Have you ever wanted to organize your iPhone home screen by creating folders, but didn’t want the folder names to clutter up your display? With a simple trick that takes less than a minute, you can create blank, invisible or empty folder names on your iOS (iPhone or iPad) without jailbreaking your device.
What is a Blank, Invisible or Empty iPhone Folder Name
A blank or invisible iPhone folder name refers to a folder you create on your home screen that looks like it doesn’t have a name. Even though iOS requires you to give each folder a name when creating it, you can use special invisible/empty Unicode characters to make that name appear blank.
This gives your home screen a clean, uncluttered look while still allowing you to organize your apps into folders.
When Would You Use an Invisible Folder Name
Here are some reasons why you may want to use an invisible folder name on your iPhone:
- You want a minimalist, decluttered home screen aesthetic. Blank folder names help create this look.
- You think folder names like “Extras” or “Junk” are unnecessary or messy.
- You want the flexibility to organize apps into folders without visible labels.
- It’s a hidden trick to show friends and family for fun.
Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Blank or Invisible Folder Names
Creating an invisible folder name on your iPhone home screen only takes a minute. Follow these steps:
1. Create a regular folder first
Start by making a normal app folder on your home screen using your standard method (drag and drop one app onto another). iPhone will force you to name it something.
2. Copy the invisible/blank/empty Unicode characters
Copy the following Unicode bracket or Blank Space characters below or go to BlackSpaceCopy.com
Braille Pattern Character
Copy Empty Character
These are special Unicode characters that will appear invisible when pasted.
3. Rename the folder
Next, long press the folder and tap “Rename” in the pop-up menu.
4. Paste the Empty characters
Tap the X button to clear the current name, tap once in the text field to bring up the keyboard, then paste the invisible characters you copied in Step 2 using the paste option.
5. Save the change
Finally, tap “Done” on the keyboard, then tap anywhere on the screen to exit.
The folder name will now appear blank! Feel free to add apps inside – the blank name will remain even after restarting your iPhone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this work on iPad too?
Yes, you can create invisible app folder names on your iPad home screen using the exact same method. Just create a folder, copy the special characters, rename the folder with them pasted, and the folder name will appear blank!
Do the folder names ever reappear?
Nope! Once you set the name to be invisible, it will stay that way permanently. The folder name won’t suddenly reappear after restarting your iPhone or iPad, changing wallpaper, or installing iOS updates.
Is this safe for my iPhone?
Absolutely! This trick does not require any hacking, jailbreaking, or unauthorized modification to your iPhone or iPad. All it uses is the built-in ability to paste Unicode characters as folder names in iOS, so it is completely safe.
What if I want to rename the folder later?
No problem! You can always long press the invisible folder and tap “Rename” again. From there, you can give it a regular text name or paste a different set of invisible Unicode characters,…