How to remove iPhone red dot message alert

Have you recently found the red  dot above your iphone’s home screen green phone icon is not disappearing when you’ve check and deleted all your answer phone messages?

It seems it’s a quite common issue, but most of the answers on various forums don’t resolve the problem.

These include

    • Turning off cellular (Mobile) data
    • Turning it on and off again
    • Holding down the home screen button and the on / off switch to reset.
    • Calling your phone company and listing to the messages

None of these worked for me!

and I didn’t want to attempt another suggestion and do a complete factory rest of the phone

I found the answer was to phone my iphone from another phone and leave a message. Then call the message centre and listen to and delete the message.  The red dot went.

Hope that helps

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