I have noticed the new version of Android has notification dots.

The new multicolor dots I find frustrating. I would prefer if I could set one color for all notification dots(like red for example).


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....we even extract the color of the dot from your icon.

So, not possible

  • Even with root?
    – William
    Feb 19, 2018 at 16:33
  • I haven't found anything with root on XDA
    – beeshyams
    Feb 19, 2018 at 16:41
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    I think theoretically a solution with Xposed could be viable as well. If you use it.
    – Namnodorel
    Feb 19, 2018 at 22:38
  • I prefer notification dots with respect to app icon color. In my stock moto launcher, it showed only in single color(light green), so I changed launcher to Nova launcher, which is now shows based on app icon color.
    – Rahul Gopi
    Feb 20, 2018 at 5:39
  • @Namnodorel Now that P is out I'll probably upgrade to that now which I don't believe has xposed support.
    – William
    Oct 8, 2018 at 14:02

In complement to what beeshyams reply:


As of now, you can't change Oreo Notification dots colors in AOSP, starting from Android 8.0, native Notification Dot color depends on its app icon colors.

I said AOSP, because some mobile manufactures are using their own UI apps (Launcher/ Theme apps etc... ), thus they can control Notification dots like Nova Launcher.


You can use Nova Launcher Prime with TeslaUnread. with its built-in notification dots (also with number of notifications) and you can change and choose a constant color too.

  • Unfortunately the option of Notification badges is not available in the free version.


This example is using Numeric Badges, you can change the Numeric Badges to None, Dynamic Badges or Dots as seen in Android O.

  • Unfortunately this is unread count and not badge color you are changing.
    – William
    Oct 8, 2018 at 14:01

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