• I'm on the iOS 12.1.2 version.

  • I have no other alerts in my settings.

But this just won't go away:

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I think it's related to prodding for iCloud upgrades, but I'm just not seeing anything at all. How can I get rid of this badge?

  • 1
    If you open Settings and scroll through, is any of the entries marked?
    – nohillside
    Commented Dec 28, 2018 at 15:38
  • @nohillside Nope, none of them.
    – Mou某
    Commented Dec 28, 2018 at 16:06
  • Which iOS version is installed? Please include the specific number, not just "the latest".
    – nohillside
    Commented Dec 28, 2018 at 16:47
  • It’s iOS 12.1.2
    – Mou某
    Commented Dec 28, 2018 at 17:06

2 Answers 2


It's a bug in recent version(s?) of iOS. The fix is to log out of iCloud and log back in. I have the badge as well, but haven't tried the fix yet.

From reddit:

So on a hunch, I signed out of iCloud and back in. Badge gone!

When I signed back in, there was a prompt about not having backed up in over 7 days. So maybe there is a bug that's causing that to lurk under the hood somewhere.


There are several things it could be:

  • Go to the top of your settings and under your Apple ID check for any notifications

  • Go to general -> software update and see if there is a software update that is needed to be downloaded

  • Go to iCloud in settings and check for any notifications

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