This is an update of an old post, which people still visit regularly, where I described how to get the Facebook / Gmail / email and other sync to be enabled – or disabled – in one button click across your whole phone.
But the User Interface (UI) (really this is a nerdy way to describe the screen you look at on your phone) has changed a little over the years, and this now looks a little different!
How to Fix “Master Sync Disabled”
AKA How to Turn on/off Sync on your Samsung Galaxy
- Pull down your phone menu by sliding your finger from the top of the screen;
- At the very top right, you should see a downward pointing arrow, which looks a bit like \/
- Click that \/ symbol!
- This will reveal options, one of which is “Sync” (usually near the end / bottom of the list) click to enable / disable your sync as required.
Normally, lit up (blue) = turned on, while greyed out = turned off.
This can help you setup / fix syncing across many apps which use sync, such as Gmail, email, Facebook, Whatsapp, Slack, Twitter, eBay and more! Its a great way to turn off your sync notifications on an evening, or if you’re just busy (or in an exam or meeting) for a short while, without actually turning your phone off.
Leave a comment below if this works – or doesn’t work – for you!