How to Enable Syncing on Android

Do you want to be always up to date with what’s going on in all your social media accounts, e-mail box and others? If you do, then you have to enable sync in your Android device.

Thanks to this feature all your apps and accounts will be synced in real time and you will instantly receive notifications  (if your device is connected to the Internet either over Wi-Fi or mobile data).

In this extra short tutorial, I will show you how to enable sync in Android phones (Sony, HTC, Alcatel, and Samsung). Let’s begin!

How to Enable Sync in Android

Enabling sync in any Android device (running at least Android 4.0) is extremely easy. All you need to do is access quick settings & notifications panel (which looks similar in most Android phones).

To access quick settings, you usually have to swipe down from top of the screen.

TIP: Remember that the sync feature will only work if your phone is connected to the Internet (either over Wi-Fi or mobile data). In some phones (e.g. Sony) battery saving modes may influence the sync feature or disable it completely.

Let me show you how to do it on my four different Android phones.

How to Enable Sync in Sony

All you need to do is the following:

  • Swipe down from top of the screen to access quick settings and notifications.
  • Make sure that Auto sync data is active (while).
  • Once you enable sync in your Sony, you will receive notifications in real time.

How to Enable Sync in Samsung

All you need to do is:

  • Swipe down from top of the screen to access quick settings and notifications like you did with Sony.
  • Make sure that Sync in active (green).
  • Once the feature is active, you will receive notifications from apps in real time.
  • If you hold the sync icon for longer, you will enter its settings where you will be able to choose what apps or services you want to sync.

How to Enable Sync in HTC

The whole process is just as simple as in the case of HTC. Here is how you do it:

  • Swipe down from top of the screen to access quick settings and notifications like you did with Sony and Samsung.
  • Make sure that Sync in active (green).Once the feature is active, you will receive notifications from apps in real time.
  • If you hold the sync icon for longer, you will enter its settings where you will be able to choose what apps or accounts you want to sync.

How to Enable Sync in Alcatel

In Alcatel phones this feature is hidden a bit. You won’t access it from the quick settings and notifications panel like you did in the case of the three above phones.

To enable sync in Alcatel you have to:

  • Go to Settings > Data Usage.
  • Push the right physical button of your phone (the one with four lines next to the home button) to access additional settings.

Once you access additional settings, make sure that Auto-sync data is ticked.

That’s all. Now you know how to enable sync across different Android devices and always stay up-to-date!


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