Not Receiving Gmail Notifications on Samsung Galaxy Phone

Are you not receiving Gmail Notifications on your Samsung Galaxy phone? If yes then you have landed in the right place. This article provides all possible fixes to get your Gmail notification working on your Samsung phone. There are multiple Samsung phone users who stopped receiving Gmail notification after updating the phone to Android 10. Let’s start with a few practical scenarios.

Scenario 1: No longer receiving Gmail notifications

Hello! As the title states, I’m no longer receiving Gmail notifications on my S10. At first, I had no issues receiving notifications, but I noticed at some point last week I was no longer receiving Gmail notifications (it took me a few days to realize this because I don’t get that many emails ha-ha).

Source: Samsung Community

Scenario 2: Gmail Notifications Not Working

Ever since I received the android 10 updates last month, I noticed that under Accounts, under Google, my Gmail doesn’t sync like it used to, it gets stuck. I still get the e-mails but I don’t get the notifications I have to manually sync it. I’ve already done safe mode, nothing. I am not doing a factory reset nor am I removing the account then putting it back, the last time I did that it was a nightmare… does anybody else have any suggestions.

Source: Samsung Community

Like the above users, there are many others who are not receiving Gmail notification on their Samsung phone. Please follow the steps provided below if you are not receiving Gmail Notifications on your Samsung Galaxy Phone.

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Fix For Not Receiving Gmail Notifications on Samsung Galaxy Phone

Turn On Notification in Gmail App Settings & Phone Settings

Make sure notification is enabled for Gmail in Gmail Settings App as well as phone settings. To enable notifications in Gmail app do the following:

  • Open Gmail App.
  • Click on the menu lines on the top left of the screen.
  • Scroll down and select Settings.
  • Put a check on Notification.
  • Now Tap on Inbox notifications and put a check on notify for every message.

Turn On Notification in Gmail App Settings

To enable Gmail notification in phone settings do the following:

  • Open phone Settings
  • Tap on Notifications and then tap on Manage Notifications.
  • Find Gmail in the list and toggle or turn on Allow Notifications.

enable Gmail notification in phone settings

Take Gmail Off The List Of Battery Optimized Apps

Many users were able to get the Gmail notification on their Samsung phone instantly after taking the Gmail off the list of battery optimized apps. To do so:

Go to Settings > Apps > tap on the top-right corner and select Special access > Optimize Battery Usage > select All apps where it says Optimized apps. Scroll down to locate Gmail and turn it Off.

Special Access Samsung

Turn off gmail under optimized apps on samsung phone

Clear Cache and Data of Gmail App

After clearing the cache and storage data for Gmail, Gmail notification started working fine for many users.

  • Open phone Settings and tap on Apps.
  • Select Gmail and then tap on Storage.
  • Here tap on Clear Cache and then Clear Data.

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Update Your Phone and Gmail App

Samsung and Google keep updating their app and devices which address a lot of ongoing issues. So make sure your phone and your Gmail app both are up to date.

  • To update the Gmail App. open Google Play Store, search Gmail in the search box if update available go ahead and install it.
  • Similarly to update your phone open phone Settings, go to System, Software update or About phone to update the latest firmware.

Enable High-Performance Mode

Many Samsung phone users started receiving Gmail notification after enabling high-performance mode. To do so:

  • Open phone Settings.
  • Tap on Device care.
  • Select on Battery and then tap on Power mode.
  • Select High Performance and then tap on Apply.

High performance mode samsung

Enable Gmail Sync

  • Open phone Settings.
  • Tap on Accounts and backup or Accounts and Sync.
  • Select Accounts.
  • Tap on the Google account.
  • Select the Sync account.
  • Tap on the 3 dots in the top right corner.
  • Select Sync Now.

Few Samsung users were able to receive Gmail notifications after enabling the sync. Try this to make sure that this is not the problem.

Remove Google Account and Add it Again

  • Open phone Settings
  • Go to Accounts and backup or Accounts and Sync.
  • Tap on Google and then select your Gmail account to remove or delete it.
  • Restart your phone and then add the Gmail account once again.

Removing and adding the Gmail account will restart some services and you may start receiving Gmail notification once again.

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Wrap Up

I hope one of the steps provided in this article helped you to start receiving Gmail notifications on your Samsung Galaxy phone. The first two steps provided in this post has helped many Samsung users to restart Gmail notifications services. I hope those steps help you too.

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