FIX: Gmail Notifications Won’t Go Away

Notifications in Gmail are really useful. When a new email arrives in your inbox, they notify you right away. However, if the notifications persist even after you have viewed all of your messages, something is plainly amiss. Especially if the Gmail app shows only one unread notice at a time.

This is quite perplexing. Worst of all, you might not even realize you’ve received new emails. You’ll probably dismiss it as a faulty notification that won’t go away.

How to Fix Gmail Notifications Not Going Away

Find All Unread Messages

After all, you might have missed a few of those emails. Enter is:unread in the search field to see if you have any unread emails in your inbox. Gmail will show you all of the emails you haven’t yet opened.

Select all of them with the selection arrow to mark them as read (step 2 in the screenshot).

Then, to mark all of the messages as read, click Read. Check to see if the email notification has arrived.

Also, remember to empty your Trash and Spam folders.

Delete all of the emails in the appropriate folders. The problem was rectified for some people by emptying the Trash folder.

Disable Associated Email Accounts

It’s possible that the obstinate notification came from an email address linked to your account.

1. Tap your profile image on your mobile device. There is a Manage accounts on this device. option.

2. Turn off the blue switch that corresponds to your Google account.

  • At this point, there’s no need to delete that account; simply disable it.

3. Restart your computer or device.

4. Then, by bringing it back to a blue switch, re-enable the feature.

Check to see if the notification issue has been resolved. If disabling the additional account did not work, you can try removing it. You can re-enable the option if you actually require the related account.

Remove Google Account From Other Devices

1. Go to your Google account and sign in.

2. Select Security.

3. Scroll down to the section under “Your Devices.”

4. Then choose Manage devices from the drop-down menu.

5. You should now see a list of all the devices you’re logging into your Google Account with.

6. Choose More details.

7. To sign out of all other devices except the one you’re currently using, press the Sign out button.

8. Check to see if the notification is still there after restarting your device.

Disable and Re-Renable Gmail Notifications

Some users discovered a very simple workaround for the problem. They just disabled the notifications for two minutes before re-enabling them.

1. Go to the Settings menu.

2. Then choose Apps and Notifications from the drop-down menu.

3. Select Notifications from the dropdown menu.

4. Next, go to Gmail and turn it off.

5. Gmail should be closed. Close Gmail on all of your devices if your inbox is open on several devices. Allow two minutes to pass.

6. Then open Gmail once more. The red dot should have vanished by now.

7. Re-enable Gmail in the Notifications settings. For some users, this very easy fix may be sufficient.

Disable the Notification Dot

1. Go to the Gmail app.

2. Press the menu bar on the left.

3. Pull down to Settings.

4. Choose General Settings.

5. Choose Manage notifications.

6. Choose your account.

7. Choose Email.

8. Navigate to Advanced.

9. Disable the Show notification dot option.

10. Close the application. Restart your computer or device.

11. For 10 or 15 minutes, open Gmail with the notification dot turned off.

12. You can then re-enable the notification dot by repeating steps 1–19.

We hope you were able to use one of these techniques.

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