How do I control what I want sync'd in Android?
December 1, 2010 7:47 PM Subscribe
I'm a new smartphone user... How do I sync calendar/contacts but not Gmail in Android?
posted by branparsons to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've done a search prior to asking this, but there doesn't seem to be an answer specific to my question. After a recent upgrade from a very crappy mobile phone, I now have a smartphone (LG Optimus One). There are many features I enjoy about it, except one that I know is pretty common for a smartphone...
I'm a bit paranoid about having my actual Gmail e-mail loaded onto the phone, in the event it ever gets lost or stolen. I know I can lock the phone, but I still feel like all this information is held in this portable object. And it's just so automatically THERE, just by clicking on a button. All of it. No password necessary. That makes me uneasy.
But, I like that my Gmail contacts and calendar, which I use often, are automatically accessible on the phone.
I basically would like to ensure my Gmail does not sync on the phone, but only the other two do. Is there a way to do this? Even if I don't sync the Gmail app initially -- if I open the app, it will tell me to refresh the screen and voila, I automatically syncs and pulls everything in (do not want!)
For people like me, I wish there was an extra security feature in the Gmail app to log in and log out, like the Facebook and Twitter ones have, but there doesn't seem to be. So... I'd rather log on to Gmail through the web browser.
Quick additional question: If I do end up syncing my Gmail and, worst case scenario, phone goes missing... can I just change my Gmail password and all of the previously 'downloaded' e-mail on the phone disappears? This answer might just fix my problem.
HUGE thanks in advance!!