How to remove badges (red circles) on application icons on iPhone


Mobile device owners are familiar with the so-called badges (stickers) – red circles with a notification counter displayed over application icons. They are very convenient when it comes to frequently used programs (social networks, e-mail, etc.).

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With just a glimpse of your screen, you know that someone has sent you a message, commented on a post on Facebook, or liked it on Instagram. However, there are a number of applications where notification badges are unnecessary (for example, a wallpaper app that notifies you when new images are available) and only clutter up the screen. The red icon over the ever-increasing number can be annoying and distracting, but luckily it can be turned off.

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How to hide notification badges (red circles) on iPhone or iPad

Hiding notification badges is easy. Moreover, you can do this for each individual application.

1. Open the application “Settings” and select a section “Notifications”… Here, under the name of each app, you’ll see which notifications are enabled for that app. Inscription “Stickers” indicates an activated option that allows notification badges to be placed on icons.

2. Tap the name of the application for which you want to disable notification badges.

How to remove badges (red circles) on application icons on iPhone

3. Set the switch “Stickers” into position Off

How to remove badges (red circles) on application icons on iPhone

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How to remove badges (red circles) on application icons on iPhone

In section “Notifications” other options are available. You can turn off all notifications completely by moving the slider opposite “Admitting notifications”… You can also disable “Sounds” and “Banner display”… For banners, you can choose the display style “Temporarily” (notifications will appear on the screen and then disappear) or “Constantly” (notifications will appear on the screen and stay there until you read them).

When notification badges are enabled for each app, there is a risk that the desired notification will get lost among the abundance of red icons. In order not to miss a really important notification, just turn off badges where you don’t need them.

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