Get rid of those pesky app icon badges with Clear Badges

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When it comes to getting rid of those little red bubbles that hover over your app icons, there’s been no shortage of options in Cydia. Let’s see, there was BadgeClear, BadgeRemover and No Badges, to name a few.

But unfortunately, most of these tweaks either haven’t been updated for iOS 6 or cost money, making them non-options for a lot of folks. And that’s where the new jailbreak package Clear Badges comes in…

The tweak itself is dead simple. It doesn’t have an icon, and there are no options to configure. Simply install it from Cydia, go to your home screen, and put your apps in wiggle mode by long-tapping one of them.

Once the icons are wiggling, you can get rid of any badge by double-tapping it. And for those of you who don’t want to remove each badge individually, there’s a compatible ‘Clear All’ SBSettings toggle available.

I know there’s nothing groundbreaking here. Springtomize 2—and I’m sure other tweaks—do the exact same thing. But for those looking for a free, iOS 6-compatible badge-deleter, this is as good an option as any.

If you’re interested, you can find Clear Badges in Cydia, in the Big Boss repo. And again it’s free.