Clear Your iOS App Icons Badges with BadgeClear

By , Aug 5, 2011

BadgleClear is a new jailbreak application, and I’d put in the same category as No Badges and No Folder Badges. Just like its name implies, BadgeClear will clean up your iPhone or iPad apps icons badge notifications at the tap of a button.

Unlike the 2 apps mentioned above, BadgeClear actually lets you choose what badges you want to clear up. Simply bring your icons to wiggle mode (tap and hold), then tap any badges you wish to remove. BadgeClear will even clean out all the icon badges inside Folders if you tap a Folder’s badge…

I kinda like the idea of BadgeClear, but I find it cumbersome to always have to “manually” select what badges you want to clear.

You know what would make this app perfect to me? If it could let me select what apps can or cannot show a badge on my springboard. For example, I could tweak the settings so that the Mail app always displays how many unread emails I have, and at the same time I could make sure the Facebook app never displays any badge icon. Now this is something I’d use.

BadgeClear is available in Cydia for the price of $0.99. Looks like something you’d use?

Update: Some of you in the comments mention turning badge notification OFF in Settings > Notifications > XYZ App. I am well aware of this. This works for push notifications but it doesn’t work in the case of non-push notifications. For example, my Facebook app is set to NOT push notifications. But if I launch the app and I have 5 unread messages, a badge will appear showing the number 5 on my Facebook app icon, unless of course I read those 5 messages. There is no way around this so far.

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  • Dane

    The only app I would use this on is app store. I have update hider which keeps me from updating apps I don’t want to and it does clear the badges temporarily but for some reason they always come back even though the updates are still hidden

  • bram

    Just disable the Facebook badges in the push notification section in Settings. :’)

    You’re welcome.

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      I updated the post. Please read my update.

  • Dane

    And a FYI. You can turn some badges off for specific apps by going into notifications in settings. You can’t do it for any default apps but I know facebook is in there since you mentioned it.

  • Irha

    Is this a one time clear operation? I might actually have some use for this, as my Talkatone client has been showing a badge and I can’t for the life of me figure out why (I went to all the pages and touched all the items, still it doesn’t take the badge away).

  • Johari

    I think springtomize has this option where you tap twice to clear the badges…..

  • ur mother

    dude what is your theme. its sweet

  • Robes

    what theme for the icons are you using?

  • Steve

    Third question about your kick ass icon theme! What’s it called?

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      It’s not my theme. It’s a screenshot from the app description in Cydia.

      • Robes

        is there anyway we can find out what the name of these icons are?

  • http://iphoneblogr.com Jared

    FYI, there is another app called “Badges” and it’s free(been out for quite some time) and it does more than this app, yet this app costs $0.99, what a joke.

    • Dane

      Thanks for mentioning that. I just installed it and works good

  • Robes

    FOUND IT!! the ICON layout is called InPulse =)

    • ur mother

      nice thanks dude

    • http://www.twitter.com/bkellyfun/ Bradley Kelly

      Thanks :)

  • Steve

    Is it a Winterboard theme Robes?

    • ur mother

      yes

  • Andy

    Does it work with IconRename?

  • amaan

    can u jus tel me … the name of this icon theme which is shown in video ..

    • http://www.twitter.com/bkellyfun/ Bradley Kelly

      He has in the comments!

  • Steve

    amaan – it’s called InPulse. Why am I writing this? If he didn’t read it the first time, I doubt he’ll read it now… ;)

  • Amaan

    :)