I hate missing notifications or leave many of them unread. A few days ago, when I opened the notification of an application, the application (the notification) was still on my iPhone.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, the first thing to do is to force the application to close: swipe up from the bottom of your phone screen and swipe up to close it . This solved the problem for some iPhone users. If the notification is still blocked in the
1. Restart your device
Some iPhone users have been able to get rid of blocked notification badge counters from an app by simply restarting their devices. You should do the same and check if it works for you. To turn off your iPhone, press and hold the power button and the volume up / down button, and move the “ Slide to turn off ” slider to the right. Switch your device back on and check if the notification badges no longer appear on the relevant application.
2. Update the applications
If restarting your device does not clear the app notifications, you may want to update the app (s). It did the trick for me when the notification badge on the Slack app on my iPhone did not disappear despite opening and reading the notifications. Launch the App Store on your device and update the application whose notification refuses to disappear.
If the notification badge counter still appears on the application icon after updating, restart your device.
3. Check the settings of the notification badge
You can also get an application’s notification badge to disappear by disabling and reactivating the application’s badge notification settings. Here’s how.
Step 1: Launch the iPhone Settings menu and scroll down to select the relevant application.
2nd step: Select Notifications.
Step 3: Deactivate the Badges option and reactivate it.
Now go back to the home page and check if the app notification badge is still stuck on the app icon.
4. Change application notification settings
If notifications or badges are still blocked on the icon of an application or in the N
Step 1: Launch the Settings menu and select the application with the notification problem.
2nd step: Select Notifications.
Step 3: Disable the Allow notifications option.
Step 4: Restart your iPhone, repeat steps 1 to 3 and re-enable the Allow notifications option.
5. Reset all parameters
An effective way to fix certain bugs, errors or malware that will not leave your iPhone alone is to reset the device. Some iPhone users have been able to fix the problem of notification badges that won’t go away by resetting their devices.
If the notification badge counter stays on the app icon after applying the troubleshooting methods mentioned above, reset your iPhone settings.
Step 1: Launch the iPhone Settings menu and select General.
2nd step: Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Reset.
Step 3: Then select “Reset all settings”.
Step 4: Enter your device password to complete the process.
Note: When you reset all settings on your iPhone, your personal data (for example, photos, music, apps, etc.) will not be affected. However, you will lose all network related settings (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) and other system configurations like sound and display settings, layout of the home screen, etc.
6. Update iOS
At least one of the five (5) fixes mentioned above should have helped remove the notification badge on the application concerned. Otherwise, you need to update your iPhone operating system, if there are any pending updates. To update your iPhone’s iOS to the latest version, launch the Settings menu and go to General> Software update> Download and install.
7. Ignore notifications in the app
It is also relevant to indicate that to get rid of the notification badge counter of an application, you may have to manually close / ignore the notification (s) in the application itself. I was once able to get rid of the Slack notification badge using this method.
Launch the app and check its notification section or settings menu to see if there is an option to ignore unread messages / notifications / texts.
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Last updated June 5, 2020
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