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Is it possible to turn off the new invite badge and the list of new invitations within the Calendar application on the iPhone?

My boss has his assistant review his invitations and accept/deny them for him, so he has no need to do this from his phone. He therefore doesn't want to see the red badge on the Calendar app icon on the home screen, or the red badge in the bottom right hand corner of the screen within the Calendar application that says he has six new invitations, and he doesn't want to see the list of new invitations upon clicking that button.

I've recreated this on my iPhone and have screenshots available as an example (however because I'm a first time poster it won't allow me to post them). Any help someone could provide would be appreciated.

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There are two things that you can do here.

  1. Open Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Scroll down to the Calendars section (near the bottom), and change "New Invitation Alerts" to Off.
  2. In the Settings app, tap Notifications > select Calendars, and then turn off Calendars notifications in Notification Center (if desired), and set the Alert style to "None", and, most importantly, turn "Badge App Icon" to Off.

Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, there is no way to specifically disable the Red badge that is inside the app. However, it is possible turning off "New Invitation Alerts" will have that effect.

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Thank you so much for this! I work night shift at a datacenter, so when everyone is inviting me to meetings in the morning, it is waking me me constantly. I can't exactly use the "Do not Disturb" feature for this since I am on call at some points, but the "do not disturb" is usually what helps with this, except when I am on call... –  David May 23 '13 at 21:11

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