About two hours ago, a new tweak was added to Cydia to help manage badges on your SpringBoard icons. It is true that there are currently tweaks available on Cydia to help clear those annoying red badges, but they usually clear all of the badges on your SpringBoard, which is not ideal. For me, I generally want most of my badges to be cleared, but I like still having my Messages, Mail, and Twitter notification badges shown, which is a functionality that I have not seen provided in a very simple or flexible way, until this tweak came along.
The “Clear Badges” Cydia tweak downloads quickly (just 49 KB), requires a quick respring, and you are good to go. All you have to do to clear the badge for a specific app is to get your SpringBoard into edit mode (tap and hold on an icon until they start jiggling), and then double-tap on any icon whose badge you would like to clear. I have been using it for an hour or so and I have yet to find a bug or a situation in which it does not work.
The tweak has no icon and no settings to configure, just download, respring, and enjoy. Clear Badges is available as a free download from the BigBoss repository. If you have any questions about the tweak or other suggestions to help everyone manage their own SpringBoards, drop a comment down below.
I’ve been using this since iOS 5, it’s not new unless someone else copied the original. If thats the case I hope it works better, the one I’ve been using is quite buggy and doesn’t always work.
Tariq Younis says
Been using this for at least a year now, nothing new at all but still a very useful tweak!
Off topic: whats this fonts name and how do I change it?
Damian W says
I just checked that it is version 1.0 and it is made by one of the best developers in Cydia, Ma Jun, the brain behind QuickDO, Dock, Bulletin, iUnlock and a few other cool tweaks.
So it looks like a new (maybe copied) but not buggy at all tweak.
Springtomize2 has it built in and it works perfectly! This is in no way a new tweak. Maybe the writers should do a little research before they write the article.
Download Byta Font from Cydia. Open the app and you can browse hundreds of different fonts. Once you find what you want go back to Cydia and download the specific font. After its downloaded go back into Byta Font, hit badic at the bottom, apply the font and Respring. Enjoy. (Sorry I don’t know exactly which font he is using)
Adam Markon says
Springtomize2 is not free, which is the real reason that this is considered a “new” tweak, because many people who Jailbreak may not be willing to pay for commercial packages, so a clean, simple, non-buggy and free package that provides normally paid functionality is certainly newsworthy.