Even with the large amount of fantastic apps available for iOS these days, I try to keep my spring board as clean as possible. In fact, I was ecstatic when Apple announced the new folders feature in their last major overhaul of their iPhone software. In Apple-like fashion, the feature was easy to use, but came with some limitations.

You may only have 4 icons per row, with a limit of 12 total icons per folder. For most people that’s more than enough to help you organize your cluttered home screen. But if you are a power user with more apps than the average joe, this limitation can be frustrating. But don’t get too discouraged. If you are jailbroken, you certainly have options to fix this….

Apps like InfiniFolders and FolderEnhancer have allowed you to customize your folders before, but in my opinion were a little buggy. So what if you want a solution that is easy, reliable, and takes up no space on your home screen?

Enter ‘More Icon Folder’ from CyberDuck. This application will allow you to set the number of icons that you want per row, as well as remove the 12 icon limit we were discussing earlier. Just pop into Cydia and do a search for “More Icon Folder”. Once installed, head over to your ‘Settings.app’ and scroll towards the bottom to access the app.

The More Icon Folder setting screen is extremely simple, and I like that it didn’t add another icon to my main screen. It just gives you one option, which is to select the number of icons you want per row in your folders. It ranges from one to ten, but be careful things don’t get too crowded. Even at 5 icons per row, I noticed I had application labels overlapping.

I typically like to keep things neat and tidy on my home screen. I am very particular about what apps I keep on my precious iPhone. But if you are struggling with organizing all of your icons, or if you’re the type that doesn’t like to be told what you can and can’t do, this app is for you.

Are you an app hoarder and in need of something like this? Do you use something similar? Tell us below!

  • Juan

    i use folder enhancer. i like the UI better than the stock UI folders. pure aesthetics. like you, i’m quite particular. as far as bugs.. sure, but nothing that makes it unusable.

  • Still unknown if it “breaks” syncing folders to iTunes like Infinifolders did… asked the dev, he doesn’t run iOS 4.2.1 so he doesn’t know.

  • Koopa

    Do i need to add a repo? cause i cant find it in cydia 🙁

    • Selcuk

      It’s actually called five icon folder.. And it’s in the default repos for free.

      • Z

        Thanks bud, I noticed the article didnt state the price either. Another free usefull tweak =) (to some people)

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  • runofthedill

    don’t like the overlapping. good idea though.

  • AnotherBrian

    I have been using it for a couple of days, I like it. I’m on 4.2.1 and haven’t seen any problems.

  • AnotherBrian

    I have been using it for a couple of days, I like it. I’m on 4.2.1 and haven’t seen any problems yet.

  • Pieter

    FolderEnhancer is the reason to jailbreak! :/ I think it’s better than SBSettings!

  • Yes,you are telling good thing.more icon is essential for iphone user

  • Jason Masters

    Nope all those tweaks are buggy and cause a lot of problems down the line you will eventually uninstall when you have so many crashes.

  • S Beck

    So unless I jailbreak I’m screwed?? No other way?