I used to have both Inbox and Gmail installed. This meant duplicate notifications. Inbox had the option "Turn off Gmail notifications" which I had selected. Since then, Inbox has become defunct and I haven't been able to figure out how to undo that.

Crucially: all of my Gmail and Android settings turn notifications from Gmail on, but they still won't show up. Does anyone know what Inbox did and how I can undo it?

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    Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! Have you tried clearing Gmail cache? Clear its data? Apr 12, 2019 at 11:56
  • I could have sworn I tried this... I tried again and it works 🤦‍♂️. Thanks! Apr 12, 2019 at 13:20
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    Should I write it as an answer? Apr 12, 2019 at 13:22
  • Please do, and I'll accept! Apr 12, 2019 at 13:34

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You have removed Inbox app, but the issue remains. If Inbox did modified Gmail settings, then you have to tried the "usual" steps:

  • Clear Gmail's cache.
  • Clear Gmail's data (this step also clears the cache): It will reset the app to default. You will have to login again to your account as you did the first time you used the app.
  • Remove and re-install Gmail (if it was not installed by default like in some custom ROMs).
  • Remove all Gmail updates (it will allow Gmail to return to the state it had when you bought the device).

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