Monday, October 6, 2014

Can’t Turn Off Twitter Badges in iOS 8

Since I only use the Twitter app to respond to authentication challenges, I had turned off the option to have it badge its app icon for unread direct messages or replies. Unfortunately, that setting stopped working with iOS 8, and the switch disappeared, as users in Apple’s forum have also found.

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I see the switch on 8.0.2

@Dmitry I am using iOS 8.0.2 as well but don’t see the switch on my iPhone. I have seen screenshots of it on iPads, however.

Weird in any case. I hope that what you have is a bug.

Seems fine to me on my 8.0.2 5s. Don't go into the Notifications section; scroll all the way down in the Settings app to the Twitter application in the list of installed apps. Open it, then select Notifications. All of the usual settings are there, at least on my phone.

@jburka On my phone, the Twitter app part of the Settings app only shows “iPhone Settings” with Notifications, Privacy, and Background App Refresh. Notifications shows the same options as the other Notifications section: nothing about the app icon.

Michael, did you ever solve the problem? My phone insists on showing the badge app icon as well and I can't figure out how to turn it off without turning off all twitter notifications. Let me know if you solve it!

@Olivia No, I haven’t found a solution. If I do I’ll post it here.

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