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| May 15, 2013
No Jailbreak Required: How To Add Spaces Between Apps On The Home Screen
If you’ve been looking for a way to customize your iOS device without a jailbreak, we’ve got a new little trick that might be of interest to you. Recently, we’ve discovered a method that allows you add spacing between apps on the home screen. This creates an effect similar to a popular jailbreak tweak called GridLock. This method is pretty interesting and we were amazed upon discovering it. At first, it took a while to figure out how to duplicate the results, but we've put together a method that’s very straight forward. This has been tested on all iOS devices running iOS 6 or higher. Also, we haven't experienced any performance issues because of this little glitch. If you’d like to learn how to do this, I’ve put together a video overview that will help explain the process. Check out our video overview below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbp6bf96S6k
If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.It may be easier to figure this out by watching the video, but I'll try my best to explain it below. Note: Make sure that you arrange the bottom row of apps on your home screen in this configuration: One app, a folder with two apps inside of it, and two more apps. It doesn’t matter which apps you use, but this icon configuration is important to the process. [caption id="attachment_416165" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Use this configuration for your app icons.[/caption] Step 1: Open the folder and put the apps in wiggle mode. Without lifting your finger, drag one of the apps out of the folder and on top of the fourth icon on the bottom row. Hold it there until iOS creates a folder with the two apps, but don’t lift your finger yet. [caption id="attachment_416166" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Creating a new folder.[/caption] Step 2: Once a folder has popped up, continue dragging that same app from step one across the inside of the folder you’ve just created, then drag it back into its original folder and release. You should now have two folders on the bottom row of the home screen. [caption id="attachment_416167" align="aligncenter" width="300"] You should have two folders now.[/caption] Step 3: Open the new folder and put the app inside of it into wiggle mode. Now, drag that app to a position on your home screen where you’d like the spacing to appear. As soon as you lift your finger, the app will vanish from the home screen and leave a nice little space. Don’t worry, the app has just been moved to the second page of the home screen. [caption id="attachment_416168" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Boom.[/caption] You can repeat this process as many times as you’d like to create a desired layout. The space you’ve created will act like an app. You can adjust its location it by repositioning the apps around it. Keep in mind, once you’ve used an app to create a space, it will not be allowed back on that home screen page. For whatever reason, iOS won’t let it happen, so make sure you're using apps that you don't mind keeping on the second page. If you’d like to restore your home screen back to normal, reboot your device and all of the spaces will be removed. This process will also work on the second page of the home screen. Like I said, the video above will help you understand this process better. It’s fairly simple and doesn’t take very long at all, but make sure that you follow the steps outlined in the video. Check it out and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.