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Gmail - turning off notification sound while keeping taskbar notification (screenshots)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by wrench, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have multiple Gmail accounts set up on my Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.2.

    One of these accounts has taskbar notifications, but no notification sound:

    I had another account set up similarly, but temporarily wanted a sound notification, so I clicked on "Sound" and chose a ringtone, as follows:

    Now I want to move that gmail account back to silent, but can't figure out how to accomplish this. When I click on "Sound", a file explorer immediately pops up and the only option is to select another ringtone or cancel. There doesn't seem to be an option to return to "Silent".

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    Post #2 by electricpete, Jan 13, 2016 (1 points)

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  3. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    Do you have a choice of apps to select the tone?
    (if not, clear defaults on your chosen app)

    When I select "media storage" as app to choose sounds, the second choice is "none"

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  4. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! ES File Explorer was my default file manager. I cleared defaults for ES in Application Manager, and was able to choose Media Storage as the file browser and then select "Silent".

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