Change Gmail notifications

You can choose how Gmail notifies you when you get new emails. The types of notifications you can customize depends on your device.

Want to get more out of Google apps at work or school?  Sign up for a Google Workspace trial at no charge.

Turn Gmail notifications on or off

Step 1: Check your device notification settings

Important:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap Menu and then Settings and then General settings.
  3. Tap Manage notifications.
  4. Turn All Gmail notifications on or off.
    • You can also customize the types of notifications that you receive on your device.

Step 2: Check Gmail app notification settings

Important: If you have multiple accounts in the Gmail app, change the app notification settings for each account.

An animation showing how to turn Gmail notifications on or off on Android

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Select your account.
  4. Under “Notifications,” tap Email notifications.
  5. Choose the types of email notifications you want to receive.
    • All new mail: Receive notifications for every email you receive.
    • High priority only: Receive notifications for email that Gmail identifies as high priority.
    • None: Turn off notifications for emails you receive.

Tips:

  • To decide which emails are important, Gmail uses several signals. Learn how Gmail determines email importance.
  • If you still don’t receive notifications, check your sync settings:
    1. On the account settings page, scroll down to the “Data usage” section.
    2. Next to “Sync Gmail,” tap the box.

Change inbox notification settings

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Select your account.
  4. Under “Notifications,” tap Inbox notifications.
  5. Tap Sync messages and then None, Last 30 days, or All.
  6. Choose your notification settings for your inbox:
    • Label notifications: Receive notifications for new emails in your inbox.
    • Notify for every message: Play a sound or vibrate when each new email arrives.

Change label notification settings

Important: If you organize your email with labels, you can change your notification settings for those labels. If you don't sync messages under a label, you can't turn on notifications for that label. Learn about Gmail labels.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Select your account.
  4. Under “Notifications,'' tap Manage labels.
  5. In the list, select a label.
  6. Tap Sync messages and then None, Last 30 days, or All.
  7. Choose your notification settings for the label:
    • Label notifications: Receive notifications for new emails in the label.
    • Notify for every message: Play a sound or vibrate when each new email arrives.

Change notification sounds

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Select your account.
  4. Under “Notifications,'' tap Notification sounds.
  5. Under “Email” or "Chat and spaces," tap Notification sound and then Sound.
  6. Choose the notification sound you want to use.
  7. To turn off notification sounds, tap None.

Tip: On some Android phones and tablets, to save your notification sound, at the top right, tap Save.

Related resources

Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
7233490121867640856
true
Search Help Center
true
true
true
true
true
17