- Go to Settings
- Go to Accounts & sync
– make sure Background data and Auto-sync are checked
— same page, down under Manage accounts locate your email
— below the email name is the sync status (even if it’s ‘on,’ your phone might not be syncing)
— to the right is a circlular Sync button with two arrows ‘chasing themselves’; should be green if sync is supposedly ‘on’ — grey if not (and they will be turning if it’s actively syncing)
— tap the Sync button and you will go to the Data & synchronization details page
—- locate Sync Gmail and uncheck it, count to five or ten and check the checkbox once again
—- use the ‘back button’ (physical, hardware buttons at bottom of phone below screen, second from right with ‘up left’ icon on it*), tapping it twice to exit Settings and return to home screen.
- Find your Gmail icon on your home screen and tap it to open the Gmail app
– use the hardware Menu Button at the bottom of the phone (below the screen, second from left, four tiny squares*) to open the Gmail menu which will cover the bottom of the Gmail screen. First panel-button will be REFRESH (with two arrows ‘chasing’ each other). TAP THAT.
-Use the hardware ‘back button’* to exit Gmail.
- WAIT… It can take 15, 20 minutes or more for sync to kick in and start refreshing your email on your phone. Best to do something else and come back in a half hour or so to check to see if things are updating.
(You can use your phone’s ‘clock’ app to set an alarm if you like. 😉 )
*Refresher course: the hardware buttons on your phone are:
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