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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Wrong Display in the Messaging App Icon in the Home Screen

Messaging app is one of pre-installed apps on the Samsung Galaxy SIII which is presented to meet the user needs to send a message, either text or multimedia messages. Usually, when you get a new message you will get a notification in the status bar, and if you see the Messaging app icon in the Home screen, it will be marked with a certain number that indicates the number of unread messages. In certain case, some users experienced wrong display in their Messaging app icon. The Messaging app icon marked with number but when they open it there's no unread messages.


How to solve wrong display in Messaging app icon?
AFAIK, there are two possible ways to fix this problem. Here they are:
I. Disable the option Do not keep activities
The first methods is by checking the Do not keep activities option to see whether it's enabled. If so, you need to disable it by following the steps listed below:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Developer options, then tap it.
  3. Uncheck the checkbox next to the Do not keep activities option to disable this option.
  4. Now, restart the phone.
  5. Once the phone is waked up, the wrong displays on Messaging app icon should be fixed.

II. Remove the Messaging app icon then add it again
Yes, you can also fix this problem by removing the Messaging app icon and then add it again to your Home screen. Then the marked number in Messaging app icon should be removed.
See also: How to Add or Remove App on Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy S3


Well, these are two methods that I've know to fix this problem. If you have your own methods and it's not listed here, then I'll appreciate if you willing to share them through the comment below :)

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