iPhone Changing gmail notification sound

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by mscice, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. mscice macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, I have spend lots of time trying to change my gmail app notification sound and I cant find it? anyone know how to do it?

    I know Mail app works fine via settings but Gmail uses some other sound i cant find anywhere to change it?

    any help much appreciated
     
  2. Furry.Marsupial macrumors newbie

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    Try

    Settings / Notifications / Mail. Select account then set Notification sound.

    Colin
     
  3. mscice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for reply, but Im using Gmail app not the built in mail app ...
     
  4. Furry.Marsupial macrumors newbie

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    OK,

    Settings / down the bottom to the apps/ Gmail/ Notifications

    Allow Notifications then pick your sound.

    Colin
     
  5. mscice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I only have sound ON /Off there i cant specify what sound ... :(

    is it a bug?
     
  6. Furry.Marsupial macrumors newbie

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    No, my bad.

    I assumed it was a sound select like it is in the Mail app.

    Sorry

    Colin
     
  7. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    Nope not a bug.. It depends on the developer to let u change the sound or not.. Kind off like whatsapp lets u select, but Facebook messaenger doesn't
     
  8. ilkevinli macrumors 6502

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    I have been complaining about this to Google for the last 2 years. The only way I have found to change it is if you jailbreak.
     
  9. mscice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    only reason why im using their app is cause of push messages ... mail app does not do push with gmail
     
  10. ilkevinli macrumors 6502

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    Which is why I use https://www.nuevasync.com

     
  11. Furry.Marsupial macrumors newbie

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    Me again.

    This intrigued me so i Googled the "undocumented feature"

    Seems that if you set up your account in the Mail App and assign a sound it will carry through to the Gmail App.

    You just don't use the Mail App so the mail doesn't download. I haven't tried it as Gmail pushes to mail for me and always has. Maybe a carry over from the Exchange days as I have had four iPads

    Seems a really messy way to do it but there are claims it works.

    Maybe worth a try.

    Colin
     
  12. DomC macrumors 6502

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    I use the Gmail app for push notifications and also set up Gmail in the Mail app but the sound I chose does not carry over. I've sent multiple feedback requests to Google to allow changing the sound. I'd also like the option to turn off multiple line preview on the lock screen but that feedback has gone into a black hole also.
     

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