1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hello,
    Galaxy S21 Ultra

    I've noticed the notification icons show on the various apps even after i go into them to view whatever messages, alerts, etc are there. They stay there until i swipe down and 'clear' the notifications.

    Example: I receive 15 emails, so my mail app shows the red '15' next to it. I go into the app, read and respond to emails, but the 15 icon is still over the app. Until i swipe down and clear the notifications

    So i frequently have a situation where, like now for instance, i have "Teams" with a 50 icon over it, even though i've gone through everything, but now i have to selectively go through the notification pane and swipe right to clear notifications, being careful not to swipe to clear one that i haven't already viewed, or it goes away and i risk missing it.

    I don't think my S9+ did this, but it might have and i'm just forgetting

    Any way around this or is it just by design?
    09-01-2021 02:32 PM
  2. VidJunky's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    Yes that is the behavior of the app badge. I believe this is because app badges are driven by the notifications. Looking at it in reverse, I cannot think of a single app that I've used that keeps the badge count if I swipe the notification away. Sorry but that's just the way it is. If you want to change the app badge count clear the notification shade.

    While I can't speak for the S9 but from the S10 to now this has been the case. I'm pretty sure this was the case for the HTC phones I used before moving to a Samsung device. I'm a bit surprised that your notification shade doesn't consolidate the notifications into one notification but that may be app dependent. For instance, I use Tapatalk to access this forum and it will keep the notifications separate until I get to around 5 or perhaps it is until a certain amount of time has passed, either way, they then become one notification that I can just swipe away.

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    09-04-2021 04:15 AM

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