The iPhone can give you notifications in a number of different ways. Some of these are useful, while you may find others unnecessary or annoying. Therefore you might wish to remove the red circle from the Mail app on your iPhone 11.
If you’re reading this article then it’s probably because you are currently seeing a red circle with a white number on your Mail app.
This is called a Badge App Icon, and it indicates the number of unread emails that you have in your inbox.
If you actively manage your inbox and try to make sure that you don’t have any unread messages then this can be helpful. But if you don’t read all of your emails, or if you have a bunch of old emails that you haven’t read, then that number might be fairly useless.
Fortunately you are able to remove the badge app icon from the Mail app by changing a setting on the Notifications menu.
How to Remove the Red Circle with the White Number from the Mail App on an iPhone 11
- Open Settings.
- Choose Notifications.
- Select Mail.
- Tap your email account.
- Touch the button next to Badges.
Our guide continues below with additional information on removing the red circle from the iPhone Mail app, including pictures for each of these steps.
How to Disable the Badge App Icon on the iPhone 11 Mail App (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 14.3. These same steps will also work on most other iPhone models and in most other versions of iOS.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Select the Notifications menu.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Mail option.
Step 4: Choose an email account.
If you have multiple email accounts then you will need to turn off the Badge app icon for each of them.
Alternatively you can choose to turn off all of your notifications if you don’t need any type of notification about your emails.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Badges to turn it off.
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