Syncing your phone contacts with Google Account in Gmail is a brilliant idea to ensure that all your contacts (phone numbers, email IDs and your Google+ profiles) are protected even as your phone faces any issue. It has now become sacrosanct for all Android users to connect their phone contacts with Google contacts. Given this much importance, any user would raise the roof if they come to know that Google contacts sync is not working on Android devices running Oreo. If yours is an Oreo-enabled Android device and if you are experiencing any problem in syncing your phone contacts with Google, here are some quick solutions to get rid of Google contacts not syncing on Android Oreo issue.

Some Pixel 2 users have reported this Google Contact sync has stopped working on Android Oreo device issue as a technical fault. However, there are other users also who complained about this problem. Among them are users of Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel and Pixel Xl; all the users unanimously shout that they began to face this trouble after updating their phones to Android 8.1 Oreo. A quick solution may pop up in your mind: roll back to the previous Android operating system. But this didn’t work. We made some genuine attempts and dug out some handy workarounds to deal with the issue of Google contacts not showing up in Android Oreo.

How to Fix Google Contacts Not Syncing on Android Oreo

Google Contacts Not Syncing on Android Oreo? Follow Some Quick Solutions


Before you perform some workarounds, check if your Android Sync is enabled for the device.

Step #1: Launch Settings.

Step #2: Open Data usage and then tap on Menu.

Step #3: You need to ensure that the box of Auto-sync data is checked.

Step #4: You should keep turning sync off and on a couple of times even though it is turned on.

Next, you should also check that Google Contacts sync is enabled.

Step #1: Open Settings app → go to Accounts → tap on Google → select your account.

Step #2: Here, you should ensure that Contacts box is checked.

Step #3: Again, keep tuning sync off and on a few times even if sync is turned on.

If background data is restricted for some apps and services, they will not work until you connect your device to Wi-Fi. You need to ensure that background data is enabled.

Step #1: Tap on Settings → Data Usage → Menu.

Step #2: Check that “Restrict background data” is not selected.

Some of the Possible Ways to Fix Google Contacts Sync Not Working issue on Android 8.0.

Solution #1: Remove Google Account and set it up again

Step #1: Go to Settings → Accounts → Google → and then select your account.

Step #2: Tap on Remove account.

Step #3: Finally, re-establish your Google account.

Solution #2: Clear Contacts Storage Cache and Data

Step #1: Launch Settings on your Android phone running Oreo.

Step #2: Now tap on Apps and then Application List or All Apps.

Step #3: Next, you need to tap on three vertical dots seen at the upper right corner, and tap “Show System Apps” from the drop-down list.

Step #4: Then tap on Contacts Storage.

Step #5: Tap on Storage and next, tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache.

Solution #3: Delete Google Plus Profile URL

A user on a popular online forum suggested deleting Google Plus profile URL. According to the user, contact sync issue appears when you add a person to your contact directly from Google Plus. When you add contacts from Google Plus, it creates a web link of the profile in your contact list. Hence, you can open page and remove the Profile URL upon saving.

Solution #4: Sync Contacts Manually

You can resolve contact syncing error by syncing your Google account manually with Android Oreo device.

Step #1: Tap on Settings on your phone.

Step #2: Now tap on Accounts.

Step #3: Choose your Google account.

Step #4: Finally, toggle Contacts button ON.

That’s it!

After following all the solutions, you should now be able to sync Gmail contacts on your Android Oreo.

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