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.
- Open the Gmail app .
- In the top left, tap Menu .
- In the top right, tap Settings .
- 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
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap Notifications Gmail.
- 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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