In the following tutorial, you are going to learn how to Enable or Disable app icon badges and notifications on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Android apps like Facebook have their icon badges floating on the home screen, which can be distracting and irritating, especially if you have too many unread notifications lying there waiting for you to read them. But the issue is simple enough to fix as we are going to show in the guide below regarding How to disable icon notification badges on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones. After following this disable notifications guide you will no longer see notifications and badge icons of Android apps on your Samsung Galaxy S8 devices.
The notification badges on app icons can be really annoying. Some find app icon and badges useful, while others simply don’t find them appealing at all. Luckily, we have just the solution for both set of users. So if you like notification badges on app icons or prefer to keep app icon badges disabled, we have something for you in this post, so keep on reading.
App icon badges on Galaxy S8 and S8+ show the read and unread messages for the respective apps. It appears as a little red circle just above the app icon with the digit indicating the number of unread notifications.
Thankfully, not all Android apps support notification badge, but majority of them do. This gets even more annoying when you see badge hover over an app icon which you don’t visit often or if it doesn’t contain important information. With the method below you will be able to enable or disable notification badges on all apps or selected apps installed on your device.
Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with amazing themes as well as super easy screen mirroring features. Both Galaxy S8/S8+ also have badges that pop up on app icons to indicate missed/unread messages or notifications. But it can get distracting because this feature is not supported by all the apps on new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices. This makes the interface appear untidy as some apps have lingering small red dot showing ever piling unread message badge over app icons while others don’t have this feature.
So here we are with the solution that will enable you to get rid of this inconvenient feature. Samsung hasn’t released anything official in the stock firmware update or in the form an app that can help to address the issue, so we decided to take matter into our hands.
How To Disable App Badge Notifications on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus:
Step 1 – Download Package Disabler Pro (PDP) for Samsung from the Google Play Store. It’s a paid app, if you are aware of any free tool do share in the comments below.
Step 2 – Clear all current app notification badges on icons and then download the PDP Pro from the play store.
Step 3 – Next, type your device password to enable device administration, and then tap on Enable Admin.
Step 4 – Now tap on ‘Activate’ when prompted on the next screen.
Step 5 – Scroll down to locate the Badge Provider and tick the box to enable the features.
That’s it. You have disabled notification badges from app icons on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. If you want to return to the original state, simply uncheck the box in the steps 5 above and re-enable app badge icons.