Admittedly, I’ve never really liked the way folders looked in some of the latest iterations of iOS. They take up the whole screen, but only utilize a fraction of it for a functional purpose. In my opinion, Apple is wasting so much space with the current setup.

A new free jailbreak tweak called Bolders by iOS developer candoizo helps fix some of these shortcomings by transforming iOS folders into actual full-screen works of art.

Once you install Bolders, you’ll notice new folder behavior immediately. After tapping on one, the app icons take better advantage of the vertical real estate on your screen. They spread out into four separate columns and fill the bottom two-thirds of the display rather than chilling inside of a box in the center of your screen.

Note: Device screen size plays an instrumental role in how many columns of apps there are in your folders – Plus-sized iPhone is demonstrated in this review.

In case you were wondering, yes, Bolders works in landscape orientation too:

Bolders even shows how many apps are inside of a folder just above the folder name, which would probably be more useful if I had more apps in my folder instead of just six. Some people have way too many, and the counter will save some time if you were too lazy to count.

Also take note of the bold folder name text, which is reminiscent of the aesthetic Apple uses throughout apps in iOS 11. While iOS 11 folders don’t look exactly like this, the bold header text carries a modern look and feel.

To edit the folder name in Bolders, just tap and hold on it like you normally would in a stock folder; this will put your device into ‘jiggle’ mode, but you’ll be able to change the folder’s name too:

To remove apps from the full-screen folder, just drag apps near the folder’s title to move them onto the Home screen.

Bolders doesn’t have any options to configure, so what you see is what you get. If you’re interested in giving the tweak a try, you can download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. All jailbroken iOS 10 devices are supported.

Are you a fan of the new look and feel for folders produced by Bolders? Share in the comments section below!

  • Mark Maranon

    dayuuum that looks good.

  • What about the jailbreak when can we get our hands on it

  • wow this looks great

  • Andrieux Querido

    My iPhone 7 Plus 128 Restart once a day, losing my Jailbreak. Anyone have the same problem?
    How to fix it. Im tired of having to JB all the time.

    • Try using an app like Filza from Cydia. Then, go to /var/mobile/Library/Preferences and delete the preference files from tweaks you no longer use, then reboot/respring. Let me know if that clears up any issues for you.

      • Andrieux Querido

        Thanks, but its hard to say whats not from JB and Whats Apples.

      • Things with are Apple’s, things with com.(insertdevelopernamehere) are JB. Avoid deleting things from Saurik or that belong to Cydia.


    What Jailbreak you used on your iPhone? Extra_Recipe or Mach_Portal? In the start when i jailbroken with Mach_portal and installed lots of tweaks then it start rebooting itself (random reboots) and later i find out a tweak that caused reboot then i uninstalled it and good to go but Mach_Portal is unstable so i will continue getting (random reboots). Later when i jailbroken with Extra_Recipe then random reboot is much less but still reboot after every 2-4week and then i used iCleaner + deleted a tweak that i dont use and luckily now it never reboots. Sometime it only reboots after 2 month once! I have tons of tweak installed and some tweak will cause a random reboots if is not fully compatible with iOS 10, i have some tweak which made for iOS 9 and still works with iOS 10 but some of those iOS 9 compatible only will cause iOS 10 to reboot, respring or sometime safemode if ran out of Ram. Some tweak will drain alot of Ram’s.

    • Andrieux Querido

      Ill try that. I have 7plus and I use Yalu jb

    • Andrieux Querido

      Thanks a lot, i just did all that, lets see if it will work. 🙂 I really hope it works.