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    Hi,

    I'm running an AT&T Pre 3 (Unlocked) updated to 2.2.4, and I'm experiencing crippling battery drain when I select Gmail to sync "As items arrive". On 2G data, with no phone calls/SMSs/emails, the battery still drained from 100% to 47% in a span of 7 hours. This happened at night when I was sleeping, so I literally did not touch the phone during this time period.

    When I set Gmail to sync every 30 minutes, the problem goes away.

    I've read the other threads and all of them suggest changing the sync to 15mins or 30mins. Is there any way to have a perpetual sync (as items arrive) with my Gmail account without the battery being drained so much?

    Thanks
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    You could try setting it up as an Exchange account. Use https://m.google.com for the server name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenoyster View Post
    You could try setting it up as an Exchange account. Use https://m.google.com for the server name.
    Excellent. Will try that this evening and verify under the same circumstances
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenoyster View Post
    You could try setting it up as an Exchange account. Use https://m.google.com for the server name.
    My attempt was met with tragic failure. Battery drain on "as items arrive" setting was as brutal. Oh well, guess it's back to pulling emails every 1 hour

    Edit: Sorry for double posting... I should have just edited my earlier post.
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    This was fine on my UK Pre 3 until just recently which is quite frustrating.
    Palm V → TX → Centro → HTC Legend → TouchPad/Pre 3(UK) → HTC One X → Nexus 4/iPad Mini → Pre 3/TouchPad Go
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    Gmail seems to be a real problem on 2.2.4, the calendar sync kills my battery and takes up loads of CPU. Haven't noticed email being a problem but I think I'll see what it's like on 30min sync.

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