The steps in this article are going to show you how to quickly mark all of your mail as read in the Reddit inbox on the iPhone app.
- Open the Reddit app.
- Touch the Inbox tab at the bottom-right of the screen.
- Tap the three dots icon at the top-right.
- Select the Mark all inbox tabs as read option.
Most of the apps on your iPhone, such as the Mail app, will show a red circle with a number on it when there’s something that needs your attention. For example, that circle might appear on the Mail app when your Google Gmail account has new emails that you haven’t read. These notifications are called badge app icons and, while they are useful, can also be annoying.
There are other places where you may see similar notifications, including on the Inbox tab in the Reddit app. That notification indicates that you have an unread message in your inbox that requires your attention.
However, sometimes that red circle won’t go away, even when all of your messages are read, or you simply may have a lot of messages that you don’t want to read.
Our guide below is going to show you a quick way to edit this display by marking all of your inbox tabs as read.
How to Clear the Number on the Inbox Tab on the Reddit iPhone App
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3.1. This will also work on other Apple iPhone and iPad models using the most current version of the Reddit app.
Step 1: Open the Reddit app.
Step 2: Select the Inbox icon at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the menu button (the one with three dots) at the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Choose the Mark all inbox tabs as read option at the bottom of the screen.
This will apply the “Mark as read” setting to your inbox tabs, which should clear the red number letting you know that there are unread messages.
Note that I am using dark mode in Reddit in the images above so your screens may look a little different if you are in light mode.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.