How to 3D Touch a Folder to See App Notification Badges

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Folders are a great way to organize your apps, especially if your apps are beginning to pile up. Lots of apps use notification badges to let you know there’s a task to complete within the app or new content to check. But when those apps are in a folder, the notifications badges are added together to give you one number in a red circle. However, you can 3D Touch a folder to see what specific apps have unchecked notifications. Here’s how to 3D Touch a folder to see app notification badges.

Related: How to Quickly Rename a Folder with 3D Touch on iPhone

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How to 3D Touch a Folder to See App Notification Badges

  • Locate a folder with notification badges.

  • 3D Touch the folder.

  • You’ll see a list of the apps with notification badges and how many notification badges each app has.

  • Tap on a listed app with notification badges to jump into it.

That’s it! This is a great way to easily jump right into the app you need to check.

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