Hidden iOS 7 settings show new features, including hiding pre-installed apps, folders inside folders, and more

“In addition to the several new user-facing features introduced by Apple for iOS 7, hidden settings inside the new system have revealed that Apple has been testing other new enhancements. Hamza Sood discovered the hidden settings options, and these toggles reveal additional gesture, multitasking, and folders options,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5 Mac.

“The settings are not readily available to users of the iOS 7 beta, but acces requires some unspecified tweaking,” Gurman reports.

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Gurman reports, “In terms of new functionality being tested, the ability to hide pre-installed apps (a feature that many users have been requesting) is present in these settings. The ability to create a new folder inside of a folder is also present.”

Read more, and see the video, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. At last! I can properly hide OEM apps. Being able to completely remove them would be better, and re-install if a need for them is found, like purchased apps, but this’ll do.
    Folders within folders is good, too; I’ve got a lot of photo apps, so being able to aggregate them into one main folder is perfect.

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