Tired of those niggling red badges on your iPhone and iPad apps reminding you of, say, new stories in your Facebook feed, or that you haven’t played Candy Crush in awhile?

iOS 7 badge notification setting

Too many red badges on your iPhone’s or iPad’s home screen? Just flick the “Badge App Icon” setting to “off”.

Good news: it’s easy to turn off any annoying alert badges on your iPhone’s or iPad’s home screen, provided you know where to look.

  • Tap the Settings icon on your iPhone home screen, then tap Notifications. Once you do, you’ll find two lists of apps; the first list (“Include”) covers all the apps that appear in the iOS Notification Center, while the second list (“Do Not Include”) ticks off the apps that…well, aren’t in Notification Center.
  • Now, let’s say you want to turn off the red badge for the iOSs Facebook app. Scroll through both Notification lists until you find the entry for Facebook, then tap it.
  • To zap the badge, just switch the “Badge App Icon” setting to off.

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