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Old November 11th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to disable GMail notification sound??

Is there a way to differentiate (and turn off) the gmail notification from the SMS notification?
Is there any way to set different ringers for different SMS contacts?

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Sorry buy no. They all fall under the notification sound which you CAN change. Although not by app or contact. The only way would be with some marketplace app or if google adds the feature.
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Sorry buy no. They all fall under the notification sound which you CAN change. Although not by app or contact. The only way would be with some marketplace app or if google adds the feature.
Sorry, but that is CRAZY!
I get so much junk mail and don't want to pull it out every time some "free shipping" offer gets sent to me 30x a day! GRRRRR

If this doesn't change soon, I might have to use a dummy account as the primary, but that would really suck as far as tasks and calendar are concerned...
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Press the Applications button on the bottom of your Home screen.

-Find Gmail

When Gmail comes up you should be looking at a account you have setup (You can press the "Menu" button and look at multiple accounts). Press the "Menu" button and then "Settings". Next change ringtone.

You are able to have a different ringtone to each email account you have and your single(for now) Facebook account.

As far I know there is no way to change ringtones per contact by default/Android OS
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IOW, a rehash of the default contact picture associated with your GMail synchronized contacts and new contacts that you create.

OK, time to contact Google in full force asking for a major re-write of the OS to allow the user to pick a pic on their own as the default pic as well as a default sound for notification for GMail....
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Press the Applications button on the bottom of your Home screen.

-Find Gmail

When Gmail comes up you should be looking at a account you have setup (You can press the "Menu" button and look at multiple accounts). Press the "Menu" button and then "Settings". Next change ringtone.

You are able to have a different ringtone to each email account you have and your single(for now) Facebook account.

As far I know there is no way to change ringtones per contact by default/Android OS
Well looks like we both learned something today. Also is it me or does seem really odd since it also changes with the notification sound.
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Wait, if it changes with the notification sound as well, that is either a) a bug, or b) the way it was meant to be - as in the notification sound is picked as the default, unless you set one up for a specific contact.

But if this is so, then why lock the pictures?
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Sorry, but that is CRAZY!
I get so much junk mail and don't want to pull it out every time some "free shipping" offer gets sent to me 30x a day! GRRRRR

If this doesn't change soon, I might have to use a dummy account as the primary, but that would really suck as far as tasks and calendar are concerned...
Add the Power Widget by going to the Home screen and hitting the "Menu" button and select "New+"

Turn off Sync once the widget is on your home screen.

I would log into your gmail account at the end of the day on a computer and report what should not be in your Inbox to the Spam "box". After a couple of days I hope that will help clean your inbox out for the future.

Also you can mark the email and hit the Menu button and select Report Spam on your Droid.
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Add the Power Widget by going to the Home screen and hitting the "Menu" button and select "New+"

Turn off Sync once the widget is on your home screen.

I would log into your gmail account at the end of the day on a computer and report what should not be in your Inbox to the Spam "box". After a couple of days I hope that will help clean your inbox out for the future.

Also you can mark the email and hit the Menu button and select Report Spam on your Droid.
THANKS!!! You are a lifesaver!
Hopefully this change will hold tomorrow, and not reset to default.
It's not really spam, it's all from websites I shop at occasionally, but it's not exactly personal email that I would want to bother pulling my phone out for!

I've also been woken up in the middle of the night with an email notification and that's not cool! (But I downloaded locale today to hopefully change that!)
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Locale works great - until you go to edit a currently set condition - then as soon as you load it it changes the condition (usually by a factor of 30 minutes) when you use the : to time conditions. E.G. I have my DROID set to go to vibrate mode from 7:55 AM to 12:55 PM MWF and from 1:55 to 3:25 T TH b/c I am in classes at those times - all is well, and it works - but if I go to edit the time (say add another 10 minutes at the end of the conditions to pad myself just in case I am held over) the times are not what I had previously set them to - not in the minutes columns, anyway.

My workaround is simple - pick a time, set it and forget it.
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Is there a way to differentiate (and turn off) the gmail notification from the SMS notification?
Is there any way to set different ringers for different SMS contacts?

Thanks!
To add a different ringtone per contact--

listen to a song you have on your Droid and hit the Menu button

"Set as Ringtone"

For additional ringtones for notifications per contact or email/txt client

On SD card create a folder called "notifications" and place mp3 in there
The song will now be in your ringtone list as well

Ringdroid may be a solution as well

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Locale works great - until you go to edit a currently set condition - then as soon as you load it it changes the condition (usually by a factor of 30 minutes) when you use the : to time conditions. E.G. I have my DROID set to go to vibrate mode from 7:55 AM to 12:55 PM MWF and from 1:55 to 3:25 T TH b/c I am in classes at those times - all is well, and it works - but if I go to edit the time (say add another 10 minutes at the end of the conditions to pad myself just in case I am held over) the times are not what I had previously set them to - not in the minutes columns, anyway.

My workaround is simple - pick a time, set it and forget it.
Great app thanks!

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Let the Gmail team know that they should give us more options on this.

