When you scan the notification panel in your Samsung Galaxy smartphone day by day, all these crimson circles with numbers that litter the apps on your property display screen and app drawer can really feel like persistent nagging and pointless muddle slightly than pleasant reminders to test your app alerts — however you are able to do one thing about it.

To rid your self of these anxiety-inducing fixed reminders that you just’re failing to provide your apps the eye they crave, you may merely disguise all notification counts or disable the crimson dots fully.

Since Android 8 (Oreo) with Samsung Expertise, we have been in a position to change how badge app icons work on the house display screen and app drawer, and it just about works the identical method now that we’re as much as Android 12 (Snow Cone) with OneUI. Plus, it really works regardless of which Samsung Galaxy mannequin you’ve got, whether or not that is an S9, S10, S20, S21, S22, Z Fold, Z Fold 2, Z Fold 3, Z Flip, Z Flip 3, Observe 9, Observe 10, Observe 20, or one other mannequin, resembling these from the A, F, J, and M sequence.

To Disable App Icon Badges Completely

In case your Samsung Galaxy smartphone runs Android 11 or 12, open the Settings app and head into the “Notifications” menu. Then, faucet “Superior settings” and toggle off the “App icon badges” change.

For an older Galaxy mannequin working Android 8, 9, or 10, you additionally go to the “Notifications” menu in Settings, however you could find and change off “App icon badges” with out opening one other menu.

Alternatively, you may change it off from:

  • Settings –> Search, then discover and choose “App icon badges.” (Android 8–12)
  • Settings –> Residence display screen. (Android 11–12)
  • Settings –> Show –> Residence display screen. (Android 8–10)
  • Lengthy-press a clean area on the house display screen, then faucet “Settings” or “Residence display screen settings.” (Android 8–12)
  • Faucet the vertical ellipsis within the app drawer, then faucet “Settings” or “Residence display screen settings.” (Android 8–12)

If you return to your property display screen or app drawer, the entire intrusive overlay notification icons for apps will not be there.

To Take away Unread Counts from App Icon Badges

As a substitute of eradicating app icon badges fully from your property display screen and app drawer, you may disguise the quantity within the badges in an effort to’t see what number of unread notifications you’ve got.

To take action, faucet anyplace on the “App icon badges” menu merchandise besides its toggle, and you will see extra choices. Then, change the badge model from displaying numbers to “Dot” (on Android 10–12) or “Present with out quantity” (on Android 8–9).

Your app icons will now show a extra refined dot-style badge when unread notifications are current, and the quantity indicating what number of unread alerts there are shall be nowhere in sight.

To View Notifications from an App’s Icon

If you wish to see the latest notification for an app on your property display screen or app drawer, toggle on the “Notifications on app icons” change in the identical “App icon badges” menu. Then, everytime you long-press the app’s icon, you may see the newest unread alert, and you may faucet to view it.

This works whether or not you’ve got badges with unread counts, badges with out numbers, or no badges in any respect.

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