That little badge in settings

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heycal, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. heycal macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2013
    On my iphone 6 settings screen is a badge for the number "1" indicating that there is a new software update available, 9.3. I'm inclined not to update at this time since updates often seem to me cause problems with battery life, etc. But how do I get rid of the badge in the meantime? I don't want to see that little red number on my phone everytime I look at the screen, but see no way to get rid of it.

    Is there some way to make it go away without updating?
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2014
    You should be able to delete the update in settings along with hide the badge icon.
  3. heycal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2013
    I don't see any settings for "settings". That's what I'm wresting with.
  4. Speedman100 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2013
    Michigan, USA
    Maybe you can delete it in Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage? I'm not actually sure how you delete software updates, but that's my best guess.
  5. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Oct 26, 2008
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    No. Have you seen the list of security fixes for 9.3? Maybe worth checking just backing up and installing.
  7. heycal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2013
    No way to remove the badge? I removed the update from the "storage & icloud usage" storage section, but badge remains. My icloud storage does not seem accessible right now for some reason, so I can't check there.
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 603


    May 16, 2015
    And the place you mention does store software update package if it is downloaded.

    However, once new updates are available through checking, the badge will remain there forever until you update or maybe do a full DFU restore.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 24, 2016 ---
    Badge may be removed if you do a full restore. But, as soon as iOS knows there is a newer version of iOS, the badge will remain there.
  9. heycal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2013
    So basically I'm forced to live with badge or do the update. It's visual extortion, I tell ya!
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I know you're concerned, but I have 9.3 for a few days now and zero issues. In fact it's fixed a few things.
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 603


    May 16, 2015
    Yes. Visual extortion.

    My mom's iPhone 6 Plus is shipped with iOS 8.4. And settings badge is also always there. But she doesn't mind at all. ;)

    9.3 is not that bad. You can wait for a few weeks before deciding to jump the ship.
  12. heycal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2013
    Ok, thanks for the input, folks. I appreciate it.
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6


    Aug 31, 2011
    Phoenix • 85037
    There's a way, but it's not stock.

    Mikoto, a jailbreak tweak will kill the entire update system and iCleaner Pro will allow you to disable the Software Update daemon. Effectively this kills the entire shebang including the badge.

    But that's only if you're jailbroken.

    9.0.2 here and I haven't seen that badge since October 2015.

    Of course not everyone wants to jailbreak, but I'm just putting that out there.
  14. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Oct 26, 2008
    In case it wasn't clear follow the path above. Scroll down to iOS 9.3 and swipe to delete. Badge gone.
  15. darrylcn macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2015
    I've lived with the red 1 on my iPhone 5 (iOS 7.1.2) since the year iOS 7 came out. I was fully ready to just deal with it on my 6S Plus but deleting the update has been removing the icon. I don't have the option to remove the update on iOS 7, it must have been introduced in 8 or 9 I guess.
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    @heycal , did you see this post?

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