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How to fix Gmail notifications not working | Delayed notifications or No notification fix for Gmail Android

Google released Android 12 this year along with two new Pixel 6 smartphones. Android 12 comes with many new features like Material You visual design over the systemwide dark theme or dark mode released on Android 10, smart reply from notifications panel, advanced notification customization to make things faster and seamless, advanced privacy and location tools like privacy Dashboard, and more.

This comes on top of the most popular features we use from Android 10 like app permissions, a new gesture navigation system, and much more. However, with every update, the Gmail app notification seems to not work don’t the latest Android version. So if you aren’t receiving notifications on your Gmail for Android, then what’s the use of the smart reply feature? Here is how to fix Gmail notifications not working, or delayed notification, or no notification fix for Android 9 12, 11, 10 9 Pie, or older.

Ever since Android 10 introduced Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Notifications, etc. things have been going downhill due to poor implementation. On top of that, Android 12 features an aggressive RAM management system. While these features may be implemented with good intentions, it does not create a good environment for some users. Problems such as delayed notifications or even missing notifications occur if the adaptive features just kill the app with the aggressive RAM management service.

Luckily, there is a simple solution for fixing delayed notifications or even No notifications. Thanks to the Special Access feature on Android 10 or later, you can disable opinions like “Adaptive Notifications” under settings. This could be the culprit for your missing notifications for some smartphones. Mind you that this feature may not be present on Android 9 Pie or earlier versions. There are other ways for Android 9 Pie, 8 Oreo, etc.

How to fix delayed notifications or no notifications on Android devcies?

  1. Unlock your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to Apps.
  4. In the top right corner, tap on the 3 vertical Dots for Menu.
  5. Select Special Access.
  6. Search for Adaptive Notifications.
  7. Set it to None.
  8. Reboot your phone once.

Note that these instructions are for Samsung stock firmware. For other Android devices, the procedure is the same but the names may change. But you should find the settings there.

Alternatively, there could be other factors causing the no notification or missing notification for some apps. If you are missing notifications only for select apps like Gmail, then there is a simple fix for that. You may want to reset the app. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any data.

For Android 12, 11 or later go to Special Access

  • Go to Settings
  • Search Special Access
  • Optimize battery usage
  • Whitelist Gmail

How to enable Notifications on Android devices?

But first, if you are missing notifications for a number of apps, it may be that you have set the settings to priority mode under settings -> Notifications. OR just disabled the notifications accident. Here is how to enable notifications for apps.

Go to  Settings -> Apps  -> Search for the app  -> Select the app  -> Notifications  -> Enable

On Samsung phones, the Power Mode other than High Performance may cause some delays to save battery. So act on it accordingly.  Also, remove the apps from “optimized for battery usage”. If that does not work, then do the following.

Reset app to fix no notifications on Gmail for Android

Here is the final solution to fix no notifications on Gmail app for Android. It may be due to a bad update. You need to reset the app. If you don’t want to lose data. Just make sure you first sync you Gmail app from Settings -> Account -> “Sync Gmail” is checked.

  1. Unlock your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to Apps.
  4. Search for Gmail and select it.
  5. Go to Storage.
  6. Select Clear Data.
  7. Launch Gmail and set it up.

Note: One Android 10 or later, the clear data option may be present right when you select the Gmail app. You can also use this technique for other Android apps. But backup your data first.

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