How to turn on/off notifications for Gmail on your iPhones and Androids

Tired of getting email notifications on your smartphones? Almost 90% of the email that is sent to your email address is spam and getting notifications on your devices can get old, fast. Luckily you can turn off notifications for each email account in your Gmail app.

Here’s how:

Android instructions

First, turn on notifications & choose your settings

  1. Open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Select your account.
  5. To turn on notifications, check the box next to “Notifications.”
  6. Tap Inbox sound & vibrate.
  7. Choose your notification settings, including sounds.

iOS instructions

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.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Scroll to the bottom, then tap Settings.
  4. Tap your account and then Notifications.
  5. Select which types of emails you want notifications for, such as All New Mail or None.

When you see a notification on your iPhone or iPad, you can swipe the message to the left, then tap View and then ArchiveReply All, or Clear.

Step 2: Pick your notification settings on your device

  1. Go to your device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Notifications and then Gmail.
  3. Choose your notification settings, including sounds.

 

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