White icon apps appear over night

BradLinder

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Jan 8, 2012
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So my brother woke up this morning to find these on his home screen.

http://img593.imageshack.us/i/imagecru.jpg/

Anyone have an idea why? I've never seen or heard anything like this before. He has an iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 AT&T.
 

SurferMan

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May 14, 2010
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yeh reboot it, I've had that happen quite a few times, seems to be a bug in iOS5. I've also had it happen when moving icons, sometimes out of nowhere a blank white icon will pop up that you can't do anything with.
 

batting1000

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Sep 4, 2011
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Happens a lot on jailbroken devices, I've seen it a lot. Not really sure why it happens.*

They are hidden Apple apps that are used by The system/OS for the diagnostics, setups, etc. On a regular stock device, they are are hidden all the time but for some reason pop up on jailbroken devices sometimes. If you download "Poof" from Cydia you can hide them again. The respringing, they should go away.
 

SurferMan

macrumors 65816
May 14, 2010
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South FL
Happens a lot on jailbroken devices, I've seen it a lot. Not really sure why it happens.*

They are hidden Apple apps that are used by The system/OS for the diagnostics, setups, etc. On a regular stock device, they are are hidden all the time but for some reason pop up on jailbroken devices sometimes. If you download "Poof" from Cydia you can hide them again. The respringing, they should go away.
Yeh it happens on my jb device, never did that before on previous jb and os'... so there must be something/a bug that causes that in iOS5 on jb'd devices.
 

*LTD*

macrumors G4
Feb 5, 2009
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Jailbroken devices: anything (including strange things) can happen. I think it comes with the territory, anyway.