When accessing the notifications settings panel in the Message app I noticed that is impossible to turn off the ‘Show notification dot’ toggle. I believe this should be changed to allow more customization and control by the user. I personally do not like to have a notification badge that indicates how many text messages I haven’t read. To me, it takes away my focus from what I am doing and can be a source of distraction, which is the last thing we need from our mobile phones right now.
I would just like the option to be able to turn off all incoming message notifications, even the dot, if I choose to. This toggle can be turned off for the Mail app so I don’t think it would break the usability of the app if the setting was able to be changed by the user.