How to turn off annoying app badges on your iPhone, iPad or iPod without a jailbreak.

Notifications on iOS are of the novel sort, believe it or not. Well, it’s not necessary for unique things to be likable. Yes, I agree that notification handling in iOS is one one of the worst things about having an iPhone. You cannot have them grouped all together, and if you appear to be a popular social media personality or even simply someone with a substantial amount of followers or you are a businessperson having a lot of e-mail doing daily, then having an iDevice can be a nightmare to you.

Ugly iOS Lockscreen Notifications

I remember a video that went viral some years ago, maybe during the time when iOS 8 was in play. It featured a famous Instagram personality displaying an iPhone which was getting fired by notifications as if the notifications were bullets. The caption said, “This is what happens when you’re a famous Instagram model and have an iPhone.”, maybe.

Well, the notifications also kind of disrupt the look of the springboard by showing ugly red badges over the app icons. For instance, I have a lot of e-mails unread in my account. So this is how my home screen with the badges look.

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As for some people, they don’t know much about getting around iOS or are simply new to the ecosystem. So here’s guidance. Here’s how to disable the ugly app badges on your iPhone. Well, keep in mind that you’ll have to do this for every app you like to turn badges off. Also, keep in mind that there isn’t any option to turn badges off for all the apps at once. So, if you want to do this for all the apps, you gotta turn them off one by one.

Although, the process is extremely simple.


  1. Go to Settings – Notifications.
  2. Tap on the app from all the apps listed for which you want to turn the badges off for.
  3. Disable the label named as Badge App Icon.

That’s it. It’s just a three-step process to get yourself rid of that vexatious little red blob from your springboard.

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