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What do I do about the red update number/notifications?

Discussion in 'Android Mobile Devices' started by bj nick, Sep 5, 2018.

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

    Jun 10, 1999
    Okay, so I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+....on my screen I'll get the little circled 1 on apps....such as Google Drive, others. I can search forever and not find out what they're telling me....I look in Settings/ Apps, within the apps from the desktop, wherever. The notification or whatever won't go away. So please.....can someone explain to me exactly how I go about finding out what the notification is about, so I can get rid of the little red circles? It may be a minor thing, but it's a constant annoyance that I can't figure out how to resolve it. Thanks!
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    It depends on the app, it could be a notification of a message(like a notice from the app itself), a new file(such as a new upload in OneDrive), a new email or text message.
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    Jul 17, 2003
  4. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    Now that I know what it is called, I could search a lot better than yesterday.
    It is called an app icon badge.

    You can turn them off or keep them on.

    p156 from the manual for the S9+
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