1. Alaskanole's Avatar
    Hello and thank you for reading my post.

    I just got the Galaxy S5 and cannot figure out how to suppress the red Facebook indicator bubble (this probably has a name) that shows on the Facebook app icon on the home screen when there has been some sort of activity. Under Application Manager, Facebook...the Show Notification box is unchecked.

    I've also tried Settings, Sounds and notifications, Facebook and turned On the Block all notifications.

    Still getting the bubble! It's driving me nuts.

    I appreciate any guidance, thank you!
    04-24-2015 12:45 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Sadly, you can't. Those are notification badges built into the launcher (TouchWiz). You can get rid of them by installing a 3rd party launcher like Action Launcher, Nova, or Themer (I personally use the latter, but that's not everyone's cup of tea). These support app counter badges, but allows you to either enable or disable them.

    I haven't tried it, but if you disable notifications completely from Facebook's settings (not from the App Info page which only restricts notification bar messages, but directly from the app) that might also disable the badge as the app shouldn't be polling for new notifications.
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    04-24-2015 12:56 AM
  3. bIOforger's Avatar
    Why would this drive you nuts?? Have you got OCD or something and always want it to be a clean icon? Personally i find the badge counts very useful indeed as it reminds me to check FB or whatever application that uses them.
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    04-24-2015 07:41 AM
  4. Alaskanole's Avatar
    Thank you! I will try that directly on Facebook or otherwise check out the 3rd party options. I appreciate your response.
    04-24-2015 02:22 PM
  5. Alaskanole's Avatar
    ha, well sort of! not in most of my life but for some reason the bubbles drive me nuts. I do like a clean screen
    04-24-2015 02:24 PM

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