How to clear app badges on your iPhone with 3D Touch [Jailbreak Tweak]

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App badges are a good way of finding out how many notifications are pending in an app but it can sometimes get annoying when you are unable to remove them easily, such as is the case with the stock Mail app when you have tons of unread emails. QuickClear is a very useful jailbreak tweak that allows you to remove app badges in a snap.

The tweak works by taking advantage of 3D Touch for clearing the notification badges. When you find an app on your Home screen with a pending notification badge, simply perform a 3D Touch gesture on it to view the shortcut menu. You’ll notice that there’s now a new option labelled “Clear Badge” that does exactly what it says. The label also displays the total amount of notifications that are pending in the app.

Once you tap on the ‘Clear Badge’ shortcut, the tweak will hide the red badge from the app icon. You can do this for any app that you wish with 3D Touch as long as they have a notification badge to hide.

Interestingly, clearing an app’s badge will also remove the corresponding notifications from Notification Center. By doing this, there’s a greater likelihood that you might also forget about the pending notification after it has been cleared.

If you don’t own an iPhone with 3D Touch capability, you can still enjoy QuickClear by using tweaks such as revealMenu or Forcy which port 3D Touch functionality to older devices.

QuickClear doesn’t come with any additional configuration. Once you’ve installed it, simply 3D Touch on an app icon with a pending notification badge and choose the clear badge option.

By taking advantage of 3D Touch, the tweak provides a convenient way of clearing app badges and feels more like a native feature. Keep in mind that even after the tweak is uninstalled, the hidden notification badges will still not be visible to the user.

If you’re in to give this tweak a try, QuickClear is available as a free download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Let us know what you think about it in the comments section.

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