Android: Change Email Ringtone Notification Sound

The notification sound my Android device was making every time I received an email message was annoying. I had to change the ringtone. Here’s how it’s done.

Stock Email App

  1. Open the “Email” app.
  2. Select the “Menu” button located at the upper-left corner.
  3. Choose “Settings“.
  4. Select the email address associated with the account for which you want to modify notifications.
  5. Do any of the following:
    • Check “Email notifications” to enable notifications or uncheck it to disable all notifications.
    • Select “Choose ringtone” to change the sound that plays when an email arrives.
    • Check or uncheck “Vibrate” to enable or disable vibration when an email arrives.

Gmail App

  1. Open the “Gmail” app.
  2. Select the “Menu” button located at the upper-left corner.
  3. Choose “Settings“.
  4. Select the email address associated with the account for which you want to modify notifications.
  5. Do any of the following:
    • Check “Email notifications” to enable notifications or uncheck it to disable all notifications.
    • Select “Inbox sound & vibrate” to set “Sound” and/or “Vibrate” when an email arrives.

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