Well, since you added some email accounts to Gmail, you’d probably like to receive a notification when you get a message. Even though the default setting for all accounts is to receive a notice, occasionally the program gets skiwampus and needs a reset. If you’re using multiple email addresses, it’s also nice to customize whether the account receives a notification, especially depending on the number of messages.
Checking to see whether notifications are on or off is easy. First, from inside your Gmail app (you can use any folder you wish), select menu, then settings.
At this point you’ll see the General settings menu displayed. Select the specific account you wish to set up notifications on. Each account has their own settings to manage. Under the Settings menu first check to make sure you have Email notifications selected. Click the box if it isn’t.
Now you should get notified every time you receive an email to the account. Obviously, if you don’t want a notification, make sure the box remains unchecked.
At this point you’ll also want to tell the Gmail app how to send your notifications. Here’s a basic run-down on the settings:
- Ringtone sets the style of notice you want; i.e. the frilly song you want played when messages arrive in your inbox
- Vibrate, if available, will obviously shake your device, notifying you of a message. You can select always, never, or in silent mode only
- Notify once will set the device to only send one notification when your email arrives. Obviously, if you want to know every time a message arrives, you’ll need to make sure you check the box
Once you finish tinkering with the settings, you can return to Gmail, or exit and wait for your new notification to arrive. Just hope you don’t have an embarrassing ringtone: