I’ve enabled “Notification badges” in settings, but I don’t see them in my launcher. Either they have stopped displaying after a period of use, or I never see them in the first place.

Arrow Launcher supports “Notification badges,” where a numerical badge count is shown next to the app icon.



Chances are, you’ve enabled them in the Arrow Launcher settings page here:



If you do not see badges displayed in Arrow, this is because of the way notifications in the Android operating system work. After you’ve enabled notification badges, the Arrow app registers the feature with your phone’s system notification service. The system (your phone) is then responsible for delivering new badge count updates to Arrow, across all apps with push notifications.

Sometimes, your phone’s operating system will stop the service without warning the Arrow app. In this case, Arrow will stop showing badge counts because it has no (updated) information to display. Every type of phone, or device, handles things slightly differently – and this causes a lot of unnecessary frustration for our users.

If you are impacted by this, the best thing to do is to restart your device. This is the best way to ensure that your Android operating system re-starts the system notification service, and that things get back to normal.

If you do not want to restart your device, the second-best thing to do is to disable and then re-enable “Notification badges” in the settings menu. This is not, however, fully guaranteed to work. It is dependent on how your specific phone model handles the system notification service. Your best bet is to restart your device.

App-specific notification bugs:

- There is a bug with Android’s “Messages” app, on version 2.1.161 or below, that causes the badges to not display. If you are impacted by this, please update to a newer version.

FAQ

  1. I’ve enabled “Notification badges” in settings, but I don’t see them in my launcher. Either they have stopped displaying after a period of use, or I never see them in the first place.
  2. How do I set the Arrow Launcher as my default launcher?
  3. Where do I find the settings for the Arrow Launcher?
  4. Can I create a folder in the Arrow Launcher?
  5. Can I add another apps, reminders, or people page?
  6. How do I access the Arrow Launcher settings?
  7. I installed Arrow Launcher, but I am now using a different launcher. How do I get back to using the Arrow Launcher?
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  9. Where are my widgets? How do I add one?
  10. How do I find an app?
  11. How do I customize the Apps page? I want to re-arrange my apps.
  12. How do I create a folder on the apps page?
  13. I just launched an app. How come it does not appear in the “Recent” apps section on the Apps page?
  14. On the Apps page, why do some “Recent” apps have a red dot next to their names?
  15. On the Apps page, I have never used some of the apps listed in the “Frequent” apps section. Why are they there?
  16. On the People page, I have never called some of the people listed in the “Frequent” people section. Why are they there?
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