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Alternative solution: If you want to still see that a new gmail has arrived, but don't want the sound playing when it does, open the gmail app > hit menu > settings > select ringtone > silent. You can also disable notification all together from the settings tab.
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OK, I have turned off all the notifications for Gmail and email and I still get a notification! I have tried all the suggestions above, tried to just turn it to silent, I still get a "DROID" notification tone and the notification at the top. I just want it to be quiet. I don't need email notification, but I'd be ok with the notifications, if I could just silence them. I do want a notification tone when I get a text though.

Can somebody please help? I feel like I must be missing something simple, but I thought I tried everything...
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Press the Applications button on the bottom of your Home screen.

-Find Gmail

When Gmail comes up you should be looking at a account you have setup (You can press the "Menu" button and look at multiple accounts). Press the "Menu" button and then "Settings". Next change ringtone.

You are able to have a different ringtone to each email account you have and your single(for now) Facebook account.

As far I know there is no way to change ringtones per contact by default/Android OS
Thank you New user here and I was kicking around the phone settings trying to find it. In retrospect, I suppose it makes some sense it's the an application setting... (And hey, look, I can turn off email notifications entirely. Result!)

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OK, I have turned off all the notifications for Gmail and email and I still get a notification! I have tried all the suggestions above, tried to just turn it to silent, I still get a "DROID" notification tone and the notification at the top. I just want it to be quiet. I don't need email notification, but I'd be ok with the notifications, if I could just silence them. I do want a notification tone when I get a text though.

Can somebody please help? I feel like I must be missing something simple, but I thought I tried everything...
I think you might be using the Mail application rather than the Gmail application to get your mail. Or you may have been using both. They use different notification settings. Turn Mail notifcations off from Home>Settings>Accounts & Sync
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I think you might be using the Mail application rather than the Gmail application to get your mail. Or you may have been using both. They use different notification settings. Turn Mail notifcations off from Home>Settings>Accounts & Sync

wow this is confusing. i have no Gmail under accounts and sync. also i get zero email or gmail sounds.

and i have idea why. as far as i know everything is turned on... i do use cvolume as control. maybe i should delete that.
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you could use Gmail Notifier to set the tone to "silent"..

AND pick a custom LED color, or custom tone you do want and a custom icon of 4 choices
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OK, I have turned off all the notifications for Gmail and email and I still get a notification!
Weird..Can you describe the notification you receive. Are you sure you dont have any custom 3rd party email widget/notifier apps installed?
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Home Screen, Menu, Settings, Sound, Volume,
Make sure the “Use incoming call volume for notifications” is not selected. You can adjust your notification volume separately, along with Alarm, media and call volumes. This should prevent the email notifications waking you up while using the phone as an alarm, or having the ringer volume up so you can hear your incoming calls.
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Found the solution

Go into gmail (on your phone)
press menu -> More...
Select "Settings"

Scroll down to Notification Settings
Select Ringtone -> Silent.

Now you still get the notification of new mail but silent ringtone.
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For anyone who might still be reading through this looking to turn off the email notification sound, here's the explanation. I don't think it was clear from what has been said so far.

There are two different apps you might be using to get your gmail. One is just 'mail' the other is 'gmail'. If you're using the 'mail' app, there is no option under settings to choose a ringtone, so I was highly confused trying to follow the above directions. Instead, go to 'all apps' and choose the 'gmail' app. Then under settings you can choose 'silent' for your ringtone. You might then need to replace the 'mail' app with the 'gmail' app on your home page.
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Is there a way to differentiate (and turn off) the gmail notification from the SMS notification?
Is there any way to set different ringers for different SMS contacts?

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If there is no way I have a trick, it is simple but it will work, just record a silence for a second or tow then save it and use it as notification tone.
It will make all kinds of notification silent but it will stop bothering you.
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Default Step by step to turn off email notification sound

I have the HTC G2 Andriod and this thread helped me get on the right track, but I never found a complete answer to turning off the email sound notifications. Not sure why HTC hides this so well. I finally figured it out, so here it is:

Click on your Gmail icon.
Press "Menu"
Select "More"
Select "Settings"
Select the email address you'd like to change (eg yourname@gmail.com)
Select "Lables to Notify"
Hit the dropdown arrow next to "Inbox"
Select "Ringtone" and then select "Silent".
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I have the HTC G2 Andriod and this thread helped me get on the right track, but I never found a complete answer to turning off the email sound notifications. Not sure why HTC hides this so well. I finally figured it out, so here it is:

Click on your Gmail icon.
Press "Menu"
Select "More"
Select "Settings"
Select the email address you'd like to change (eg yourname@gmail.com)
Select "Lables to Notify"
Hit the dropdown arrow next to "Inbox"
Select "Ringtone" and then select "Silent".
This worked for me. I have a Samsung Fascinate with CyanogenMod 7 and the procedure is the same. Thanks!
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I have the HTC G2 Andriod and this thread helped me get on the right track, but I never found a complete answer to turning off the email sound notifications. Not sure why HTC hides this so well. I finally figured it out, so here it is:

