Gmail app notifications...how do you change them?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by powerwagon, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. powerwagon macrumors member

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    Am I missing something really simple? Does the gmail app use the stock "mail" notification sound, or is there a hidden menu somewhere that I'm not seeing where I can change the gmail app separately?
     
  2. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

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    The Gmail app is in Settings > Notifications with other notifications where you can turn the sound on/off for specific apps but not change the sound. I don't think there is a way to change the sound for just that one app.
     
  3. powerwagon thread starter macrumors member

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  4. AppleCore77 macrumors member

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    You can change the sound for "New Mail" in Settings > Sounds > New Mail. But that would change for all email.
     
  5. powerwagon thread starter macrumors member

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    I think that just changes the sound for the native iPhone email app, not the gmail app.
     
  6. AppleCore77 macrumors member

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    Sorry...you may be correct. I'm new to the iPhone with the release of the 5.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I haven't been able to locate the audio file on the iPhone for Gmail notifications.
     
  8. AppleCore77 macrumors member

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    After paying closer attention to incoming mail and sound, what I posted earlier is working for me. I'm only using the gmail and yahoo mail apps and whatever sound I change it to is what those two apps use. I don't use Apple's Mail app because I haven't found a way to mark spam except to delete it. But it obviously doesn't just change the gmail app sound, it's the same sound for both gmail and yahoo (which is OK for my use).
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You should be able to move spam messages into the spam folder and that is essentially the same as marking them as spam. Or, once in a while, just for those messages, you can go into the actual Gmail/Yahoo! clients (or on the web) and mark spam messages as spam there--assuming you don't get too many all the time (which really should be the normal case).
     
  10. ReneCSR macrumors newbie

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    I just downloaded the Gmail app because Fetch doesn't get emails to my phone quickly enough. But I have zero sound with the Gmail app. I've checked in Notifications and the app is not listed. I have the sound turned on in the Sounds settings but that only applies to the phone email app.

    I have a 5s with iOS 7.0.4.
     
  11. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

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    The Gmail app should appear in Settings > Notification Center and that is where you turn the sound on/off for it. I also have a 5S, now with iOS 7.0.6 but it also was there with 7.0.4 and many previous versions. If it isn't there you might try deleting the app, restarting the phone and then reinstalling the app.
     
  12. ReneCSR macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I had just restarted the phone when I read your post. That did the trick. It's now in the Notification list of apps.
     

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