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Change Email Notifications (Android)

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By default, notifications are turned on for any messages in your Primary label.

First, turn on notifications & choose your settings

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap Menu . 
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Select your account.
  5. Tap Notifications and select a notification level. 
  6. Tap Inbox notificationsNote: If you’re using Android O and above, tap Manage notifications. Under your account, make sure the switch is set to On.
  7. Choose your notification settings, including sounds.

Note: Your Android device also has notification settings that are separate from the Gmail app.

Change notification settings for certain labels

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap Menu .
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Select your account.
  5. Tap Manage Labels.
  6. Tap one of your labels, like Important.
  7. Tap Sync messages  Last 30 days or All. If you don’t sync messages, you can’t turn on notifications for that label.
  8. Choose your notification settings for that label. Repeat this for any labels you want to get notifications for.
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