Modify iOS 7 Folder Icons with TinyGrid+

Getting a unique look on the iOS 7 home screen can require several tweaks and customizations. Besides installing WinterBoard themes or using colorization tweaks such as Fancy, a new option focuses specifically on folder icons. TinyGrid+ changes the grid of app icon thumbnails inside folder home screen icons.

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Once installed, TinyGrid+ defaults to a look similar to the iOS 6 supported tweak 2x2 Folder Icons. Instead of the stock 3x3 thumbnail layout inside each folder icon, the grid within each folder is changed to 2x2 with more padding around the app thumbnails. This is just the beginning, as full customization is available under Settings -> TinyGrid+ on jailbroken devices.

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The number of rows and columns can be selected, and the app icon thumbnail size is adjusted with a slider. Also fully adjustable is the spacing between icons and the folder background alpha. To apply changes, tap the Save & Respring button. Once the iPhone resprings, custom folder settings will be visible on the home screen.

Default TinyGrid+ settings can always be restored by tapping the Reset & Respring button. Also, to go back to stock iOS 7 folder layouts either select Settings -> TinyGrid+ -> Enabled -> OFF (grey slider) or uninstall the tweak from Cydia.

TinyGrid+ can be found on Cydia in the BigBoss repo for $0.99. Look here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 7.x with evasi0n 7. You can also find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.