[FIXED] OnePlus 9 Gmail Notifications Not Working? 12 Proven Solutions

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Muhammad Tayyab


Did the Gmail notifications suddenly stop working on your Oneplus 9? Are you not receiving any notifications from the Gmail app on your smartphone? If yes, then there might be issues either with the phone software or the Gmail app itself.

You should start the troubleshooting process to fix this issue so that you won’t miss out on your important email notifications from the Gmail app on your smartphone.

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 perform a soft reset on your smartphone in the first place.

soft reset (power off)
  • Simultaneously, press and hold the “Power” and “Volume UP” buttons.
  • Now, wait for a moment until your phone turns OFF completely.
  • Once the phone is turned OFF, turn it ON by pressing and holding the “Power” button.
  • Wait for a while and your smartphone will boot up in a few minutes.

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 OnePlus 9.

allow gmail notifications in phone settings
  • Head over to the “Settings”.
  • Next, scroll down a bit and tap “Notifications & Status bar”.
  • Now, locate the “Gmail” app in the list and then tap on it.
  • Further, turn ON the toggle button next to the option “Allow Notifications”.

Enable Gmail Notification in Gmail App Settings

Make sure that the notification options are also enabled in the Gmail app settings. In case, if not then you will not receive the Gmail notifications on your OnePlus 9. Here’s how you can do that,

enable notifications gmail settings
  • 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, 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, which is 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.

donot disturb
  • 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.

battery saver mode
  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Battery”.
  • Further, 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 from pushing notifications.

  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • Next, tap “WiFi & Network” and then “SIM & Network” settings.
  • Now, scroll down a bit and tap the “Data Saver” option.
  • Finally, turn OFF the toggle button of the “Use Data Saver”.

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.

clear app cache
  • 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 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
  • Switch OFF your smartphone.
  • To enter into recovery mode, press and hold the Power and Volume UP or Power and Volume Down buttons until you boot into recovery mode successfully.
  • Once in recovery mode, use the volume buttons to switch between different options and the power button to select the desired option.
  • In recovery mode options, select the “Wipe Cache Partition” option.
  • When you are done with it, 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 is 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.

  • 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

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.

How To Update Software of 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

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 should take a complete backup of your important data as it will wipe all the available data on your device.

How To Perform Factory Data Reset
  • 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 OnePlus 9? If yes, then you need to check whether the “Notifications for Gmail app” is enabled on your smartphone. Further, 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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