How to Change an App’s Badge Icon Setting on an iPad

iPad notifications come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In fact, you might not even realize that certain features on your iPad are technically notifications. One such feature is the Badge App Icon, which is a small red circle with a number inside of it. This icon appears at the corner of an app’s icon, and lets you know how many notifications are waiting for you.

If you find that you no longer with to see the badge app icon, then you can turn it off. This is a setting for almost every app that uses the feature, and our guide below will show you where to find it by using the App Store as an example.

Our app icon badges tutorial provides additional information about this type of notification on your iPhone or iPad.

Turning a Badge App Icon On or Off for an iPad App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPad 2, in iOS 9.3. Adjusting the setting in the steps below will affect the badge app icon for that specific app. If you wish to modify the badge app icon setting for other apps, then you will need to repeat these steps for the other apps as well.

Step 1: Open the iPad Settings menu.

open the ipad settings menu

Step 2: Select the Notifications option in the column at the left side of the window.

open the notifications menu

Step 3: Tap the app that you wish to change from the list at the right side of the window. I am going to change the badge app icon setting for the App Store in this tutorial.

select the app to adjust

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Badge App Icon to change the setting. The icon will appear when there is green shading around the button. It is hidden when there is no green shading.

turn off the ipad badge app icon

You can adjust many different notification settings for almost all of your apps. For example, you may not wish to see previews of emails on your lock screen. Click here and see how you can adjust this setting to either stop showing previews, or completely stop showing notifications for new email messages.

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