Set a Blank Folder Name in iOS

Sep 17, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Blank folder name in iOS

Can’t think of a name for an iOS folder? Or maybe you prefer minimalism and would rather have a folder without any name at all? Why not set a blank folder name! You can’t do this normally, and you may have discovered that typing a bunch of spaces doesn’t set a blank name either, but thanks to a peculiar quirk that comes along with the Starbucks app (yes, Starbucks the ubiquitous coffee shop), you can make a folder with an entirely blank name.

There isn’t much to this, you just need to tap-and-hold on the Starbucks app and drop it onto any other app to create a folder as usual. You’ll notice the suggested folder name is… nothing, thus the result is your blank folder name. You don’t have to keep the Starbucks app in the folder if you don’t want to, the empty name will stay put regardless of what goes in there.

Make a blank folder name in iOS

The Starbucks app is free on the App Store, so even if you hate coffee you can use it to make a blank folder name without indulging.

You’ll certainly get more meaning out of placing Emoji characters in the names of folders (which can be done on the Mac too), but this is kind of a fun trick anyway, even if it’s largely useless.

Heads up to iDownloadblog for the discovery of what is likely a bug, though it continues to work in iOS 6 and iOS 7 on either the iPhone or iPad.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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