Change Dock Colour without Jailbreak

With all the changes that have happened in iOS 7, it would be easy to overlook one or two of them. One that can’t be missed however is the new-look Dock.  While it doesn’t look as much like the OS X Dock as it used to, you can still make some changes to it, such as color and transparency.  You can just go ahead and change the wallpaper which will make quite difference in itself but, if you happen to be fond of your current wallpaper and want to change the way the Dock looks with it, there is a way.

Image : Change Dock Colour on iOS 7


Depending on what wallpaper you are using, the Dock can look a bit garish and over the top.  However, by changing the contrast on it, giving it a more translucent color, you can make a world of difference to the way the Dock looks.  Here’s how:

First, choose the wallpaper you want:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Wallpapers & Brightness
  3. Tap on Choose Wallpaperios 7 wallpaper set (3)


  1. Pick the one you want and tap on Set
  2. Decide if it is going to be on the Home screen , lock screen or bothios 7 wallpaper set (5)


Now you can set up the Dock:

  1. Open Settings again
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on Increased Contrast to turn it on ios 7 increase contrast
  5. Go back to your Home screen and look at your Dock to see what it looks like. ios 7 dock colour changed

Increasing the contrast takes away a lot of the color, leaving you with a more mellow look. If you have trouble seeing the text on some of your icons, you can combine this with bolding the text:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on Bold Text ios 7 bold text

Your iPhone will restart and the text will be much easier to read. This change goes across the board and will bold all text on iOS 7.

While the Contrast feature may give you the look you want, it does have one side effect that may not please everyone.  It will remove blurs and transparencies from everywhere across iOS 7, including the Notification and Control Centers, and your folders. It’s up to you to decide if this side effect is worth it or not. Until or if Apple decides to change things, this is the only way to tone down the color of the dock.

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8 thoughts on “Change Dock Colour without Jailbreak

  1. best,
    how is it that you can not change to full screen. our background image?
    I can not bring my image to screen width, always missing a piece?

    Thanks, greetz from Belgium

  2. How can I change the font color on the home screen.Most screens I see have a white font,but mine is black,black is good but I need the font in white as it makes for easier reading.
    Thanks for the help

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