Android 4.1.2 email sync problem

Hi all, I thought I’d share a solution I found for a problem that I found with my Samsung Galaxy SIII (SGS3) after it was recently upgraded from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.1.2. The problem was that after the upgrade, my phone decided that it would stop automatically syncing my email accounts (all of them) and I would have to revert to manually syncing the accounts in order to try and get emails.

To add to the complication of this problem (and its solution) is that after the software update, the ‘Sync’ toggle button has disappeared from the dropdown menu and is no longer there.

The solution would appear to be as follows:

– Go to ‘Contacts’
– Click on the ‘Menu’ button.
– Click on ‘Accounts’
– Click on ‘Auto sync app data’

That should be it!

This solution worked for me.

Feel free to buy me a coffee!