iPad Tutorial on Badges & Notifications from iPad Academy TTCT How To Guide


Yesterday I announced a new edition of iPad Academy: Tips, Tricks and Clever Techniques (TTCT). Here’s a sample tutorial from the second edition of this how-to guide for the iPad.

We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges!

A few types of apps, such as games and social networking tools, have their own notifications. These messages pop up on the iPad as well, but you can control them. Go to Settings > Notifications.

Select the App and turn options On or Off by Tapping.

You may be wondering what badges are. A badge is the little notification that attaches to the app icon to let you know you have new messages or alerts. For example, the Mail icon has a badge that tells you how many new messages are waiting in your inbox. The App Store icon has a badge that tells you how many apps need to be updated. Other apps can have badges and notifications. Examples include social networking, multiplayer online games, instant messaging, weather events and bargain shopping sites.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons


2 thoughts on “iPad Tutorial on Badges & Notifications from iPad Academy TTCT How To Guide

  • Steve Clarke

    I saw a post awhile ago about an app that can be used to update multiple social networking sites at the same time, but can’t find it now.

    Hope you can help

    • Andy Brovey Post author

      Do you mean an app that will collect feeds for you from various social networking sites and present them in a single interface? If so, try FlipBoard, Pulse or my current favorite Early Edition. If not, then you may be looking for the MySocialMania app.

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