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Clear App Notification Badges Instantly On Your iPad Using BadgeClear [Jailbreak Tweak]

August 10, 2011  |  iPad Tweaks  |  Share

BadgeClear for iOS

The introduction of the notification functionality was one among the many good things that happened to iDevices lately. From notifications about incoming calls to notifications about the available updates to your presently installed apps, it does it all. A part of the notification functionality is the notification badge. I am talking about the red circle with numbers inside them, which sometimes appears at the top right corner of app icons such as the mail app, message app, app store, etc.,

These round symbols notify the user about number of things that are pending, or mails or messages that are unread, or things that can be updated, etc., The purpose served by these little round symbols is justified, and I personally feel that these notification badges are very useful.

However, say you own an iPad. The beautiful, sleek device with an attractive large screen. Everything on the screen so neatly arranged with the wallpaper in the background and the well spaced icons. Well, you know what i am talking about. Now, if a notification badge appears on top of an icon, some may consider it to be a spoiler of iPad’s beauty.

If you are are one of those persons who finds the notification badge annoying, you may find this app particularly useful. iOS, natively provides no option to turn off notification badges. The only option left is to turn to a Cydia tweak. Your iPad needs to be jailbroken for this, of course.

The app which comes to the rescue is called BadgeClear!. This app is extremely easy to use. Once the app has been installed we can get started with removing the notification badges. Tap and hold any icon on the springboard and all the app icons will start to jiggle. This usually is done to rearrange te icons or to delete any app, but with BadgeClear installed you will now also be able to remove notification badges. The badges have to be removed one at a time though. Tap on the badge which you want to remove and a pop up asks for a confirmation. Once you tap ‘ok’, the jobs done. Now move on to the rest of the badges.

This app is available for $0.99 in Cydia through the BigBoss repo.

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