Why Gmail Notifications Not Working on Google Pixel 6? [Guide]

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Muhammad Tayyab


When you encounter unexpected behavior from a particular app, the situation becomes worse till you find out the proper solution to resolve the issue. The same goes in here when you face Gmail notifications not working issues on your smartphone.

Are Gmail notifications not working on your Google Pixel 6? If yes, then follow this guide to resolve this issue instantly.

What could be the reasons behind Gmail Notifications not working issue?

There could be many reasons behind this issue, and some of them are as follow:

  • You might be using an outdated version of the Gmail app.
  • Notifications for Gmail might be disabled on your smartphone.
  • Bugs in the phone software.
  • Power saving and Data saver options might be enabled on your device. (These options prevent Gmail app from showing notifications).

Google Pixel 6 Gmail Notifications Not Working

Gmail is one of the popular email app across the globe. Most people use the Gmail app for sending and receiving emails. As per the report, many users are facing issues regarding Gmail notifications. They are unable to receive notifications of the Gmail app on their Google Pixel 6.

We have covered some of the proven fixes that have resolved the Gmail notifications not working issue for many users and I hope after implementing these fixes you will also become one among them.


Soft Reset your Phone

Most of the problems can be resolved by rebooting your smartphone. Therefore, whenever you encounter any type of issue on your smartphone, try to reboot it in the first place.

  • On our Google Pixel 6, swipe down the notification panel to expand the options.
  • Next, tap on the “Power” icon.
  • Now, it will appear with multiple power options.
  • After that tap on the “Power OFF” option.
  • Once, you do that, now your Google Pixel 6 will successfully turn OFF.
  • After several seconds, turn ON back your phone by long pressing the “Power” button.

That’s it, you have successfully performed a soft reset on your Google Pixel 6.

Enable Notifications For Gmail on your Phone

Check whether the notifications are enabled for the Gmail app on your smartphone. Follow the below steps to enable notifications for the Gmail app on your Google Pixel 6.

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Notifications” and then “Apps Settings”.
  • Further, tap “All apps”
  • Now, tap the “Gmail” app and turn ON the notifications.

Enable Gmail Notification in Gmail App Settings

Make sure that the notification option is also enabled in the Gmail app settings. In case, if not then you will not receive the Gmail notifications on your Google Pixel 6. Here’s how you can do that,

  • Launch the “Gmail” app on your phone.
  • Next, tap on the “three horizontal lines” at the top left corner also known as the ‘Hamburger icon’.
  • Further, tap “Setting–>General Settings”.
  • After that, you will see the “Manage Notifications” option, tap on it.
  • Finally, tap the “Show Notifications” located at the top to enable it.
  • In the end, restart your smartphone.

Besides this, also enable the “Notify for every message” option in the Gmail settings for your particular Gmail account. Here’s how you can do that,

  • Launch the “Gmail” app on your phone.
  • Next, tap on the “three horizontal lines” at the top left corner also known as the ‘Hamburger icon’.
  • Further, tap “Setting” and then tap on your Gmail account which notifications are not being pushed.
  • Now, select the “Inbox Notifications” option and then checkmark the “Notify for Every message”.

Disable the DND (Do not disturb) on your phone

You might have enabled the DND option on your smartphone, that’s why your phone is unable to push the Gmail notification. Having the DND option enabled on your smartphone mutes all kinds of notifications. Therefore, ensure that the DND option is disabled on your phone.

Follow the steps below:

  • Head over to the “Settings”.
  • Next, type “Do not disturb” in the search bar.
  • Further, tap the “Do not disturb” option
  • Finally, disable this option.

Disable Battery Saving Mode

Having this feature enabled sets limits to most of the functionality of the apps running on the smartphone to optimize the performance and battery power. It prevents the apps from running in the background.

Disable the Battery Saving mode by following the below steps:

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Battery”.
  • Furthermore, tap “Battery Saver”.
  • Finally, disable the “Battery Saver” option on your phone.

