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    Default red badges

    It does for me, because I can't get rid of em'.
    Last edited by motoleo; 05-18-2012 at 12:55 PM.
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    Settings > Notifications > [desired app] > Badge App Icon > OFF
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    It does for me, because I can't get rid of em'.
    Can you not just go to Settings-Notifications and then remove the badge notifications from the list of apps that are displayed?


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    They don't bother me much except I feel that when I dismiss something from Notification Center, the badge should disappear as well
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    I wonder if the OP is referring to the red badges you get that can't be removed when you get an iOS update alert to your phone, or for an app that you don't wish to apply the update to because you don't like the changes.

    Those are the ones that bug the ish outta me indeed!! I currently have the stupid iOS notification red "1" yea yea I know there's an update I don't effin want it!! Lol.

    Now if it's just for txs/emails/missed call ones - then no those ones don't bug me
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    mine show up as a blue number.lol just kidding its the theme i have installed
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    This surely goes without saying, but...if you're jailbroken you can control/get rid of/customize any and all badges in a number of ways.
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    Well the thing is, when I download an app, I don't like being asked constantly,

    "Would you like to recieve notification badges?"

    Some apps don't allow you to choose, but then, when the notification badges come, there's no way to awknowledge that you've seen them. You go inside the app and say:

    OK....

    OK.............

    (How do you turn the notification off?)

    OK!!!!!

    And then you come out of the app, and the same red badge with the 4 is still there. Leaving you wondering why they're there and why it isn't obvious. And why they can't be turned off.

    So, Settings.app is the solution to this, but only after it happens to you. Because you don't want to automatically disable every one, you still hold out hope for the ones that are used in the correct manner.

    So yes, they annoy me. But only when they are used inproperly. I don't mind seeing an app with a badge that says 367, (I have seen that before) as long as I can clear it out once I get into it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    I wonder if the OP is referring to the red badges you get that can't be removed when you get an iOS update alert to your phone, or for an app that you don't wish to apply the update to because you don't like the changes.

    Those are the ones that bug the ish outta me indeed!! I currently have the stupid iOS notification red "1" yea yea I know there's an update I don't effin want it!! Lol.

    Now if it's just for txs/emails/missed call ones - then no those ones don't bug me
    I actually found a way to get rid of those!! It's a combination of turning off cellular and Wi-Fi and loading the app without being connected to the Internet that clears it out. Once you come out of the app the badge will be gone. And it works beautifully as long as you don't go back into the app.
    Last edited by motoleo; 05-18-2012 at 09:58 PM.
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    They drive me nuts. I turn them off for everything but the phone, gmail, and texts.
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    I turn them off for everything except mail, phone and messages. Especially hate them on the App Store and Settings.app which I have turned off.
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    The only thing that bothers me about them is that I always feel compelled to check them. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistah_mumford View Post
    The only thing that bothers me about them is that I always feel compelled to check them. Lol
    Your not the only one... Atleast its not a flashing light at the top of the phone....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    They don't bother me much except I feel that when I dismiss something from Notification Center, the badge should disappear as well
    exactly! as of late i have been curious how the process of turning ALL badges OFF would work and rely solely on sounds and checking my NC 21359 times a day

    anyone out there have all of their badges turned OFF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistah_mumford View Post
    The only thing that bothers me about them is that I always feel compelled to check them. Lol
    I hear ya.

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    If jail broken, there are a number of tweaks available to let you turn off badges by putting an app or folder into jiggly mode, and to turn off AppStore badges, and to turn off iOS update badges. Those were the ones that most bothered me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    They don't bother me much except I feel that when I dismiss something from Notification Center, the badge should disappear as well
    I feel the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    Settings > Notifications > [desired app] > Badge App Icon > OFF
    Agreed.
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    I just wish that when you installed a new app, it would toggle all notifications on or off, not just push. I automatically say no to pretty much every new app's notification prompt when I start it up for the first time, but often they'll still have the tomato splats (badges), or lock screen, or any of the other ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    Settings > Notifications > [desired app] > Badge App Icon > OFF
    You asked below if anyone has their badge icons all of them turned off and NO I don't but if the settings icon was included which I have not looked I would have liked to have turned that off showing me that I had the 5.1.1 software update I had to stare at.

    In the IOS 5 forum I had posed that question and more people than not adviced me to do the update because it was stable so I did yesterday. It took a whole 15 mins. if that and I am glad I did because my OS seems stable so far and now I am charging my battery since I just got home to 100% and keeping an eye on it although yesterday I did alot and the battery meter did not move as much as usual, it seems when I am on wifi at home or work is when it really goes down, just thought I would throw that in...Sorry for the long answer.

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    They bug me and I'll do whatever updates necessary to clear them. Except of course the iOS 5.1.1 update. I'll leave it alone and clear it out once the untethered jailbreak is released. I'll live with that badge until that time comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    You asked below if anyone has their badge icons all of them turned off and NO I don't but if the settings icon was included which I have not looked I would have liked to have turned that off showing me that I had the 5.1.1 software update I had to stare at.

    In the IOS 5 forum I had posed that question and more people than not adviced me to do the update because it was stable so I did yesterday. It took a whole 15 mins. if that and I am glad I did because my OS seems stable so far and now I am charging my battery since I just got home to 100% and keeping an eye on it although yesterday I did alot and the battery meter did not move as much as usual, it seems when I am on wifi at home or work is when it really goes down, just thought I would throw that in...Sorry for the long answer.

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    so are you satisfied with your update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    Settings > Notifications > [desired app] > Badge App Icon > OFF
    most useful thing I've read all day
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    Yes it is. Very annoying
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    Default Re: Do those red badges annoy you?

    I updated my iphone 4s to os6, but I still have the red (number 1) notification!! How can I get rid of it, I tried restoring the phone but can't get rid of it...anyone knows how to fix this?
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    Default Re: Do those red badges annoy you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo Garay View Post
    I updated my iphone 4s to os6, but I still have the red (number 1) notification!! How can I get rid of it, I tried restoring the phone but can't get rid of it...anyone knows how to fix this?
    Did you turn off badge icons for the app where your number one is showing?
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