In this helpful guide, i am going to share a slick trick that will help you to hide/remove app icon labels on iOS 10 devices without jailbreak. Hiding app icon labels can make the device home screen interface look cleaner and less congested. So, let’s see how it’s done on iOS 10 without any jailbreak required.
If you are a fan of a minimalist dock or home screen appearance on your iOS device but don’t know how to get it, then you might want to keep on reading this trick as we are going to walk you through a quick way of removing iOS 10 app icon labels to achieve a plain looking interface on your device and that to without needing to jailbreak your iOS device.
As most iOS users are familiar with the fact that Apple likes to keep a tight control over how users can use the iOS firmware on its devices. Therefore, in order to get tweaks and solution not possible on normal iOS version, people tend to take the jailbreak route. Android is famous for its open-source firmware that affords users endless possibilities to customize the way Android device looks and performs. However, things are not quite as rosy on iOS side as the firmware is jealously guarded by Apple against any unwanted outside interference.
But not every cool trick on iOS requires wading into the uncertain world of jailbreak. Here’s a guide on how you can customize your iOS 10 firmware to remove app names/icons to get a clean, minimalistic look on your iPhone. With the trick below, you can remove the app icon in iOS 10 device’s dock and home screen without having to jailbreak your device.
How To Remove App Icon On iOS 10 Without Jailbreak
Before starting, please note that this trick has been made possible due a small glitch in iOS 10.0.x and iOS 10.2 firmware.
1 – Swipe up from the bottom of the iOS 10 screen to open the Control Center.
2 – Keep on swiping upwards and hold your finger down to take the Control Center interface outside its allowed limits up to a point that you see the Dock icons with a faded overlay on top.
3 – When the the control center is the above mentioned position, you can perform three different actions. As this process uses the glitch in iOS, it may not work every time and could require multiple attempts to make it work. So, when the Control Center is in place, single tap on the iOS 10 device’s home button and quickly exit the Control Center.
4 – See if the app icons are gone or not. If you still see app icon labels, open the Control Center once again using the steps above and this time double tap the home button instead of a single tap. It will open the multitasking interface, ignore it, but it may also work to remove app icon labels on your iOS 10 device.
Make sure to release the Control Center window as soon as single or double tapping on the home button.
5 – Now, keeping app icon labels hidden requires some additional steps. For this to work, make sure that there are not more than two apps with app icon labels running at a time, and then see the next step.
6 – Navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility > Increase Contrast and make sure Reduce Transparency and Darken Colours options are enabled.
7 – While staying in the Accessibility settings, enable the Reduce Motion option by turning the toggle to ON position.
8 – Now repeat the the process from step 1 to step 4 above to activate the glitch. This will hide the app icon labels even when you lock and unlock your iOS 10 device.
9 – That’s all.
This will keep the icon labels hidden even when you move the apps out of the dock to the home screen. Repeat the steps above to remove the app icon labels of any number of apps on your iOS 10 device’s home screen without needing to jailbreak it. It also work with folder labels but may not work on the apps inside folders, although you can give it a try. See a video tutorial to get a better understanding of the above mentioned process.
If the above solutions worked on your device or you know of any other better solution to hide iOS 10 apps icon labels without jailbreak, please do share in the comments section below.
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