1. DirkBelig's Avatar
    THE PROBLEM: Gmail 4.5 was not giving notifications most of the time. I had manually downloaded the APK on Monday and it seemed to work fine, but on Tuesday I noticed I wasn't getting any notifications. I rolled back the update via System>Apps>Uninstall Updates and it updated through Play to 4.3.x or something. Wednesday, the 4.5 update rolled out to me in Play and I updated, but now it's acting the same way, only giving notifications about 20% of the time, if that. Not cool.

    After practicing some Google fu, I finally found out what was causing the notification problem, namely that if you have the new tabbed inbox folders set up on the web, ONLY the Primary folder has notifications turned on by default if you have notifications set. The Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums folders are turned OFF by default and have to be manually configured, both in turning them on AND setting a ringtone. AFAIK, there is no "Make folders use master notification setting" option.

    To configure notifications for sub-folders:
    1. Select an Inbox folder (e.g. Social) from the slide-out window.
    2. From the overflow menu (i.e. the three dots in the upper-right corner) select Label Settings
    3. Toggle on "Label notifications" and configure to your heart's content.
    4. Rinse, repeat with all the other folders.

    To not have to put up with this nonsense:
    1. Go to your Gmail Inbox via the web.
    2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right and select "Configure Inbox."
    3. Uncheck all the sub-folders and click Save.
    4. PROFIT!!! Also, get all your mail notified like before since the Inbox will revert to the old style.

    I'll give you one guess as to which method I used. This folder system would be better IMO if we could notify based on labels instead of categories chosen by Google. Have one ringtone for your Significant Other, another for work emails, etc.

    Hope this helps someone!
    06-06-2013 03:29 AM
  2. Eruditass's Avatar
    What it needs is to have the option to propagate notification settings to sublabels. My base labels are importance, and under that are a bunch of labels on the subject.

    I have to go through each sublabel for my most important base level to set up notifications, and again with different settings for my next most important.

    On desktop, it's easy to set things like color for the base level and have it propagate, but not on mobile, where it is quite tedious.
    06-12-2013 10:41 AM
  3. scott750's Avatar
    This is exactly what I was looking for! Been driving me crazy not getting my notifications after the new Gmail update. Thanked!
    07-02-2013 09:06 AM
  4. Laura_Lou's Avatar
    Hi!

    First of all, thanks for the advice - I wondered why I was only getting notifications on some messages...

    However, for the last week or so I haven't been getting any notifications at all for gmail. I checked the app settings, the settings for every label and turned everything off and on again, but nothing's changing

    Does anybody have an idea what could be the reason for that?

    Laura
    07-21-2013 02:35 PM
  5. Igor Yeykelis's Avatar
    Thank you very much! It helped me with notifications as well after 4.5 update! Cheers!!
    07-24-2013 06:09 AM
  6. julianh72's Avatar
    Thanks for the fix!

    I am now getting notifications again - I thought I had broken something, but it looks like Google changed the internal settings and behaviours. I have sent Google feedback suggesting there should be a master "notifications" setting option which applies to all Folders by default (with individual Folder over-rides if desired), and suggest others do likewise to see if we can get this fixed in the next update.
    08-01-2013 07:09 PM
  7. JeanMichelAubin's Avatar
    Thank you so much!

    I find that being able to filter which label I want notification for is really useful as I have a "promotion" label on which I receive flyers and promotionnal mail in colossal amount and I would not like notifications for those mails because that would drive me crazy.

    I like the automated classification of the mail in 4.5. You need a bit more tapping to read everything but you can prioritize your reading easily.
    08-02-2013 10:35 AM
  8. lalmedina's Avatar
    Thank you so much for this! I was going crazy trying to figure out why I wasn't getting notifications.
    08-22-2013 10:28 AM
  9. ceg1904's Avatar
    I cannot figure this out whatsoever. Im not that savvy when it comes to this kind of stuff. All I know is my gmail was working fine and it recently went through an update and I stopped getting my notifications. I read your post on what to do but I cannot find the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner once I open the slide menu. PLEASE HELP!!!
    08-29-2013 06:15 PM
  10. Sanjay Mendis's Avatar
    I cannot see the right dots on the mobile. It comes only when a message is selected and that just changes the folder. You seem to have helped many though.
    09-14-2013 09:59 AM
  11. drstrangelove5's Avatar
    I owe you a beer! Thanks
    09-16-2013 12:43 PM
  12. darkraijin's Avatar
    Thanks... for me on HTC 1 X+ ... for some odd reason I'm not even getting notifications on my regular inbox.
    I'm connected to Wifi and should. Man I hate X+ cannot wait to jump back on Note 2. I've put in your fix... hope I start getting email notifications. For now thanks for all your effort.
    09-25-2013 11:40 AM
  13. davejhahn's Avatar
    Thanks for this information. This has been driving me nuts and I actually never found the answer, which was simple and took me a minute to fix.

    This is a BAD default setting. For people that are not savvy to Android how would they ever know this? Stupid default.
    10-14-2013 01:27 PM
  14. Terry Cameron's Avatar
    Thank you. I've been trying to figure out what was going on.

    Its a bit of a mess now. It should have been highlighted by a popup bubble when I opened the new version of the app.
    11-13-2013 04:51 PM
  15. Ameen Jarrar's Avatar
    THANK YOU!!!!
    12-27-2013 05:14 PM
  16. DirkBelig's Avatar
    Glad to be of assistance.
    12-27-2013 05:24 PM
  17. electricpete's Avatar
    I cannot figure this out whatsoever. Im not that savvy when it comes to this kind of stuff. All I know is my gmail was working fine and it recently went through an update and I stopped getting my notifications. I read your post on what to do but I cannot find the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner once I open the slide menu. PLEASE HELP!!!
    Like ceg1904 and Sanjay Mendis, the op instructions don’t make sense for my particular setup of Gmail 4.7.1. It's probably either difference in versions or else something configured differently (there are many ways to set up gmail). I also don’t have Google-created labels like social etc, I have my own labels.

    What works for me to adjust these settings on my phone with my version and configuration is pretty much me exactly what you'd expect:
    Open Gmail on your phone
    Click “inbox” (ULHC) to pull up a list of your labels
    select the particular label of interest (anything other than inbox) to pull up list of those messages
    press menu button
    select “label settings”
    check the box “label notifications”. Now you will get notifications for this particular label.
    12-29-2013 04:38 PM
  18. dj9281's Avatar
    "Open Gmail on your phone
    Click inbox (ULHC) to pull up a list of your labels
    select the particular label of interest (anything other than inbox) to pull up list of those messages
    press menu button
    select label settings
    check the box label notifications. Now you will get notifications for this particular label. "

    I checked this and the label notifications box is checked but I am NOT getting any label notifications anymore. HTC1. Any other suggestions?
    02-27-2014 06:13 PM
  19. Tal Stanek's Avatar
    Thank You.
    Finally I can know that i have new messages.

    Tal
    04-28-2014 12:14 AM

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