Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Get Rid of the Apple Pay Setup Badge

Adam Engst:

However, if you’re like me and haven’t set up Apple Pay on your iPad, you might be bothered by the way iPadOS badges the Settings app and constantly reminds you to finish setting up your iPad. I expect that succumbing to iPadOS’s demands and setting up Apple Pay would work, but being nagged triggers my rebellious streak, so I wanted to see if there was a way to eliminate both the badge and reminder without setting up Apple Pay. After all, there may be scenarios where setting up Apple Pay is inappropriate, such as on an iPad that a child frequently uses.


As soon as you cancel out of the Apple Pay setup screen, the Finish Setting Up Your iPad reminder disappears, along with its red badge on the Settings app icon.

Now, how can I turn off the Apple TV+ and Apple Music ads, and tell iOS that I really don’t want a passcode or Touch ID on a certain device?


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My favourite, though, is the way that an ESIM can be "pushed" to a device, in perpetuity, and there is simply no way to avoid the notification without installing the ESIM! Sometimes, this even happens automatically (I noticed in particular on Apple Watch). The idea that the carriers are in service to Apple is laughable—it's a mutual partnership, at the hip.

If you jump through the counter-intuitive hoops when it asks you to set up a passcode, then do it again in settings, the red dot goes away from the settings icon and you have a device without any passcode. However, it will try to make you set up a passcode again, every single time you update the OS.

@Glaiurung Yes, that’s what I’m referring to. I have my device set up with no passcode, but updates and I think some other actions, too, keep prompting me to set one.

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