1. androidspeed's Avatar
    hi
    if i touch on homescreen the app icon from whatsapp
    i think its called badge?
    i get numbers showing that i dont want there
    how i can get them out there or better not showing when touched?

    https://ibb.co/b3f2WQ9
    01-16-2021 11:02 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    App short cut , not sure you can change that .
    01-16-2021 11:31 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You could install a 3rd party launcher like Nova, which probably has a way of turning it off.

    That should only come up if you long-press an icon. How long are you pressing? In the system settings, you can also change how long it takes for a long-press to register, which can be helpful for some people if they find that they often accidentally drag and drop icons around the homescreen when they were only trying to tap them to open them.
    01-17-2021 12:29 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    You could install a 3rd party launcher like Nova, which probably has a way of turning it off.

    That should only come up if you long-press an icon. How long are you pressing? In the system settings, you can also change how long it takes for a long-press to register, which can be helpful for some people if they find that they often accidentally drag and drop icons around the homescreen when they were only trying to tap them to open them.
    I was trying see if Nova could do that , couldn't find a way
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    01-17-2021 12:37 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, you're right. In that case, the next best thing would be to increase the long-press interval to prevent this kind of accidental long-press. That can be found in Settings>Accessibility, under Touch & Hold Delay. On Pixel phones, there's Short, Medium, and Long. Not sure if you'll find the same options on your phone, whichever one it is.
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    01-17-2021 01:01 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hmm, you're right. In that case, the next best thing would be to increase the long-press interval to prevent this kind of accidental long-press. That can be found in Settings>Accessibility, under Touch & Hold Delay. On Pixel phones, there's Short, Medium, and Long. Not sure if you'll find the same options on your phone, whichever one it is.
    Yeah that's a option .
    01-17-2021 01:06 AM
  7. androidspeed's Avatar
    so theres no way to completely disable this on android 10? also not if rooted?

    ps. does anybody know if this is also showing on android 9, 8, 7 ?

    thank you
    01-17-2021 10:38 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    so theres no way to completely disable this on android 10? also not if rooted?

    ps. does anybody know if this is also showing on android 9, 8, 7 ?

    thank you
    I think we are talking about two different things. When you long press an icon you get a popup window with different options. This feature has been around for a long time and as far as I know it can't be disabled in most launcher.

    The other thing is the notification badge with apps like WhatsApp. If you have this option enabled the popup menu after a long press will include any unread notification for that app. You can disable this badge/dot for any app. The steps could vary slightly depending on your phone, try in settings - apps - select the app - notifications - advanced - switch 'Allow notification dot' OFF.
    01-17-2021 11:03 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is the issue that you don't want the phone numbers showing up if you long-press the WhatsApp icon? In other words, is this more of a privacy issue?
    01-17-2021 04:07 PM
  10. androidspeed's Avatar
    Is the issue that you don't want the phone numbers showing up if you long-press the WhatsApp icon? In other words, is this more of a privacy issue?
    thats exactly what i am trying to ask
    i dont want any messages or numbers there
    how i can do this?
    01-17-2021 10:28 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    thats exactly what i am trying to ask
    i dont want any messages or numbers there
    how i can do this?
    I'm pretty sure you can't .
    01-17-2021 10:31 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, I agree -- I think that's just a built-in feature of the app.
    01-17-2021 10:35 PM
  13. Javier P's Avatar
    thats exactly what i am trying to ask
    i dont want any messages or numbers there
    how i can do this?
    As I said before, disable 'Allow notification dot' in the app settings.
    Rukbat likes this.
    01-18-2021 07:22 AM
  14. Javier P's Avatar
    For example, this is in settings - apps - WhatsApp - notifications - advanced.
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    01-18-2021 07:24 AM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    As I said before, disable 'Allow notification dot' in the app settings.
    Won't that just disable the badge, but still bring up the contextual menu?
    01-18-2021 12:04 PM
  16. Javier P's Avatar
    Won't that just disable the badge, but still bring up the contextual menu?
    Yes, but in the contextual menu the messages and personal info won't be displayed anymore.
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    01-18-2021 12:06 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Aha, I didn't know that!
    01-18-2021 12:14 PM
  18. Javier P's Avatar
    Some third party launchers, like Nova, include an option to show or hide the notification content, but this option is not available in most stock launchers as far as I know.
    app info showing when touched how to hide-screenshot_20210118-141647.jpg
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    01-18-2021 12:19 PM
  19. Rukbat's Avatar
    But in Nova, that allows or disallows for all apps, doing it in the app lets you have some apps badge and others not badge. Many people (I'm one of them) want only some showing.
    01-18-2021 01:05 PM
  20. Javier P's Avatar
    But in Nova, that allows or disallows for all apps, doing it in the app lets you have some apps badge and others not badge. Many people (I'm one of them) want only some showing.
    Yes, that's correct. The good thing with Nova is that you can still keep the notification badge/dot active and hide the content. With the system setting is all or nothing.
    01-18-2021 01:08 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    Some third party launchers, like Nova, include an option to show or hide the notification content, but this option is not available in most stock launchers as far as I know.
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    You were able to figure out how to stop the long press information?
    01-18-2021 01:32 PM
  22. androidspeed's Avatar
    You were able to figure out how to stop the long press information?
    no
    01-31-2021 11:42 AM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    no
    Yeah don't think you can
    01-31-2021 11:50 AM
  24. Rukbat's Avatar
    You can't - app info is one of the new features. (Handy if you need it and don't want to slog through Settings.)
    02-02-2021 01:58 PM

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