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BaseBadges lets you get nerdy with your Home screen’s missed notification badges

When you wake up every morning and see a plethora of missed notification badges sitting on your Home screen, do you ever think to yourself, “man… I wish I could customize those things…”?

If you answered yes to that question, then you’ll be pleased to learn about a new free jailbreak tweak called BaseBadges by iOS developer midey. With this tweak, you can customize the format of your missed notification badges such that they display a variety of bases, notations, and numeral systems!

Colorize your Home screen’s notification badges with BadgeColors

As your iPhone accumulates missed notifications, the icons on your Home screen become littered with little red dots indicating the number of missed notifications you have. Apple calls these red dots notification badges.

There’s no way to customize how notification badges look on a stock device, but if you’re jailbroken, then you can take advantage of a new jailbreak tweak called BadgeColors by iOS developer Cole Cabral.

How to hide notification badges on iPhone app icons

Home Screen iPhone with Badges

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, task that’s due, or a comment on a Facebook post.

But, there are apps that display the badge unnecessarily. 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.

AppColorBadges colorizes your notification badges to match your app icons

If you wake up every morning to several unread notifications, then you probably know what it’s like to have a Home screen littered with unsightly red notification badges. Over the years, I’ve seen people refer to the experience as having a bevy of little red eyes staring back at you, and it's not difficult to understand why.

Anyone looking for a subtler way to acknowledge their apps' unread notifications might enjoy new free jailbreak tweak dubbed AppColorBadges by iOS developer Cole Cabral. This tweak color-matches your badge notifications to the app icons they sit on top of.

Animate your notification badges with BlinkBadge

If you’re not gluing your eyes to your iPhone all day long, then chances are you unlock your device to a plethora of notification badges from time to time.

On a stock device, the badges sit there and do nothing until you open the app to ackowledge them, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called BlinkBadge by iOS developer NeinZedd9, you can animate them to make things more exciting.

This tweak also clears app icon badges when clearing notifications from Notification Center

One of the pet peeves I’ve always had as an iOS user is that when I clear notifications from Notification Center, the badges remain on the Home screen app icons, requiring me to manually dismiss the badges after I already went through the process to dismiss the notification in Notification Center.

A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Pigeon by iOS developer ridn eliminates this tedious problem by automatically updating the icon badge number after you cleared notifications via Notification Center.

ColorMeBaddge can be used to colorize your Home screen’s notification badges

On any stock installation of iOS, every one of your notification badges are going to be red and contain white-colored text that usually indicates the number of missed notifications in the app. To me, that seems a little boring, and a developer named midey seems to agree, as he’s just released a new free jailbreak tweak called ColorMeBaddge.

With this tweak, you can colorize all of your Home screen’s notification badges in pretty much any way you choose, but the best feature is being able to automatically colorize your notification badges based on the dominant color of the application icon in question.

How to clear an incorrect unread email count badge on the Mail app

If you use the stock Mail application on your iPhone or iPad, you may have experienced a mysterious occurrence where the Mail app icon will display a red badge telling you there are unread emails when there actually aren't any. No matter what you do, it seems that up can't clear that inaccurate number of unread emails.

The Mail app is no stranger to weird bugs, so let me reassure you here, phantom unread emails aren't taking over your iPhone or iPad. In this post, I will share with you a few options to fix an incorrect unread count, and hopefully put an end to it all.

EasyClear: the only 3D Touch notification clearing tweak you’ll ever need

Those rocking a jailbreak that have been looking for the perfect all-in-one 3D Touch notification-clearing tweak for their iOS device(s) need not look any further than a new jailbreak tweak release called EasyClear, which is now available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.49.

This tweak makes use of the 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to let you dismiss notifications universally throughout iOS. Whether it be a badge on an app icon from the Home screen, or one or more notifications from Notification Center.

Temporarily clear app icon badges with BadgeCleaner

If you're like me, then you probably get several notification badges on your Home screen app icons all the time because people want to talk to you or because apps want to share stuff with you.

Unfortunately, if you launch the app just to get rid of the badge, the notification is gone for good and you might forget to look at it later.

Available now to solve this problem is a new free jailbreak tweak called BadgeCleaner, which can be had from Cydia's BigBoss repository. This tweak lets you easily clear app badges without dismissing the notifications the app might have waiting for you.

Goodges: a tweak that replaces badge notifications with labels

Goodges is a new jailbreak tweak that lets you swap out app icon badges for app icon labels. In other words, the tweak is designed to showcase a label notifying you of pending notifications, instead of the traditional badge.

If you find app icon badges to be unsightly, then Goodges is a free tweak that you should consider. It allows you to see pending notifications for specific apps, without being subjected to the ugly badges that litter your Home screen.