Tips & Tricks

Galaxy S8 Tip: How to clear unread notification badges from app icons

The default app launcher on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ can show unread notification badges on respective app icons. This makes it easier for users to know which apps have notifications that they haven’t checked out yet. However, it can also get pretty annoying when apps bombard users with useless notifications,

It’s quite easy, actually, to clear notification badges from app icons without opening the corresponding app. You just need to long press the app icon (either from the home screen or from the dedicated app drawer), and a pop-up menu will appear. Click on Clear Badge option from the menu, and you’re done!

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Tip - Clear App Badge

You can read more tips and tricks related to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ here.

 

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Fallon94
Fallon94

What’s the check mark notification in the top left for?

Fallon94
Fallon94

The one on the far left

EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

I really hope the S9 (or Note8) would implement a full-screen 3D Touch. That way, you’d only need to tap the screen harder but shortly in order to see the popup to clear badge. And just hope other options will also come out like the iPhone 6s +

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

in order to press harder you need make contact on the screen for longer… in other words long press. that’s why to long press on iOS now is a ridiculously long time compared to android because it needs to think about whether you’re trying to 3D touch or long press. I thought 3D touch was awesome, until I tried to use and it was more annoying that useful. you have to really think about your actions, which is not well implemented tech.

madvinegar
madvinegar

Just please be aware that this method just clears the badge. It does not mark the messages as “read”.

afunnynut
afunnynut

Badges and notifications are just broken on S8