Why is your iPhone’s Settings app icon displaying a notification badge? This is a widespread issue for iPhone and iPad users. If you have the latest update of iOS on iPhone and iPad, you may see the ‘Notification’ icon in the Settings app. It will not disappear.
The problem is not resolved by restarting the phone or visiting the Settings app.
The notice badge that refuses to go is most likely from the iCloud Backup option, which is either unable to take a backup due to insufficient storage in iCloud Drive or for some other reason.
To resolve the issue, we’ll first try turning off iCloud Backup on your device; if that doesn’t work, you may need to sign out of your Apple ID.
Turn off iCloud Backup
- Go to Settings and tap on your Name (Apple ID account).
- Select iCloud from the Apple ID screen.
- Scroll down a bit and select iCloud Backup.
- Turn off the toggle for iCloud Backup. When asked for confirmation, tap OK.
When you return to your device’s home screen after turning off iCloud Backup, the notification badge from the Settings icon should be gone. If it doesn’t work, try restarting the phone.
Sign out of your iPhone
- Go to Settings and select Name (Apple ID account).
- Sign out by scrolling to the bottom of the screen.
- To switch off the Find My iPhone service, you’ll be prompted for your Apple ID password.
- Tap Turn Off after entering the password.
- Follow the steps on your device’s screen to complete the sign-out process.
- Restart your iPhone after you’ve signed out. After the restart, you may still see a notification badge on the Settings icon. That’s OK.
- Return to Settings and sign in with your Apple ID.
- Go to the main Settings panel after you’ve signed in. An iPhone Not Backed Up notification will appear. Do everything you can to get rid of it.
The notification badge on the app icon should disappear once you’ve cleared the iPhone Not Backed Up notification in Settings.