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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AlanQ, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. AlanQ

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    I have the GMail app, HTC Google Talk (IM) app and Messages app.

    When I first got the phone messages and IMs were coming in with an audible notification. Which is what I wanted.

    Then, one night at about 2am, a Google email came in and I also got an audible notification!

    I managed to disable notifications for new emails. But now I get no notification for new IMs either. Text messages still fine.

    Can someone tell me how to set the phone so that IMs and texts notify, and emails don't.

    I have done:
    Talk > MENU > SETTINGS >
    IM notifications ON
    Ringtone Selected

    But it doesn't work -- it's as though the settings for GMail are linked to those for Gmail IM and are overriding them.

    Many thanks.
    Alan
     

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    Yeah, the notifications in the sound menu is for all notifications across the entire phone so turning it off will turn off all notifications.

    Are you using the default Gmail app, or one the mail app that came with the phone?

    If you're just using the Gmail app, turn notifications for the entire phone on. Open the Gmail app, then hit Menu -> More -> Settings -> Select your Gmail account -> Email Notifications (uncheck).

    If you use one of the email apps (either the one which comes with the handset, or K9 Mail etc), they have a night time mode which will disable notifications between times you've defined.

    Does that help at all?
     
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    Thank you, El Presidente

    Somehow -- maybe some fiddling worked -- IM notifications seem to be back. But I'll remember your reply and come back if it happens again.

    Cheers
    Alan
     
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    Glad you sorted it! :)
     
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    I have the other way around i get all the tones and then suddenly just one person who texts me... no notification tone.. very odd.
     

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