How to Enable App Notification Badges in the App Library

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This article tells you how to enable app notification badges in the App Library. While the App Library does a wonderful job keeping our Home Screens clear of excess apps, many people may still want to see when their App Library-only apps have notifications. Fortunately, you can turn on iPhone notification badges A.K.A app badges, in your App Library so you can see which apps want your attention. Read on to learn how to enable app notification badges in your App Library. You must be running iOS 14 to use the App Library.

Related: How to Use the App Library in iOS 14

How to Enable App Notification Badges in the App Library

  1. Open your Settings app.
  2. Tap Home Screen.

  3. Under NOTIFICATION BADGES, toggle Show in App Library on. The bar will be green and the slider will be to the right, shown in the second picture below.

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Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.