Unwanted alerts can be really irritating. Personally, I hate being pinged about unnecessary stuff as they cause a huge distraction especially when I’m engrossed in my work. Thankfully, there is a way to change email notifications in Gmail on iPhone and even computer.

So, depending on your need, you can customize your Gmail notifications. For instance, you have the option to get notifications only about important emails. Let me show you how it works:

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How to Change Email Notifications in Gmail on iPhone, iPad, and Computer

How to Choose What Type of Gmail Notifications You Want on iPhone, iPad, and Computer

Choose What Type of Gmail Notifications You Want on iPhone or iPad

If you are using multiple accounts in the Gmail app, you will have to change the following setting for each account.

Step #1. Open Gmail app on your iOS device.

Step #2. In the top left, tap on Menu button.

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Tap on Menu Button in Gmail App on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Now, scroll to the bottom and select Settings.

Tap on Settings in Gmail App on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Next, tap your account and select Notifications.

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Tap on Your Email Then Tap on Notifications in Gmail on iPhone or iPad

Finally, you can choose what types of email notifications you want.

You have three options:

  • All new emails: You will be notified whenever new emails arrive.
  • Primarily only: You will be alerted only about emails in your primary section.
  • None: You won’t be alerted about any emails.

Choose What Kind of Notifications in Gmail on iPhone or iPad

Select any of the three options as per your need. Then, quit the app.

The process is just as easy on the computer. Keep reading…

How to Change Email Notifications in Gmail on Mac, Windows PC, or Linux

You will receive email notifications on Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari only when you’re signed in to Gmail and have it open in your web browser. However, if you have disabled notifications for your browser, you will not get alerts about emails.

Step #1. Open Gmail on your computer.

Step #2. Now, click on Settings button (looks like gear icon) at the top right of the screen → click on Settings.

Click on Settings in Gmail on Computer

Step #3. Next up, you need to scroll down to the “Desktop Notifications” section.

Up next, you can choose what type of alerts you want:

  • New mail notifications on: Select it to get alerts about new emails.
  • Important mail notifications on: Choose it to get alerts only about important emails.
  • Mail notifications off: Select it to turn off notifications.

How to Change Email Notifications in Gmail on Mac, Windows PC, or Linux

Step #5. In the end, make sure to click Save Changes to confirm.

Change Email Notifications in Gmail on Mac, Windows PC, or Linux

Note: In case you are using inbox categories and enabled notifications for new mail, you will receive alerts about messages in your Primary category.

If you have enabled alerts for important mail, you will receive notifications for everything marked as important.

Wrapping up

That’s how you can keep unwanted notifications at bay. Have any question? Toss it up in the comments.

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