iOS developer Hamza Sood has spent some time digging around in iOS 7 long enough to find some interesting hidden settings that have not yet been enabled in the first beta.
After having dug into them himself, the developer was able to identify what the settings are for. It would appear that Apple has been working on settings for gestures within applications, ways to hide stock applications, settings for folder behavior, and more. All of the settings are nested within a main preferences pane in the Settings application called “SpringBoard.”
Under the SpringBoard preferences pane are more preferences panes for the following: Parallax, Dock, Folders, Zoom Animations, Control Center, Lock Screen, App Slider, and CarDisplay.
Sood includes screenshots for the Folders, App Slider and Close Box preferences panes, which reveal interesting Springtomize 2-like options, many of which were jailbreak-only until now, including:
- Allowing nested folders
- Pinching folders to close them
- Blurring the folder icon
- Blurring the folder background
- Blurring Newsstand
- Adjusting the settings of adaptive folder tinting
- Multitasking gestures
- Navigation gestures
- Edge of display swipes
- Corner of display swipes
- Press-and-hold gestures
- Gesture logging
- Icon animations
- Hiding stock applications
- And more
Notably, this is a very small fraction of the number of settings that Sood has discovered. So it piques our interest to see what else Apple may have in store for us. Apple has never really been the type of company to let its users have access to customization, so if Apple really does enable these features in a future release of iOS 7, Apple would certainly make several iOS users happy. On the other hand, there's always the chance that the settings could remain hidden forever.
What do you think about the new settings?
Sources: Hamza Sood via 9to5Mac