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I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2 JellyBean.

When I get notifications in SMS or from Facebook, I see a red notification with number (notification badges) on the application icon on home screen.

Is there a way to stop that? I stopped all notifications from Facebook app but I still get notification badges on home screen.

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  • I have yet to find a way to do this with Touchwiz based ROMs I'm afriad. You could use an alternative launcher, and disable it (it is disabled in Nova Launcher by default). Or if you have root you could look for an Xposed Module, again though I haven't fond any of those either.
    – RossC
    Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 12:27

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I found this article that explains how to disable it on the Galaxy Note i717. I don't have a SG phone but I imagine the solution would be similar for yours.

  1. Go to Settings > Manage Applications > swipe laterally through the top tabs until you reach "All"
  2. Scroll down to locate BadgeProvider and tap on it
  3. Click on the Disable button and confirm that you would like it disabled.

This will disable all badge notifications as there is no per-app setting interface.

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  • Yape. That does it :) Its doesn't remove badegs already there but it does prevent new badges notification to appear. Thanks
    – RoyZo
    Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 5:10
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    This sounds like disabling badges for all apps (incl. e.g. Messaging/SMS). Too bad there is no disabling per app like there is for notifications. Commented May 2, 2014 at 11:39
  • @DanielSparing that was not what the OP requested, so I didn't think to make any special note that it was a global setting. But you're right, it disables all badges.
    – filoxo
    Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 22:26
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    One additional point that I would like to make is that the users have to scroll right 4 times to reach the "ALL" tab where they can find the "BadgeProvider" service. At first, it wasn't obvious to me so I thought I didn't have that option. Glad I found it, so happy!! Commented Aug 7, 2015 at 14:42
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    Unfortunately it seems that this does not work on the Galaxy S6, at least with Marshmallow. The BadgeProvider service cannot be disabled.
    – msridhar
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 0:52

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