11-26-2012, 10:18 PM #1
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Anyone know why when using a Hotmail account on WP8 that there isn't an option to sync manually?
It's there on my work Outlook account but has been replaced by Daily in the sync settings under Hotmail. This wasn't an issue in WP7 and I can't see any reason why MS would have changed it.
- 06-30-2013, 01:31 PM #4
Ah. Just in case you misunderstand, I can sync the mail manually when i open the mail app as normal, however, within the sync settings there is not a sync manually option. I only have 'as items arrive - every 15 mins- every 30 mins- hourly - daily' no 'manually' option. My second hotmail account pinned on the phone allows me to select that option, and is currently set like so. I'm curious as to why this is...
- 07-30-2013, 06:39 AM #8
It only happens to primary Windows account where all your phone settings and SMSs are backed up to. I suspect it is by design since the phone needs to back up so many things to that account anyway. They don't want you to have a misconception that if you set it to sync manually, there will be no data usage as long as you don't sync the mail.
I suspect the phone is designed to backup to the primary account at least once a day. Hence, they limit you to sync emails at least once a day. It will be silly not to sync the mails while it is storing stuff into the main mail account.
- 08-04-2013, 05:27 PM #9
Thank you for the explanation there. Where can i see the backed up sms's via my hotmail/outlook? They are set to back up iirc. Or is this to literally back up a new handset upon replacing/upgrading etc? ie they're not necessarily viewable via the web.
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