There are few things more rage-inducing, more ruinously annoying than seeing the following on your phone:
With a few easy steps you can be red-dot-free:
1. Go to 'notifications' in 'settings'
2. Select 'sort manually'
3. Choose the applications you don't want to get notifications from by swiping 'allow notifications' off
Android phones have a similar process: go to 'settings'/'application manager' and then 'BadgeProvider'. Select 'Force Stop', and then 'Disable' on the applications you don’t want to receive notifications from. Restart your device and you’re good to go.