How to Turn “Show badges for unread messages” On or Off for Phone Link on the Taskbar in Windows 11

Show or hide unread messages badges for the phone link app

The article advises on how to manage the ‘Show badges for unread messages and notifications on your PC’s taskbar’ feature on the Phone Link app in Windows 11. This feature, aimed at enhancing privacy, can be toggled on or off and displays the number of unread messages and notifications from a linked phone on the PC’s taskbar.

This article explains how to turn “Show badges for unread messages and notifications on your PC’s taskbar” on or off for the Phone Link app on Windows 11.

The Phone Link app is a feature on Windows that allows you to link your phone and PC using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and access your phone’s apps and data from your PC. It lets you browse, play, order, chat, and more using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard while your phone stays in your pocket or desk.

With your phone connected to your PC, you can choose how to display notifications, choose to hear audio from the PC or phone, turn allow the phone link app to sync over mobile without Wi-Fi on or off, unlink your phone from Windows, enable or disable auto startup for the phone link app, send and receive text messages from the app, and more.

Using the Phone Link app, you can turn “Show badges for unread messages and notifications on your PC’s taskbar” on or off to keep your information private.

For privacy reasons, you may want to turn “Show badges for unread messages and notifications on your PC’s taskbar” on or off in Windows. If you enable this feature, the taskbar will display badges that indicate the number of unread messages and notifications on your phone. However, if you prefer to keep this information private, you can turn off this feature using the Phone Link app on Windows 11.

Turn “Show badges for unread messages and notifications on your PC’s taskbar” on or off in the Phone Link app

As mentioned above, users can turn “Show badges for unread messages and notifications on your PC’s taskbar” on or off in the Phone Link app to protect their privacy.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Phone Link app.

Then, choose to add your phone. If phones are connected to the Phone Link app, click the Settings button (gear) at the top right corner and select the General on the menu.

On the right, scroll down to the Badges section. Then, under the “Show badges for unread messages and notifications on your PC’s taskbar,” toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Phone Link app show badges for unread messages and notifications

Save your changes and exit.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Show badges for unread messages and notifications on your PC’s taskbar” on or off. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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