How to disable/customize audio notificaitons for email in Android

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I receive a lot of emails and while I like to be on top of my inbox most of the time, I occasionally don’t want an audio notification for every mail I receive. So here is a simple step by step process of disabling/customizing audio notification for the Gmail app in Android.

  • Click on your Gmail icon.
  • Go to “Menu” > “More” > “Settings”
  • Select the email address you’d like to change the setting for (eg
  • Scroll down and Select “Lables to Notify”
  • Hit the dropdown arrow next to “Inbox”
  • Select “Ringtone” and then select “Silent”(for disabling audio notifications) or your desired ringtone