Click on your Gmail icon.
Press "Menu"
Select "More"
Select "Settings"
Select the email address you'd like to change (eg yourname@gmail.com)
Select "Lables to Notify"
Hit the dropdown arrow next to "Inbox"
Select "Ringtone" and then select "Silent".
Thanks this was bugging me, helped alot!
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OMG, thank you dmsguest!
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I have the HTC G2 Andriod and this thread helped me get on the right track, but I never found a complete answer to turning off the email sound notifications. Not sure why HTC hides this so well. I finally figured it out, so here it is:

Click on your Gmail icon.
Press "Menu"
Select "More"
Select "Settings"
Select the email address you'd like to change (eg yourname@gmail.com)
Select "Lables to Notify"
Hit the dropdown arrow next to "Inbox"
Select "Ringtone" and then select "Silent".
Hi, I thought this would be the answer, but I have just followed the above procedure in the GMail app settings and now I don't get any notifications at all for GMail...?

All I did was change the ringtone as suggested above, and now I'm not getting GMail notifications at all. Very puzzling, and I can't seem to revert back to the way it was working before!
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Press the Applications button on the bottom of your Home screen.

-Find Gmail

When Gmail comes up you should be looking at a account you have setup (You can press the "Menu" button and look at multiple accounts). Press the "Menu" button and then "Settings". Next change ringtone.

You are able to have a different ringtone to each email account you have and your single(for now) Facebook account.

As far I know there is no way to change ringtones per contact by default/Android OS
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The HTC G2 underwent a software update about a month ago. It seems since this update, the above is no longer correct (at least for the G2). I am still unable to change my gmail notification (not in gmail settings or phone sound settings). Any help is greatly appreciated. The last thing I want to do is a factory reset.
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I have the HTC G2 Andriod and this thread helped me get on the right track, but I never found a complete answer to turning off the email sound notifications. Not sure why HTC hides this so well. I finally figured it out, so here it is:

Click on your Gmail icon.
Press "Menu"
Select "More"
Select "Settings"
Select the email address you'd like to change (eg yourname@gmail.com)
Select "Lables to Notify"
Hit the dropdown arrow next to "Inbox"
Select "Ringtone" and then select "Silent".
I tried this on my Bionic, in the Gmail app, and not only did it disable the audible notifications, it disabled the status bar notifier, and wouldn't let me see the new messages in my mailbox. I could see the label (Inbox:2) but it would never display those two new messages.

When I undid it, the audible notification sounded, the status bar notifier appeared, and i could see my new test messages.

Frustrating...
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Finally, an an answer that actually works for my Inc! You rock, dmsguest.
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applications menu > gmail application > menu key > More > Settings > select your email account under "account settings" > Labels to notify > inbox > change ringtone to "silent"
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Old January 17th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I figured out how to turn off the gmail notification. Here are steps on Droid Pro:

1)Apps
2) Gmail
3)Menu button
4) More
5) Settings
6) General Preferences
7) Message actions
8) Click on your account under "Account Settings"
9) Notification Settings
10) Email notifications - "Notify in Status Bar when email arrives"
11) Uncheck

If you want to change it to vibrate or silent
Follow steps 1-9, then
a) Labels to notify
b) "Notification preferences for synced labels"
c) email notifications - "Inbox"

Hope this helps... also, hope it works.. haven't tested it yet!!


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Is there a way to differentiate (and turn off) the gmail notification from the SMS notification?
Is there any way to set different ringers for different SMS contacts?

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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I have the HTC G2 Andriod and this thread helped me get on the right track, but I never found a complete answer to turning off the email sound notifications. Not sure why HTC hides this so well. I finally figured it out, so here it is:

Click on your Gmail icon.
Press "Menu"
Select "More"
Select "Settings"
Select the email address you'd like to change (eg yourname@gmail.com)
Select "Lables to Notify"
Hit the dropdown arrow next to "Inbox"
Select "Ringtone" and then select "Silent".
Short response: Thank You!!

Long response: I belong to a handful of forums, but I didn't remember if I had joind AndroidForums. I was going to register just so I could post a Thank You to this post. But, turns out, I already joined a while back, so once again, Thank You! My point being, I'm really grateful for this answer.

As an aside for everyone out there making the Blackberry to Android migration and are doing searches on differences, in almost all areas Android just blows away the current crop of Blackberry devices, EXCEPT profiles and notifications. It's just easier on a BB. Even with the options available in the Android Market, BB's out of the box are just better when it comes to notifications and profiles. Other than that though, my T-Bolt is way more useful than any BB I've owned. Just sayin.
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Originally Posted by dmsguest View Post
I have the HTC G2 Andriod and this thread helped me get on the right track, but I never found a complete answer to turning off the email sound notifications. Not sure why HTC hides this so well. I finally figured it out, so here it is:

Click on your Gmail icon.
Press "Menu"
Select "More"
Select "Settings"
Select the email address you'd like to change (eg yourname@gmail.com)
Select "Lables to Notify"
Hit the dropdown arrow next to "Inbox"
Select "Ringtone" and then select "Silent".

This audible gmail notification alert has bugged me for a long time. Thanks for spelling out the way to turn it off! Kudos to you "dmsguest"!
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Thanks dmsguest!!!
This has been bugging me, and it works for my HTC EVO 4G as well.
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