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You can turn on notifications to get alerts on your phone or computer when you get new emails.

Step 1: Choose what kind of notifications to get

If you have multiple accounts in the Gmail app, you need to change this setting for each account.

  1. Open the Gmail app Gmail app.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. In the top right, tap Settings Settings.
  4. In the "Notifications" section, select All New Mail, Primary Only, Important Only (if you use Priority Inbox), or None.

Step 2: Pick your notification settings on your device

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Notifications and then Gmail.
  3. Choose your notification settings, including sounds.

Note: If you use the default inbox, the Gmail app icon will show the number of unread messages in your Primary category.

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