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Weird iOS glitch lets you make all your iPhone folders round

Published Jul 26th, 2016 6:20PM EDT
iPhone Tricks 2016

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Remember back in April when we told you about a nifty trick that let you completely change the look of your iPhone’s home screen without having to jailbreak your device? For some odd reason, using a very small image as the wallpaper on your iPhone caused iOS to hiccup and display all of your device’s folder icons as circles rather than the standard rounded squares.

Well, this bizarre glitch is back and it still works on the latest version of iOS, which Apple just released last week.

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As was the case last time around, the glitch was discovered by YouTube user “videosdebarraquito.” And also just like last time, he put together a quick video that walks you through the process.

It really couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is visit a special site in Safari on your iPhone where you can download a number of different pre-made wallpapers that will all trigger this odd glitch. Pick some colors you like, long-tap on each one, and then download it to your device. Then, either in the Settings app or in the Photos app, apply the image as your wallpaper, just like you would with any other picture.

Once that’s done, the glitch will be triggered. All of the icons for your folders will appear round instead of the typical rounded square look. And this time around, your dock will also be invisible.

No one knows exactly what causes this glitch, but it’s a cool and easy way to set the look of your iPhone apart from everyone else’s. The full video is embedded below, and here’s a link to the site where you can download the special wallpapers.

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