How to Hide Red Notification Badge from App Icons on iPhone or iPad

Whenever I launch onto the Home screen of my iOS device, I wish to see the screen wearing a clean interface. With red alerts from several apps shouting for immediate attention I, kind of, get annoyed more often than not. Without any exaggeration, those pending alerts seem to imply that I have a ton of work left to do immediately. I guess some of you might have crossed this path as well. Luckily, disabling red notification badge from apps on iPhone or iPad is a hassle-free task.

Unfortunately, there is no way to turn off red badge icons of all the apps at once. Therefore, you will have to repeat the process for each of the apps you don’t want badge icon from.

How to Hide Red Badge Alerts from Apps on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on Notifications.

Tap on Settings then Notifications on iPhone

Step #3. Next, you need to select the app which badge icon you want to disable.

Tap on App Name in Notifications Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Finally, turn off the switch next to Badge App Icon.

Hide Red Notification Badge from App Icons on iPhone or iPad

That’s all there is to it!

Henceforth, the red badge alert won’t appear on this app icon. You can follow these same steps to prevent red badge alerts from appearing on most apps on your device.

If you ever want to revert to the default option, simply follow the above steps and toggle on the Badge App Icon switch.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.