How to Remove the Badge App Icon for the iPad App Store

After using your iPad for a short period of time, you will notice that some of your app icons have a red circle with a number inside of it. This is a special type of notification called a Badge App Icon that lets you know there is something with that app that requires your attention. With the Mail app, the Badge App Icon is letting you know that there are unread messages. With the App Store, it is letting you know that you have some app updates available.

The Badge App Icon can be turned off, however, if you do not wish to see it. Our guide below will point you to the menu where you can turn off the Badge App Icon for the App Store on your iPad.


Remove the Number in the Red Circle on the App Store Icon

Device used: iPad 2

Software version: iOS 9.1

The steps in this article will adjust the notification settings for the App Store on your iPad. The number that appears in the red circle on the app icon will be removed. You can turn on automatic app updates by going to Settings > App and iTunes Stores, then turning on the option for Updates. Continue reading below to see how to remove the badge app icon for the App Store on your iPad. You can learn how to check your available storage space on an iPad if you are having difficulty installing updates because you do not have any room.


  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. open the ipad settings menu



  3. Select the Notifications option at the left side of the screen.
  4. open ipad notifications menu



  5. Select the App Store in the Notification Style section at the right side of the screen.
  6. select the app store



  7. Tap the button to the right of Badge App Icon to turn it off. The option is turned off when the button is in the left position, and there is no green shading around it. The Badge App Icon is turned off in the picture below.

turn off app store badge app icon on ipad



If you are running low on space, or if you downloaded an app that you do not like, then you may be looking for a way to remove an app from your device. Learn how to delete an iPad app by following a few short steps.