How to change your folder icons layout with 2×2 Folder Icons

By , Feb 26, 2013

2x2 Folder Icons

Surenix, the designer/developer behind the hugely popular ayecon theme has just released a simple tweak for iOS that changes the layout of your folder icons. Normally, a folder icon shows a preview grid of up to nine icons for apps that are placed in a given folder. With the 2×2 Folder Icons tweak, you can change this 3×3 grid of icons to a 2×2…

You can see the tweak in action on the image above. On the left is the normal 3×3 grid of icons that you’re probably accustomed to. On the right is the new layout, compliments of 2×2 Folder Icons.

Those of you who’ve installed the ayecon theme are probably already familiar with this design mod. Indeed, 2×2 Folder Icons is actually part of ayecon, which you can choose to turn on or off in the theme settings.

According to Surenix, 2×2 Folder Icons was primarily meant for WinterBoard themes like ayecon, which utilizes smaller icons than the bigger stock iOS icons.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of this 2×2 grid as I think it leaves too much empty space around the icons. If I had the choice, I’d rather have the 2×2 grid display bigger icons so they fill the whole space of the folder icon. Hopefully Surenix will hear me out and make this an option in a future update.

2×2 Folder Icons is available via the BigBoss repo on Cydia for $0.99. If you’re going to spend $0.99 on this tweak, why not spend $2.99 on ayecon, which includes 2×2 Folder Icons as well as a gorgeous theme for your iPhone?

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  • pauleebe

    I like Surenix and his themes/work, but this seems slightly stupid as a .99 tweak lol

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    Money for nothing..

    • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

      …and chicks for free.

      • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

        If only… Lol…

  • s0me

    Crapple (:

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      Glad you like the way I named this folder. I think the name says it all :)

      • Crapple

        I had this name for the same folder – ‘Apple Craps’; I got a better name for the folder now – ‘Crapple’ :-)

  • 2008crna

    So why would anyone want to do this tweak?

  • http://twitter.com/RECON1_ [RΞCØИ1]

    LOL Crapple.

  • http://twitter.com/ifomenegra if@menegra

    Surenix don’t let money take your head stay focus!!!
    Love your work but this is not a tweak to be payed!!

    • Damian W

      activator is free and Surenix wants 99 cents. Hmmmm…

  • Guest

    Doesn’t aeycon do this too?

    • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

      Did you read the article? He says it does.

      • Tricki68

        Thanks professor dick

      • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

        Welcome.

    • jorith

      yeah, used to be included in ayecon, now you its separate. if you baught it, you still own this too.

  • http://twitter.com/justkevinblog justkevinblog

    I love his work, but 99c for this…

    • Damian W

      exactly, it should be a free addon to encourage to buy ayecon