tried using the attach image option and thought I would be able to drag the image into place but this didn't work.
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GMail Contacts Synced To Messaging App

On the LG Optimus L90, for some reason all my GMail contacts are synced to my messaging app. If I type a name into the SMS contact bar, emails show up as well. I didn't want those so I went into the ...
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Gmail Auto Suggest Not Working

I installed Lineage 14.1 and then flashed: open_gapps-arm64-7.1-full-20180303.zip on my rooted ZTE Axon 7. I let the phone do all the updates and checked the permissions for Gmail, Calendar, and ...
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how do I add google account. I keep getting confirm password

I am trying to add another Google account to my phone. Whenever I hit add account, I get a Confirm password window which asks me to Enter your current password. I've entered 100 passwords to no avail. ...
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How to prevent android from auto-sync'ing gmail contacts and photos etc

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and when I go into my settings then add an account and add a gmail account, it gives me an option to choose what I want to sync. I unchecked 'photos' and 'contacts' ...
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Why are web page links in the Gmail app not clickable?

When I want to share a link to something interesting on the web, I click share, and Gmail, and it puts the web address in an email. If I send the email to myself (or, presumably, someone else), when I ...
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Gmail autocomplete — how to clear contact suggestions when composing a new message?

When I compose a new message in Gmail on my Android phone I'm offered several suggestions for the recipient (i.e. for the email's To: field) via an autocomplete function. These are often very old/...
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Can locally downloaded emails be recovered from Gmail app? Specifically, can this be done while offline or after a Gmail account is deleted?

I read Can downloaded Android emails be backed up? and that seems to be the closest thing I can find to what I'm looking for, but it's an older post. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Android 8.1....
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How can I turn on address autocompletion in gmail app?

I had a data loss accident: my android phone lost many passwords and data. Now email address autocompletion does not work in the gmail app. How can I turn it on? UPDATE: google sync for the ...