I'm using an LG Tribute phone which I recently purchased for Virgin Mobile. I have Gmail installed and by default, whenever I get an email, it generates a notification (in my case a buzz since I have my phone on vibrate).

How do I turn off notifications entirely for my Gmail app (don't want any sounds when I receive an email)?

  • Do you want to stop only the sound from the notifications but still receive the latter or do you put a stop on any kind of Gmail notification? The last case is a duplicate of How to turn off notifications for individual apps?
    – Firelord
    Oct 28, 2015 at 6:06
  • I don't think this is a dupe since Gmail has its own settings for notifications. Nov 2, 2015 at 17:29

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Also, if you wanted to disable notifications entirely for the Gmail app (or any other app for that matter), you could do this:

  1. Go to Settings → Apps → All Apps tab.

  2. Find the app you want to stop receiving notifications for and tap on its entry.

  3. Find a check-box for "Show Notifications" and uncheck it.

  4. A warning that you might miss important updates will be shown, tap "OK" to continue.

You have now successfully disabled notifications for the app!

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IMG: App Settings Page Example

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  • When I open up "Settings" -> "Apps", I don't see a Gmail app. There is a "Google App". Does that mean I turn off notiricaionts for anything related to Google? I can't find any app just named "Gmail."
    – Dave
    Oct 28, 2015 at 13:38
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    Look under Settings->Apps->All apps. Because Gmail is a system app, it won't show up under downloaded apps. Oct 28, 2015 at 13:45

In the Gmail app itself:

  1. Slide open the hamburger (3-lines) menu and tap on "Settings".
  2. Then tap on the Gmail account that you want to disable notifications for.
  3. In here deselect the "Notifications" check box.

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    IMG: Notification setting

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    @Dave, you need to be in the gmail app itself. Oct 28, 2015 at 15:09

On Android 5.0 and up, go to Settings > Notifications > App notifications > Gmail > Block.

You will not get any notification from Gmail app until you change this option.

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