How to Get Rid of Highlight Around App Icons on iPhone


Highlighting around app icons on iPhone can be unsightly and distracting. Fortunately, there is a simple way to remove this highlight.

Steps to Remove Highlight Around App Icons

  1. Unlock your iPhone.

  2. Tap and hold on an app icon that has a highlight around it.

  3. A small menu will appear. Tap on "Edit Home Screen."

  4. The app icons will start to jiggle.

  5. Tap on the small "x" in the upper-left corner of the app icon that you want to remove the highlight from.

  6. Tap on "Delete."

  7. The app icon and its highlight will be removed from your home screen.

Additional Tips

  • If you want to remove the highlight from multiple app icons at once, you can tap and hold on one icon, then tap on additional icons to select them. Once they are all selected, tap on the "x" in the upper-left corner and then tap on "Delete."
  • You can also use the "Reset Home Screen Layout" option to remove all of the highlights from your app icons. To do this, tap and hold on an empty area of your home screen, then tap on "Reset Home Screen Layout."