The latest beta version of iOS 13 from Apple was released earlier today and brought a few surprises. Most notably, the company is planning a previously unannounced feature that allows users to change the size of app icons on the home screen for the first time.
At least, that's what Apple refers to. It would be technically more accurate to say customization, because the smaller or larger app icons are a product of adding two extra columns to the overall grid layout. But & # 39; App Icon Size & # 39; is how it is indicated in Settings. That's how it goes.
As noted by MacRumors, this feature is currently available in the fifth beta of iPadOS, so it is unclear whether it will be an official iOS 13 feature for the iPhone. (That seems unlikely for the time being.) It also builds on an earlier change introduced in iPadOS when we first saw the 6 x layout introduced as part of the redesigned home screen.
But now users have the option of returning to the existing standard via the app's resizing format, which allows you to adjust the number of columns on the home screen between a 4 x 5 format and a 6 x 5 format , referred to as "larger & # 39; and & # 39; more & # 39 ;. The text below the feature seems to suggest that you can currently only switch between 20 and 30 apps on one screen.
That said, this is the first time Apple has allowed users to do this level of customization on app icons. It will be fun, both from the point of view of accessibility and because it is a rare but appreciated case in which Apple has taken over an age-old jailbreak feature and brought it to its official iOS platform.
Some other interesting developments in the latest iOS beta include some fresh new backgrounds, more granular volume control options that extend the number of volume levels to a total of 34, and the addition of shortcuts to the iOS panel for faster access.