Tips for Mobiles

Turn OFF Status Bar Notifications of Incoming Mails on Android

You receive a lot of mail in your favourite Google Mail services, Isn’t it? The Android phone powered by Google, sends you notification in your top notification bar for each email that you receive. The notifications are instant and for each email that you receive on your Google mail account, you are notified for the same. In some cases its good because you get instant know of an important email but what if you receive a lot of spam mails.

I receive a lot of mails from Facebook about someone comment on my photo, story, liked, birthday reminders and all creates junk. You can bear with the junk mails in your Gmail but the notification on your phone for every mail is quite annoying thing.

Switch Off Notification of Incoming Mails

If you are strucked and wanted to get rid of those notifications mails in your Gmail Inbox then you can easily do it by following the below procedure –

From your Android phone open the Gmail application.

Once you are in your Gmail app, tap on Menu and then tap on More button.

Gmail Notification Settings

This will quickly open few menu options for you, tap on Settings.Gmail Notification Settings

In the Settings you will find the Account Settings tap and then click on the Gmail account for which you want to stop the notifications.

Gmail Notification Settings

Now the settings for that particular Gmail account will be available there and scroll down and you will find ‘email notification’. Uncheck it to receive the notification as the email arrives in your status bar.Gmail Notification Settings

That will do it for you.

Its so simple but at first sight you would be unaware until you know this and once you do it, you would be easily doing it the next time.



  1. Shane O'Hara

    September 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Hi, I’ve just used your feature to disable the email alerts on my phone which where driving me crazy. Thanks for posting this information on the net for those of use that are not computer wizards.

    Best regards,

  2. Soapy1

    August 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Thank you for posting. This was making me crazy 🙂

  3. bruinbiochem06

    July 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for putting this up, these stupid email notifications were annoying me and I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of them.  

  4. jeff f

    April 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I just got the Prime 201 tablet and when trying to watch a video last night, the loud beep kept coming on every time I got a message in my Yahoo email. I cannot find anyplace to turn that off. I also think it somehow interrupted the film because every time I got a new email, the video player would stop and try to start the movie over. I had to figure out where I was and drag the player to that point again hoping no one would message me the entire time.

    Strange and annoying!

  5. Circus-Szalewski

    February 29, 2012 at 2:58 am

    In the first week of owning my HERO, I had successfully deselected the status bar notification (and LED flash) for incoming emails but recently had to dump my settings/preferences and could not remember where on my phone this option was located. Thanks for the reminder which has saved me from the maddening frequency of the mail icon and flashing LED alert.

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