Friday, November 1, 2013

Android Gmail count out of sync with Desktop Gmail

Gmail on your Android phone shows there are 5 unread messages in your inbox:

Inbox (5)

But looking at the message list, no matter how many times you refresh, you still only see 1 or 0 unread messages. Meanwhile, messages you deleted from Android Gmail may show up again as unread on desktop email. This is not a big deal, but annoying.

So simple, I felt dumb for not thinking of it sooner.
  1. Disable the sync feature of the phone (Settings -> Accounts and sync)
  2. Go to where you can "Manage" the Gmail app (for me, it's Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications) *NOT* the settings inside the Gmail app
  3. Press the "Clear Data" button.
  4. Re-enable sync.
  5. Done.

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