How to Customize iPhone Home Screen (No Jailbreak)

If you’re using an iPhone, you know that the customization iOS offers is almost nothing. You can change wallpaper, edit app icons, that’s all. iOS was never designed as an operating system for a user to customize too much. This means Only business. However, if you want to customize the look of your home screen, you’re in luck. In this article, I will tell you how you can customize the look of your iPhone home screen without jailbreaking it.

Use iEmpty to Customize the Home Screen

iEmpty is a website that offers customization tools for iOS that you can use to customize the look of your iPhone home screen. This website allows you to create blank icons for your home screen; this basically lets you arrange the icons on your home screen any way you want with a space between them. iEmpty can also be used to create custom app icons for your iPhone and all this without having to jailbreak your device.

I will explain how you can use iEmpty to create blank icons and how you can use these blank icons to organize your applications the way you want. I will also explain how you can use iEmpty to create custom app icons for your home screen.

1. Customize Home Screen with Blank Icons

Follow these steps to customize your home screen using blank icons:

  • Inside Safari On your iPhone, go to: iBlank website. Here, tap onCreate Blank Icons“.

  • On the next screen, tap on it. “Add”, under the hood “Customize”. This will take you to a download page where you need to upload a screenshot of your home screen. To do this, first touch and hold any icon on your home screen. “Edit” mode. Then swipe left until you reach the screen. blank home screen only the dock is shown. Take a screenshot of this screen and upload it to iEmpty.

add wallpaper

  • Tap on “Choose file” and select your screenshot from your Photo Library. Then, tap on “Upload photo“.

upload photo

  • Scroll down and you will see your home screen covered with blank icons. You can do tap the location where you want a blank icon to appear. For now I will choose 3×3.

select vacant-icons-position

  • iEmpty will then open a page with an icon. Now, simply tap the share icon Select it in Safari and click “Add to home screen“.
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share and add to home screen

  • You will see the icon with a question mark. Just tap on “Add”.

add icon to home screen

  • You will see the icon appear on the home screen. simply press and hold place it on this icon and put it in place. matches the background image.

edit empty icon

Now when you hit the home button, you will see that the icon matches the background perfectly, creating the illusion of a space between the two app icons. You can repeat these steps for multiple locations on the home screen to create any arrangement for your app icons. If you want to get rid of these empty icons, simply press and hold any app icon and tap the cross on the empty icon’s tile to remove it.

This is the layout I created.  Not the best, but something.
This is the layout I created. Not the best, but something.

2. Create Custom App Icons

It is also possible to create custom app icons on iOS using iEmpty. Technically, these are not custom app icons; these are shortcuts to applications for which you want a custom icon. They use the same number as the blank symbols, but in this case you can choose the symbol you want. However, for simplicity’s sake, I’ll just call them custom app icons. So, to create custom app icons, follow these steps:

  • In Safari on your iPhone, go to: iBlank website. Scroll down and tap on “iSpecial: Custom app icons”. On the page that opens, tap on “.Start now!“.


  • Scroll down and select the app for which you want a custom icon. I will try it in videos. Next, upload a PNG or JPG image to use as an icon, or add one from the URL.


  • When done, scroll down and tap on “.Let’s go“. The website will create a shortcut link for you. Once complete, tap on “.Open Popup“.


  • On the next page, tap on “To shareTap on the ” icon in Safari and tap on “.Add to Home Screen“.

share and add to home screen-2

  • Delete the question mark and type the name you want the icon to be on the home screen. I’m going withVideos“. Next, tap on “Add“.

rename and add shortcut

You will see an icon titled. “Videos” On your home screen with the custom icon of your choice. You can tap this icon to launch the Videos app on your iPhone. You can create shortcut icons like this for many applications that use websites like iEmpty.

If iEmpty isn’t working well enough for you, make-up another very good website It uses the same methods as iEmpty to create blank icons for your Home screen, which you can use to customize the iPhone home screen, and it works well enough. However, I personally found iEmpty’s icons will align much better “Death Star” is on my wallpaper.

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Customize iPhone home screen with custom app icons

You can use websites like iEmpty and Makeovr to create fun and cool layouts for your home screen. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but if you have something cool in mind, it can be really good to use blank icons and custom app logos. So go ahead and create amazing custom home screen layouts for your iPhone and iPad and share them with us. Also, if you encounter any problems while using these websites, feel free to discuss them in the comments section below.