How to get rid of red dot in Settings (iOS6 update reminder)

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by karansaraf, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    I've got an iPhone 4 with iOS5 that I have no plans to upgrade to iOS 6, as it would slow down the phone far too much.

    However, my settings app constantly has the red dot with a (1) on it, to remind me that an update is available to update my iOS to version 6.

    Is there any way I can get rid of it?
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Updating is the only way to get rid of it (without jailbreaking).

    There have been plenty of iPhone 4 users that have said that iOS 6 does not slow down the phone, some have even claimed it sped it up.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    As above ios6 is snappier than ios5 tho you would lose maps (google)
  4. brylliant macrumors regular


    Jul 18, 2012
    United Kingdom
    You can't remove that badge on Settings because its not a normal notification.
    I would recommend that you install iOS 6 because my dad has installed it on his iPhone 4 and said he noticed some speed improvements. It hasn't made it slow at all. The only thing yo will give up is Google Maps.
  5. himanshupant macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2010
    Mate what about battery life ? I have read that battery life for iPhone 4S has gone for a toss after iOS 6
  6. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Upgrade. Security, speed, features, maps, etc.

    The only thing that sucks is the clunky App Store.
  7. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    Only by jailbreaking. Also, iOS 6 removes the YouTube app as well as the Google Maps app.
  8. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I had debated upgrading iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 and decided to try iOS 6.01 and i'm glad I did. There's NO difference in speed and the battery life has improved as well. I'm now up to 36 hours between streaming radio, gaming, and web.

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