How to remove bar across bottom of screen

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by wanderinglight, May 23, 2014.

  1. wanderinglight macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2008
    Hi there. I resisted as long as I could before updating to ios 7. I have an iphone 4S.

    I have a little issue that's driving me crazy. There is a blank bar across the bottom of the screen now (the color changes depending on what type of photo is selected for the Home Screen wallpaper). How can I remove it and have my photo fill in the whole screen?

    I can't figure out what the bar is for. It is the location where the running apps used to line up so you could close out of them, back before I updated, but now when you click the home button twice it opens them up separately...I don't really understand the purpose of the bar now.

    See photo of the stupid bar. Can anyone help?

    Oh and bonus points if anyone can tell me how to select the background color for the folders that contains the apps. The auto colors selected are giving me a headache because they are too light.

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  2. trekkie604 macrumors 68000


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    That's the dock. In 6 you seriously didn't have any icons in there?
  3. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Why dont you have any apps on it. You cant make it go away
  4. wanderinglight thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2008
    I don't know why no apps are in it

    I have several apps open, but they don't appear down there. Not sure why but it's annoying as h.
  5. chances14 macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2013
    that's your app dock, where you can put the apps that you use a lot for quick access. you can't remove it
  6. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I agree - How did you empty that bottom dock area?
    I expect there may be other folks that might want to know how, too.
    (but, then you get to keep the blank bar, which as you can see, keeps the background color, depending on the image used.

    Maybe a backup & restore will bring those icons back (?)
  7. wanderinglight thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2008
    Thanks for the responses. Guess I'll drag some apps down there so it doesn't look as weird.
  8. chances14 macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2013
    it's not hard. just drag the apps out of the dock and onto one of the homescreens
  9. white4s macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    springtomize has a transparency dock option. i'm sure there's specific tweaks that do the same though

    *whoops nevermind i thought i was in the jailbreak forum
  10. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    I think removing the dock is only available if you jailbreak your iPhone.
  11. 13Dude31 macrumors newbie


    May 24, 2018
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    I never had this damn bar b4. I just added a photo to home screen and this grey tray destroys my photo. Apple. Get your xxxx together and allow use full use of the GD phones we paid for.
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Are you talking about the dock? That's basically something that's always been there.

    If it's gray suddenly instead of a color that is more fitting with the background, you might want to check the "reduce transparency" option in the "increase contrast" section of the accessibility area of settings.

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