When you choose the "priority inbox" setting, your emails are automatically split into three sections: important and unread, starred, and everything else.
Turn on priority inbox
- From your computer, open Gmail. You can't change your inbox setting from the Gmail app on iPhone or iPad.
- To configure your inbox, go to the top right, then click Settings Settings.
- Click the Inbox tab.
- In the "Inbox type" section, select Priority Inbox.
- At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
Learn how emails get marked as important
Learn about importance markers in Gmail, including how importance markers get automatically added.