*** Didn't notice I posted this on the EU site. Re-posted on US site. ***
Issue: If I hit clear from the notification swipe down but I haven't actually looked at the notification (e.g. the text message, email, etc. is still unread), I want the app badge to still have the count displayed. Furthermore, if I go in and read an email but set it to unread, I want the app badge to still reflect the number of unread emails.
From what I've found it seems that some launcher used to have that feature but based on the reviews this feature is broken. I'm currently trying the Microsoft Launcher but it doesn't appear to work or I'm not finding the setting. Basically, I'd like the badge count functionality of an iphone. I had resolved this issue on my Note 9 but I don't remember how I did it. Help would be appreciated.
@GoonerBrian: Sadly this isn't possible on recent Android versions. If you clear your notification panel, or access an app with an Icon Badge on it, then the badge will be removed. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.