How to turn off badges in iOS 15 – and cut down your anxiety


  • Open Settings on your iPhone
  • Select Notifications
  • Select the app or service where you want to turn off badges (ie Mail, Phone, Messages, Reminders, etc.)
  • Where available, toggle Badges off

Consider this How-To guide a public service with a very personal origin.

Recently, I posted on Twitter an image of my iOS 15 Mail app notification badge, which showed 40,101 unread emails across three accounts, with the quip: “The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem.”

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