ios 7-1 glitch

Folks who updated to iOS 7.1 earlier this month may be interested in this newly-discovered glitch that allows you to hide stock iOS apps. It’s very similar to last year’s Newsstand glitch, in that it involves a multi-step process and doesn’t [obviously] require a jailbreak.

The glitch is present on both iPhones and iPads, and is relatively easy to exploit. All you have to do, essentially, is create a folder full of apps you wish to hide, drop it in another folder, and then remove it. Interested? Keep reading for a full step-by-step video tutorial…

The video comes from YouTube channel iDeviceHelpus (via 9to5Mac):

So where do the apps go? No where. While they appear gone from your Home screen, they are still on your device, meaning this trick won’t free up any storage space. Also, the applications are only hidden temporarily, as a simple power off/restart causes them to reappear.

It’s worth noting that we haven’t tried this ourselves, as we don’t currently have access to an iOS 7.1 device. As most of you know, the update killed the evasi0n7 jailbreak, so we have thus far avoided it. Looking at the YouTube comments, though, it seems the trick works fine.

If you try it out, make sure to let us know how it goes in the comments below!

  • Ryan W

    I Never Used the glitch
    and I’m on 7.1, but i want to jailbreak because of a tragic accident when buying a theme called “Next Gen UI” that made me update to 7.0.6
    but there is no going back.Any time apple patches the jailbreak and you accidentally update there is no going back; it is too late. X'(

    • highNiggaPie

      How did a theme make u update to 7.0.6 lol

      • Ryan W

        Safe mode.

        I Couldn’t take it anymore!

      • romeodesigns

        Why didn’t you uninstall the theme while in safe mode?

      • Christian Mej√≠a

        Cause he’s a noob. Doesn’t read the prompt right when you go into safe mode.

      • San4884

        There is also semirestore7 if he really needed to restore.

      • Ryan W

        My rule is 3 strikes I’m out

        safe mode 3 times

      • Dani Hayes

        It’s not really a theme but a tweak.

    • Dani Hayes

      What iPhone do you have?? It works perfect on my 4S and 5s. It would only respring when I used the “try and buy” method. But after I bought it, because it’s really nice, it works perfectly.

      • Ryan W

        What processor is that. a5 or a7

        because I have an a5 chip

      • Dani Hayes

        My 4S (A5) and 5s (A7??)

    • Antzboogie

      You shouldve used iLexrat or Semirestore it saved me mulitple times.

  • blastingbigairs

    A better headline would have been “Glitch in 7.1 Allows Evasion Tool to Jailbreak Your iPhone”.

  • Leonard Wong

    These glitch are pretty much pointless. Once you reboot, everything just returns and you have to do it all again.

  • Ryan W

    Didn’t know that even though i been in the jailbreaking community since iOS 4.2

    Wasn’t on Idownloadblog

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      nice, wow!

  • Omar Calderon

    it Works!!! Unfortunately keep in mind if you decide to sync with itunes all stock apps reappear