Found Feature: Blank Home Screen Page

TWO2SEVEN

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I realized this morning that iOS6 allows for a blank page on the home screen. I used to do this using a black icon with a mostly black wallpaper or by jailbreaking. Just thought some might like this as a way to see their wallpaper better or keep the home screen clean.
 

brand

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Oct 3, 2006
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I realized this morning that iOS6 allows for a blank page on the home screen. I used to do this using a black icon with a mostly black wallpaper or by jailbreaking. Just thought some might like this as a way to see their wallpaper better or keep the home screen clean.
So this is an iOS 6 feature and not an iPhone feature?:rolleyes:
 

braddick

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I realized this morning that iOS6 allows for a blank page on the home screen. I used to do this using a black icon with a mostly black wallpaper or by jailbreaking. Just thought some might like this as a way to see their wallpaper better or keep the home screen clean.
To obtain this you simply move all the icons from the home page/first page to the second, and so forth?
 

TWO2SEVEN

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Jun 27, 2010
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To obtain this you simply move all the icons from the home page/first page to the second, and so forth?
Yes. I had only a top row on my first page and the rest of my apps/folders on the second. I decided to move them all to the second page and the first page stayed blank.

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So this is an iOS 6 feature and not an iPhone feature?:rolleyes:
Not sure. I haven't checked it on my iPad yet.
 

randy98mtu

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I did this on iOS 5 last week and it worked also. After a few minutes (perhaps sleeping the phone) it deleted the empty page. :( Maybe I'll give it another shot.
 

eternlgladiator

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Jun 20, 2010
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It worked on the old versions of iOS too. It doesn't stay after a reboot though and tended to make my phone run funny sometimes. It's nice but not when your phone freezes up.
 

MadGoat

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I hope that this isn't a "bug". It's nice being able to see a whole picture that isn't hidden by an icon.
 

nwmtnbiker

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I realized this morning that iOS6 allows for a blank page on the home screen. I used to do this using a black icon with a mostly black wallpaper or by jailbreaking. Just thought some might like this as a way to see their wallpaper better or keep the home screen clean.
Awesome find. I use to do it on prior ios's but after a respring or reset they always reverted back to default. Not any more and hopefully it stays like that! Thank you for the find;)