Changing Gmail Notification Settings On Android

Gmail is one of the most popular and free email service provided by Google. Presently use of Gmail is not just limited to sending and receiving mails , but now using Google id we can sign up for other applications without wasting time on filling signup form. In order to keep a proper track on mails we need to change Gmail notification settings as per our convenience. By default notification are turned on for all messages in our primary label

How To Get Gmail Notifications On Mobile Phone

To turn on notification settings, following steps need to be taken:-

  • Open Gmail app on android and on tap menu top left
  • Tap setting and select your account
  • Tick the box next to notifications to turn notification on. Then tap inbox sound and vibrate
  • For android O or above, tap manage notifications, select your account, turn on the email switch and then tap email. Finally choose your notification settings including sounds.

To change notification settings for certain labels, following steps need to be taken:-

  • Open Gmail app on android and on tap menu top left
  • Tap setting and select your account
  • Tap manage labels and tap one of your labels for e.g. important, starred, social etc.
  • Now tap sync messages and select last 30 days or all. You can’t turn on notification for that label without syncing the messages.
  • Now choose your notification settings for that label. Repeat this for other labels you want to get notifications for.

Many a times we don’t get notification due to sync errors. Following trouble shooting methods can resolve sync error

  • Update Gmail app
  • Restart device
  • Check your internet and Gmail settings
  • Clear your storage by uninstalling few apps, deleting files etc
  • Check your password and make sure you are using valid credentials
  • Clear your Gmail information by opening device’s setting app. Tap apps and notification and select app info. Tap Gmail and select storage then tap clear data. Finally restart your device.

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