Closed Bug 1054566 Opened 8 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Sync settings screen gives no indication of a sync being in progress


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: Android Sync, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: ckitching, Unassigned)



So I recently set up Sync for the first time.

After apparently getting everything right, I went to my phone and found that my other device wasn't showing up, nor had any of my stuff synced. Humph. That's odd.
So I went into the Sync settings looking for clues. It showed me "Logged in as", with all the options disabled.

That's confusing. Why has it done that?
After a little while of Googling, it suddenly stopped being disabled. It turned out Sync had been downloading stuff in the background, quietly doing its thing. 

I found this quite confusing: it'd be great if the setting screen could display some indication of *why* all the buttons are disabled (ie. it's currently synching, please wait).

This could be as simple as putting a little spinny arrow thing next to the email address. As it is, there was no indication that Sync was working correctly (or at all), which isn't a great user experience.
Yep, this is a reasonable request.  It's particularly bad before you've synced once, for the reason you say.
Summary: Sync settings screen gives no inidcation of a sync being in progress. → Sync settings screen gives no indication of a sync being in progress
Component: Settings and Preferences → Android Sync
Product: Firefox for Android → Android Background Services
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Current UI has a "Syncing..." indication.
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Android Background Services → Firefox for Android
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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