I’m not going to give you steps on turning off and then back on your phone, you know how, just do it.
So with those three things done the next step is really if the darn thing is not getting fixed and you are so annoyed by the icon, it becomes time to get drastic –let’s disable the darn things entirely.
Now that we have the obvious out of the way, let’s go into the basics of troubleshooting.
We’re still in basic troubleshooting mode here, but you’d be surprised to know how often rebooting your i Phone or i Pad can fix small software problems.
I assume you know how to restart your i OS device, but for the sake of completeness, we’ll walk you through the steps anyway: Problem still happening? This is the solution that has always worked for me and the handful of people I know who have experienced this issue, including my mom earlier today.
No matter what you do, it seems that up can’t clear that inaccurate number of unread emails.
The Mail app is no stranger to weird bugs, so let me reassure you here, phantom unread emails aren’t taking over your i Phone or i Pad.
I know for a fact this is something that may affect users using any email service, including Outlook, Hotmail, and Gmail.
Me and my mom, for instance, have experienced this on devices running both older and up-to-date versions of i OS.Instead, you can choose to hide the badge app icon, and never see that red little circle on the Mail app again.To do so: This is the not-so-fun part of i Phone troubleshooting.What you have to do here is completely delete your email account from your i Phone or i Pad, then set it up all over again.Because everything potentially related to your email (emails, contacts, calendars, notes) is saved server side, the risk of you actually losing anything here is virtually inexistent, so don’t worry about that.To delete your email account and set it up again, follow the following steps: As previously mentioned, this has cleared the incorrect unread email count badge every single time, so I’m hopeful this will work for you too.