How to remove bar across bottom of screen

wanderinglight

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Oct 18, 2008
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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.

thank you!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y3gxkggmn0zobd8/2014-05-23 12.54.02.png
 

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wanderinglight

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Original poster
Oct 18, 2008
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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.
 

chances14

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

DeltaMac

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Jul 30, 2003
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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 (?)
 

chances14

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

white4s

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Nov 15, 2011
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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
 

13Dude31

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May 24, 2018
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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.

thank you!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y3gxkggmn0zobd8/2014-05-23 12.54.02.png
[doublepost=1527173127][/doublepost]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.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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[doublepost=1527173127][/doublepost]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.
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.