How to Hide Red App Store Badge on iPhone and iPad

Can't bear with the glaring app badge icon? You can completely disable/hide App Store badge icon on your iPhone and iPad if you find it useless or seem to get distracted by it. Read on to find out how to turn off this ever prickling icon on your iOS device.

The App Store badge icon shows the number of pending updates. It, sort of, reminds you that you need to update the apps. But at times the glaring red icon might annoy you or seem to be too prickling for your eyes. If that’s the case with you, disable App Store badge icon on your iPhone and iPad.

Why just App Store, you can completely turn off the app badge icon of any app on your iOS device. The process is pretty simple and same for every app. Let’s find out how it works!

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How to Hide Red App Store Badge on iPhone and iPad

How to Turn Off App Store Badge Icon on iPhone and iPad

Even if badge icon has been disabled, you will continue to get updates from respective apps. But you will have to dive into App Store to check out how many updates are waiting in the wings.

Step #1. Open Settings app and then tap on Notifications.

Tap on Settings Then Notifications on iPhone

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Step #3. Next, tap on App Store.

Tap on App Store in Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Turn off the switch next to Badge App Icon.

Turn Off App Store Badge Icon on iPhone

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That’s all there is to it! Now, quit Settings and go back to the Home screen. Check out App Store; there won’t be badge icon.

There is another way to keep App Store badge icon at bay. But for it, you will have to turn on Automatic Updates. Settings → iTunes & App Store → turn on Updates switch under Automatic Downloads.

If you don’t want auto-update to use your cellular data, make sure to turn off the switch for Use Mobile Data.

Your Turn:

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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