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Gmail on Android not syncing?

Posted on 21st May, 2019

Gmail on Android not syncing?

Quite a lot of people use Gmail as their main email client on their Android phone. And, some of them have discovered that recently they've been missing emails. But, they haven't changed any settings and it's not their fault. If you've experienced this problem, read on to find out how to fix it.

It's caused by a recent update to the Gmail app on Android that introduced a new setting. Getting Gmail syncing again is pretty straightforward. Just follow these steps.

1. Open the Gmail app on your Android phone

Gmail not syncing step 1

2. Open the settings

To find these, tap on the hamburger icon in the top left of the screen and scroll to the very bottom of the screen. Tap, 'Settings.'

Gmail not syncing step 2

3. Tap on your email address

This will open settings specific to your email account.

Gmail not syncing step 3

4. Tap on, 'Inbox notifications'

This is the new setting. Before, it was enough to have made sure all notifications were coming through.

Gmail not syncing step 4

5. Tap on, 'Label notifications'

Inbox, according to Gmail is now treated like any other label.

Gmail not syncing step 5

6. Click, 'OK'

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7. Make sure, 'Notify for every message,' is ticked

Gmail not syncing step 7

You're done. Every time you get an email on your Gmail app on Android, you'll get your notifications as normal.

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