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Get notified about new emails

See alerts on your phone when you get important emails and reminders, such as:

  • Emails with deadlines or requested actions
  • Updates on travel plans
  • Reminders and snoozed emails that go off at a specific time or place

Turn notifications on or off

  1. Open the Inbox app Inbox.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap your account.
  4. Turn "Notifications" on or off.

When notifications are turned on, you'll also be alerted about reminders and snoozed emails.

Change what you get notified about

Just important emails

You can limit your notifications to emails automatically marked as important, like ones that ask for a reply or that have urgent deadlines.

  1. Open the Inbox app Inbox.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap your account.
  4. Tap Notification level and then High priority only.

Labeled and bundled email

You can get alerts for emails that are grouped, like Trips and Forums. For each category, you can change how often you see alerts, like weekly or daily.

  1. Open the Inbox app Inbox.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap your account.
  4. Under "Labels," tap Label settings and notifications.
  5. Tap a label.
  6. Under "Behavior," make sure "Bundle messages in the inbox" is turned on.
  7. Turn on "Notify when new messages arrive."
  8. Under "Behavior," tap Show bundle.
  9. Choose how often you want to be notified about that group of emails, then tap Done.

Note: If you turn on "As messages arrive, mark them done (skip the inbox)," you won't get notifications.

Aaron is an Inbox expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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