1. DJ Loco's Avatar
    Hi all!

    Could someone please show me how to disable the unread count badge on the Gmail icon on my Zenfone 2 ZE551ML? This is what my screen currently looks like:

    Disable Unread Count Badge on Gmail-zenfone2.jpg

    See the badge that says 999+ unread emails? This never happens on my Samsung J7 with the exact same Gmail account:

    Disable Unread Count Badge on Gmail-samsung.jpg

    Nor did it happen on my old HTC or Lenovo.

    Please don't tell me to mark them all as 'Read'; I like to keep them that way. And please don't tell me to disable the Badge for all apps because I'd like to keep it on my WhatsApp or any other messaging apps. Is there any way to disable it ONLY for Gmail?

    And yes, I have looked here to no avail; I can disable it for WhatsApp or BBM or Yahoo Messenger, but nothing else:

    Disable Unread Count Badge on Gmail-zenfone2-2.jpg

    Would I need to resort to a third party launcher? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    04-17-2016 09:00 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I can't find a way to turn it off for the Gmail app only on my ZenFone 2. One workaround is to use QuickShortcutMaker to create a new Gmail shortcut that won't use ZenUI's unread count badge. The icon will still look the same as the actual Gmail icon.
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I can't find a way to turn it off for the Gmail app only on my ZenFone 2. One workaround is to use QuickShortcutMaker to create a new Gmail shortcut that won't use ZenUI's unread count badge. The icon will still look the same as the actual Gmail icon.
    DJ Loco likes this.
    04-18-2016 02:26 AM
  4. DJ Loco's Avatar
    It's perfect! Thank you so much, B. Diddy!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-18-2016 09:21 PM
  5. SYTH3R's Avatar
    Hi you can go to settings => App's => Gmail => untick remove notification.
    04-19-2016 06:50 AM
  6. DJ Loco's Avatar
    Hi you can go to settings => App's => Gmail => untick remove notification.
    You mean this?

    Disable Unread Count Badge on Gmail-zenfone2-3.jpg

    If I did then I would not have any notifications at all, not even on the status bar, which would be a shame. I still need to know when new emails come in; I just did not want the unread count badge on the Gmail icon. That's all. Thanks anyway.
    04-19-2016 08:36 AM
  7. mlmeloy's Avatar
    In the preferences (long press the home screen), there is a place to turn it off (look under "badges"), but I think it's all or nothing. I don't think you can turn it off just for one app.

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    04-20-2016 10:59 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The OP mentioned this in the first post, and actually has a screenshot of that menu. You are correct, it's all or none, which is not what the OP wanted. The QuickShortcutMaker app that was suggested seemed to be a satisfactory solution.
    04-20-2016 12:17 PM
  9. DJ Loco's Avatar
    In the preferences (long press the home screen), there is a place to turn it off (look under "badges"), but I think it's all or nothing. I don't think you can turn it off just for one app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Unfortunately, it is all or nothing. So no luck there.


    The OP mentioned this in the first post, and actually has a screenshot of that menu. You are correct, it's all or none, which is not what the OP wanted. The QuickShortcutMaker app that was suggested seemed to be a satisfactory solution.
    Absolutely. At least for me it is. Here's what home screen looks like after using QuickShortcutMaker:

    Disable Unread Count Badge on Gmail-zenfone2-4.jpg

    Clean Gmail icon! Yaaay! And here's Gmail in the app drawer, still with the badge:

    Disable Unread Count Badge on Gmail-zenfone2-5.jpg

    which doesn't bother me because I don't access the drawer very often so it is mostly out of sight.

    Plus, rumor has it that Android N will make the drawer's visibility optional. Not that I would be a fan of that concept. I want my android phone to look like an android phone, not an iPhone. The badge concept is intrusive enough (even if useful) for me. Again, that's probably just me though.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-22-2016 01:52 AM
  10. mralansmith's Avatar
    I have an ASUS ZENFONE 3 MAX with Android 6.0

    I can change badges separately for each app.

    I swipe up from home screen to get to the Manage Home options, select Preferences, select Unread Counts Badge, then select individual apps.
    Ashish45 and Arikiis like this.
    07-23-2017 04:49 PM
  11. Arikiis's Avatar
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...
    Finally I understood how to turn it on... (used to work for me, and then it disappeared... and all I saw was suggestions for third party apps to add it in. I have Zenfone 2).
    Thanks!
    11-20-2017 01:38 PM

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