Google Now Launcher is what makes stock Android stand out, and TouchWiz is what gives the same attribute to Samsung. While TouchWiz offers a simplified UI, there are some features that you can do without. In order to remove red notification badges from the app icons, all you need is a simple trick explained below.
Remove red notification badges from Galaxy devices
Since the feature of displaying notifications is built into the TouchWiz user interface, you can disable it directly. However, doing this does not require you to root your Android device, so begin by heading over to the Settings app.
Open “Application Manager -> All”, scroll through the numerous listings to find the “BadgeProvider” app and open it. Within the BadeProvider app settings, tap on “Force Stop” and then press “Disable”.
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This will stop the red notification badges from your Galaxy device’s home screen and prevent them from appearing in the future. To confirm the change, restart your device and you will notice that the notification badges have now been removed from the app icons.
Unfortunately, disabling BadgeProvider stops the red notification badges completely. Hence, you cannot disable the badges from showing on one or a few apps, so either end them all or keep them all.
Do you find the red notification badges on Samsung Galaxy devices annoying, or actually a necessary addition? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
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