I've struggled with the same problem & finally came upon this workaround. Not ideal & there's a bit of work to do in terms of customization if that type of thing bothers you.. BUT .. It works!!! https://www.theandroidsoul.com/how-to-get-the-unread-badge-count-on-galaxy-s8-galaxy-note-8-and-galaxy-s9/ I used the Apex method & spent about an hour to get the look & feel just right for me & now I really love it. Too bad that it had to come to us users having to do this in place of what seems like a simple fix through a system upgrade!
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