Push notification badge behaviour on ios and android

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  1. SDK Version: 44
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): iOS/Android
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Hi, I am unsure of badge behaviour on both platforms.

as of now I am using

// Notification handler
    handleNotification: async () => ({
        shouldShowAlert: false,
        shouldPlaySound: false,
        shouldSetBadge: true,

to set notification handler, and after my backend service sends push notification with badge count(which I don’t like).

so right now, I am handling badge count with socket event, whenever app listens on badge handling event, it will call


Later i found out that Android uses unread notifications as badge count(which is conflicting with my method). I am cool with that and willing to change my app requirements to use unread notification as badge count - but is there a way to achieve the same behaviour on iOS? As of now, I find my method(using socket) to be unreliable, I’d rather let OS handle the badge count. Please share some knowledge since documentation does not provide enough information about badge behaviour. Thank you!

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