iOS 12.1 : How to remove notification badge from settings icon

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iPhone X/8/7/6 users after upgrading their iPhones to latest iOS 12.1 are facing issue with notifications. The latest iOS 12.1 released by Apple was supposed to fix major bugs of iOS 12 but it seems that even iOS 12.1 now have new set of bugs for iPhone users. iOS 12.1 shows notification badge in settings which iPhone users are unable to remove. The badge icon on settings starts to appear only after iOS 12.1 update on iPhone 6s/iPad Pro.


iOS 12.1 notification badge on settings Pic: reddit.com


The issue with iOS 12.1 is that it will show a notification badge and No apparent notifications are found in settings.  And by no way iPhone users is able to remove notification badge from settings in iOS 12.1. If you go in settings’s through every menu and sub-menu with no notification or cause for the notification. But still there is badge on settings icon in iOS 12.1 for no reasons. Even if you try to restart or hard reboot the phone the settings notification is not going away. It is very difficult for a user’s to know that how to remove notification from iPhone in iOS 12.1.


How to remove setting notification badge in iOS 12.1 and iPhone Xs, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s plus:

Fix: Signout /Sign in from iCloud

One way to remove the notification in iOS 12.is to signing out of  from iCloud with your Apple ID and signing in back again. This way after successful login the notification should go away. Step wise :
1.      Launch the Settings app.
2.     Tap on the Apple ID or You iPhone name shown at the top.
3.     Scroll down and you will find out sing out option->tap on that.
4.     Sign in again with your Apple id.
5.     Restart the iPhone
6.     The notification should be removed from  your iPhone.

Fix 2: Check Factor Authentication settings

After updating to iOS 12.1 it prompts to activate 2 Factor Authentication (2FA), but if you have set your iPhone to a language from a country that doesn’t support Apple Pay, this seems to be a hidden in Settings, but the badge is there. Switch to English as standard language and you’ll be prompted to activate/FA as soon as you enter Settins. Choose ‘not now’, close and switch language back. Now the badge should be gone from setting

Fix 3: Set up a passcode


For many users the issue occurred because iPhone was expecting to setup a passcode after the upgrade. But there was no badge on submenu of settings. The badge is on the screen setting icon. Please try to setup passcode of your iPhone if not already done and check is the badge disappears.

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