iPad Mail Notification Problem: Missing Alerts for New Mail

A visitor recently sent me this question:

I am trying to get my iPad to give me an alert when email comes. The
alert comes if there is email waiting when I activate my iPad. But I
do not get the alert if the email comes when my iPad is sleeping. Is
there a “switch” that will cause the alert to come immediately when it
is available?

The solution to this problem is in the notifications settings. Here’s how to set the alert for new mail.

Go to Settings > Notifications
Look for Mail in Notification Center. If Mail is not in Notifications, add it from the list of apps below and choose the Alert style you want for mail.

About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons