How to hide notification badges on iPhone app icons

Notification badges can be a useful way to stay up-to-date with the latest activity on your iPhone or iPad apps, but sometimes they can become overwhelming and distracting.

If you’re looking for a way to declutter your home screen and remove those annoying notification badges, this article show you how to remove the red circular number badges from app icons.

Remove red app badges from iPhone Home Screen

With some apps like email, to-do lists, or social media, that little red notification badge on the app icon comes in handy. You can see at a quick glance when there is something to check out, like a new message, a task that’s due, or a comment on a Facebook post.

But, there are apps that display the badge unnecessarily and pollute the Home Screen. Maybe it’s a game showing that your lives are restored or a wallpaper app letting you know new backgrounds have been added. Whatever the case, you likely have some apps with the red notification badge that you don’t care to see.

Hide the red notification badges on iPhone and iPad

1) Open Settings and select Notifications.

Note: For each app, you can see which notifications are enabled right beneath the app’s name.

Settings Notifications App

2) Tap the app you want to hide the badge for.

3) Slide the Badge App Icon button from green to white.

hide notification badges iphone

That’s it!

You’ll notice other options within the app Notifications screen. You can disable notifications completely by sliding the Allow Notifications button at the top.

You can also disable Sounds, Show on Lock Screen, Show in History, and Show as Banners. And for those banners, you can choose from Temporary (banners come and go) or Persistent (banners remain on the screen until you acknowledge them).

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