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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Upgrade. Security, speed, features, maps, etc.

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

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

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    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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