The iPhone home screen gets its distinctive aesthetic from a grid of icons that blend seamlessly into almost any background. It is a somewhat minimalist look, but that is interrupted by messy text labels for apps and folders. Fortunately, there is a way to remove these labels, but you must be jailbreaked to remove it.
Honestly, who actually needs these text labels? You know where all your apps are, and even if you didn't, there are icons for that. According to the same logic, folders also do not need labels, because you can see their contents.
Admittedly, there are ways to hide folder labels, but they don't work for app names. That's where Justin Proulx & # 39; s CleanHomeScreen tweak comes. The free mod makes it easy to remove app and folder labels, and as a bonus you can disable other elements on the home screen, such as notification badges for a real clutter-free look.
: Install Dynastic & # 39; s Repository
CleanHomeScreen is not available natively within Cydia or Sileo, which means that you must install a repo with the tweak before you can get your hands on it. . The process is simple: just add the following URL to your "Resources" list.
It is worth noting that it is not automatically displayed when you add it to Cydia in Sileo and vice versa. So you must add the repo to both if you use both. View the manuals below if you want to know more about this process.
Step 2: Install CleanHomeScreen
After adding Dynastic Repo to your source list, tap "Search" in Cydia or Sileo and type in "CleanHomeScreen." Select the tweak as soon as it appears and then press "Install" (Cydia) or "Get" (Sileo) as soon as you are on the page Details of the tweak.
Now confirm the installation of the tweak by either pressing "Confirm" (Cydia) or swipe up on the "Queue" card and select "Confirm" (Sileo). After you've done this, give the process a minute or two (usually it's faster) to finish and press & # 39; Restart SpringBoard & # 39; to reset your iPhone and complete the installation.
CleanHomeScreen is automatically switched on, so as soon as your iPhone removes resprings, removes the home screen and locks screen elements to give you a completely minimalist experience. But you may not want to disable certain functions, such as the date of the lock screen, the Today view, and others. So open the Settings app, scroll down and tap "CleanHomeScreen" to further adjust the adjustment.
From there, set the switches to the off position for locking and home screen elements that you display again make visible. Press "Respring" as soon as you are satisfied with implementing the changes made.
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