How to temporarily remove the home screen labels on your iPhone.
While iOS doesn’t have many customization options, you can’t do much with the appearance of your iPhone or iPad. All iOS devices look the same due to the nature of the platform which doesn’t encourage any changes in the look and feel, especially on the home screen. But after a few simple steps you could make the home screen unique. This tutorial has been developed by iDeviceHelp, and you will need an iOS10 device to temporarily hide the app labels. These labels will disappear until the iPhone / iPad reboots.
Here are the steps to remove the app icons:
- Reduce Motion. Head to the Settings Menu and tap Accessibility. Enable Reduce Motion under the sub-menu.
- Increase Contrast. In Accessibility → Increase Contrast, you need to enable both options – Reduce Transparency and Darken Colors.
- Swipe up from the bottom to bring up the Control Center.
- Drag the Control Center up to the top of the screen, but don’t take the finger off the screen.
- Using a different finger (remember that you are still holding the Control Center menu at the top), double click the Home button and then quickly lift the other finger off the Control Center.
- Press the Home button to exit the app Switcher.
- The icon labels for apps in the Dock will disappear.
- Move the icons without labels from the dock to the Home screen.
- Repeat the steps from 3 to 8 for all apps on the screen.
Watch the detailed video below to see the hack in action: