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December 12, 2014 by Abhay

I have gone through many posts on various forums, but was unable to find any solution for this problem of syncing my contacts with my Google account. There were various advice like flashing the device and again restoring, deleting the account etc.



After trying for a few hours, i finally managed to find a fix for this error. If you are facing the same sync error “Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly.“, just try these simple steps:

1. Check and rename any contact which may have an Emoji emoticon in the name.

2. Open your Contacts and tap on the Groups tab.

3. Scroll down to the groups for Google and check for any group which you have not created or a group which does not exist in your Gmail contacts. Delete this group.

Please note that deleting the group will not delete any of your contacts.

4. Now go back to Accounts and Sync / Accounts in Settings and try syncing your Google account again.



Voila! SYNC is successful!

I hope you liked this post. Please hit like and let us know if it helped you in the comments below.


9 comments »

  1. ishaqs says:

    Hello all

    I Had same Issue
    All i did was go to MY Account/ Google –
    & TICK OFF the following :
    Sync Drive
    Sync Google+ Photos
    Sync Google+ Uploads
    Sync Picasa Web Albums
    Sync Picasa Web Albums

    rest i left them Ticked On
    & my Google Sync all perfectly :)
    No more Error Messages

  2. Fahad Shakil says:

    Guys i need your help.. My phone didn’t sync Google+Photos i double checked my all settings even i reset my factory setting once but they didn’t work. I didn’t upload my data manually as I’m on job mostly any help please? I have to backup my all what’s app videos, images and camera pictures so please help me. Also i mention this problem on Google+help form but no reply. Rest of i checked all of my setting but sometimes Google+Photos pop up this error massage “Photos can’t refresh” Server Problem try again later” i do since 20 days but not fixing my problem still.. Please help & thanks in advance.

    • Abhay says:

      Hi Fahad,

      Please mail us the screenshot of the error you are getting and we will be happy to help you.
      For automatic upload you can also use Dropbox auto upload.

      Download dropbox here : http://db.tt/5BMkRAbH and search for the Dropbox app on your device.

      Regards.

  3. All I had to disable was Sync Picasa Web Albums.

    • LG says:

      I tried everything out there to fix /disable the picasa sync error message. Nothing worked. Every time I unlocked my phone the annoying message was on my home screen. Then I found a fix went into settings > application manager > all > google play services. Uncheck show notifications. Viola! No more grating notifications ♥

  4. Steve G says:

    For me it was Inbox, whatever that is for. Its not the same as GMail. Anyway, look for any items that have a (!) kind of sync symbol next to it and that seems to be the one(s) holding it up. After disabling Inbox it sync’d just fine.

  5. ABC says:

    THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS A TONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THERE ARE SO MANY SOLUTIONS ONLINE LIKE DELETING ACCOUNT ETC. BUT NONE OF THEM WORK .
    THIS IS THE BEST SOLUTION – DELETE GROUPS IN YOUR CONTACTS WHICH YOU HAVE NOT CREATED AND MIGHT HAVE GOT CREATED BY DEFAULT..
    ONCE DELTED SYNC GMAIL AGAIN IN ACCOUNTS AND IT WORKS……… THANKS AGAIN !!!

  6. Sanjay Sengupta says:

    How do you delete groups/ There’s no option to do that in Note7.

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