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iOS Folder Background Color Change

Updated my wife’s iPhone to iOS 12. and now her folder background are a dark brown instead of her iOS 11 light grey color.

My phone and child’s phone folders stayed the light grey folder background color.

What determines the folder background color?

Is it determined by the wallpaper?
Will turn on / off accessibility – increase contrast, reduce transparency adjust the color.

She just wants the folder background to go back to the light grey.
David Hold

Comments: 9 Responses to “iOS Folder Background Color Change”

    5 years ago

    Do you mean the background behind the folders of app icons on your Home screens?

    Those are semi-transparent so the color is a lighter version of whatever is behind -- the wallpaper, yes. Try different Home screen wallpapers to get a different background.

    But I'm not sure if that is what you mean because I can't see that being very important either way. It is just visible for a second while you select an app to launch.

    5 years ago

    I have the same issue, it is the colour of the folder background, and in the phone dock, it is not related to the background image, it is just brownish solid, and it's ugly.

    5 years ago

    fixed mine: settings, general, accessibility, reduce transparency, set to OFF

    5 years ago

    roger: Good to know. Thanks for posting that solution.

    5 years ago

    Setting reduced transparency to OFF changed my folder background color from an ugly dark green to a repulsive light green. My wallpaper photo is a forest scene, with lots of green in it. I just want the original ios11 light gray back.

    5 years ago

    Thank you for the answer to this. Changing the transparency setting to off corrected it for my husbands phone and saved us a trip to the apple store!

    5 years ago

    Thanks @Roger - fixed my issue :)

    Sharon Falkowski
    5 years ago

    Change it back PLEASE!

    iua keil
    5 years ago

    yes, please change back to ios 11 light grey!

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