Deactivate Data Saver Mode

This mode belongs to the cellular data on your smartphone. The purpose of this feature is to restrict the apps to minimum usage of cellular data on your smartphone. Therefore, if you are using cellular data with this feature enabled might prevent your smartphone to push notifications.

Hence, you need to disable this feature by following the below steps:

  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • Next, tap “Network & Internet”.
  • Now, tap the “Data Saver” option.
  • Finally, turn OFF the “Data Saver” option.

Clear Gmail App Cache

Most of the time, the issues occur due to the cluttered data stored in the cache memory of the app. Hence, you need to clear the app cache. Here, we will clear the Gmail app cache. To do that, follow the steps below:

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Apps & Notifications” and then tap “See All Apps”.
  • Further, locate the “Gmail” app from the list and then tap on it.
  • Now, tap “Storage & Cache”.
  • Finally, tap “Clear Cache”.

Wipe System Cache

Another fix that can lead you to eliminate this particular issue is by booting into the recovery mode of your smartphone. By doing so, you will be then able to wipe the cache partition. This method removes all the temporary files that might be causing issues to your device.

how to wipe cache partition

Steps To Follow below:

  • Turn OFF your phone.
  • Next, press and hold the Power and Volume down until the “Fastboot Mode” appears on the screen.
  • Further, use the volume buttons to select the options and the power button to confirm the desired option.
  • Moreover, choose the “recovery mode” option, and when the “no command” appears on the screen, then press the “Volume UP” and “Power” buttons together.
  • In recovery mode, select the “Wipe Cache partition” with the help of the Volume buttons and power button to confirm the option.
  • Now, wait for the process to complete, at last, reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot the System Now” option.

That’s it, you are done with clearing the system cache. Once your smartphone boots up successfully, then check whether the Gmail notifications are working or still the problem persists.

Update the Gmail App

Most of the problems occur due to an outdated version of the app running on the device. Hence, you need to check for the latest update and if available, then download and install it on your smartphone.

Downloading and installing the latest updates is very simple and can be done by following below simple steps.

  • Head over to “Play Store”.
  • Next, type and search for “Gmail”.
  • If any recent version of the app is available, then you will see the “Update” button.
  • Simply, tap the “Update” button to upgrade the app.

Update the Phone Software

How To Update Software of smartphone

Make sure, that your phone is running on the latest version of Android. If a recent version of the software or security patches is available in the update, then you need to download and install them on your smartphone.

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Systems”.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and tap “System Updates”.

Uninstall and Re-install Gmail App

Also, give it a try to uninstall the Gmail app from your phone. Once, it is removed from your phone, then again download and install it from the Google Play Store.

  • Tap and hold the Gmail app icon until the menu appears.
  • Next, select the “Uninstall” option to remove it.
  • Now, launch the Playstore and search for the “Gmail” app.
  • Finally, install it on your smartphone.

Perform Factory Reset

How To Perform Factory Data Reset

This method is very effective and worth considering when facing any kind of issue on your device. This will restore all the settings to the factory default settings. But you need to take a complete backup of your important data as it will wipe all the available data on your device.

Here are the steps below:

  • Head over to the “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Backup & Reset” and then “Factory Data Reset”.
  • Finally, select “Reset Phone” and then “Erase everything”.

Wait for the process to complete, once it is finished, the phone will boot up and will be directed to the Welcome screen. Now, set up your phone accordingly by following the on-screen instructions.

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Is the Gmail Notifications not working on your Google Pixel 6? If yes, then you need to check whether the “Notifications for Gmail app” is enabled on your smartphone. Further, also make sure that Gmail notifications are enabled in the Gmail settings itself.

Moreover, disable the DND (do not disturb) mode on your phone. Apart from this, also deactivate the “Battery saving mode” and the “Data Saver mode”. You should also consider “updating your phone software” to eliminate the existing bugs.

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