How to Turn off/ Hide Unread Mail Count on iPhone, iPad – Badges Numbers

Last Updated on Feb 6, 2020

Emails flood in mail inbox is tolerable for business and professional persons. here is a complete guide on how to hide or remove number badge on the mail app icon. Awesome Apple’s mail app is very useful for your all mail account. So you can add more than one Email account on the Mail app and receive emails from all accounts within a single mail app. Like iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, and Private hosted account. here In my iPhone, thousands of total mail unread from Gmail, iCloud and Howtoisolve account. Follow the below steps for hiding unread mail count badge for all or selected accounts.

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hide unread mail count from iPhone home screen

Note: if you added more that one mail account then you can manage it, like from which account you want show unread mail number as badge icon.

How Do I Get Rid of the Mail Badge on My iPhone, iPad?

Follow the bottom steps to Hide the Unread eMail Number on Mail Icons for iPhone & iPad for running the latest iOS and iPadOS Apple devices.

  • Step #1. Open the Settings App
  • Step #2. scroll down the screen Tap Notificationstap notifications tap on Mail
  • Step #3. Navigate Mail to tap on it.
  • Step #4. on the mail Notification setting screen, you can see Allow Notification with turned ON/green the toggle.

→ The same page you can see Apple iCloud and (other email accounts (for example, Google Gmail, Microsoft Exchange Account, Yahoo, AOL,, and other (custom Emails), VIP account, etc) if you have added)
Now, for example, here explain you turn off iCloud mail unread email number on iPhone mail App icon.

  • Step #5. Tap iCloud
  • Step #6. Now Turn Badges toggle Off/White.tap on icloud access mail badge app icon next turn off badge app toggle to hide unread mail numbers in mail app icon on iPhone

That’s it!

I hope that you get here the answer to the How do I get rid of the red number on my settings app icon? if after iCloud mail badge turned off, even red number count shows on a mail App icon that means there are other email accounts you have added, so please check out and turn off badge for all email account separately. This is the solution of red number count that won’t go away on mail app iOS and iPadOS.

Below steps are applicable for iOS 11 and Earlier iDevice turn off mail badge on iPhone, iPad

  • Step 1: Go to the Setting app on iPhone, iPad.
  • Step 2: Next, Slide below and Tap on Mail, Contacts, and Calendars.
  • Step 3: Now, you see all connect mail account in a single list. Remove unread mail count number on icon

if you want only for a selected account that’s have more and unwanted unread mail.

For Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, Microsoft, Other hosted mail account

Tap on it, here for Gmail,

Disable Mail toggle.

For iCloud mail

Tap on iCloud, Below the storage section, You will see the Mail option.

Disable toggle.  disable mail app count for gmail and icloud mail

By disabled above settings, you will get new mail in your mailbox as it is. but you can’t see unread mail count on your iPhone’s home screen (Mail App icon, See in below image).

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  1. Hi. I have a red 1 above my email box on I phone 11 pro… obviously indicating an unread email. But I don’t have any unread emails. when I turn the badges off it disappears but as soon as I turn the badges on it reappears . I have turned the phone off several times but still the 1 unread email sign appears. Help??

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