Throughout all history of iOS, the icons have had certain dimensions. Now, Apple for some reason decided to ruin this and made them smaller a little bit. They ruinded this, just as everything else, bit by bit. But, does anyone know how to return the icons to their original (pre - iOS 14)normal size, which has been throughout all older iOS-s?

ios 14

ios 13

To see this, open both of these images each in a new tab and click between them couple of times. You will see how the icons change size significantly.....I really would love to be able to go back to ios 13.....

  • I'm not aware of any and didn't notice anyone post that info during the iOS beta cycle. It might be up to someone in the jailbreak community to figure it out.
    – fsb
    Sep 18, 2020 at 18:07
  • No. This has nothing to do with jailbreak. Official ios14 has smaller icons.....so disappointing....the difference is barely noticable, but I can see it clearly....ver, very disappointing. Sep 18, 2020 at 18:24
  • I guess they are only pushing the big screens....maybe on big screen iPhones (all newer iPhones, except iPhone SE 1) this change didn't occur.....I'm not sure since I only have iPhone SE 1. Sep 18, 2020 at 18:25
  • I uploaded two screenshots. I have another iPhone SE which has ios 13 and my iPhone SE with ios 14 installed. I regret installing it. Sep 18, 2020 at 18:29
  • I know it has nothing to do with jailbreak. My point was there is no way to change the icon size in iOS 14. However, as usually happens, some smart jailbreaker will figure it out and post instructions.
    – fsb
    Sep 18, 2020 at 20:26

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I honestly don't see something blatantly different, but if you feel bad about it I suggest you tell Apple directly through this link

Besides that there is no other options in display to change the icon size it's either the "default" or "big".

  • I did a thorough research and it seems that yes, this is how APple wants the icons to be now......I don't like it. Doesn't mean you are not allowed to like it.... thanks anyway for the notice.... Sep 19, 2020 at 11:28

The icon size has definitely changed in iOS 14, at least for models with 4.7" displays. They're 8 pixels smaller, from 122x122 to 114x114, and the space between them is narrower, leaving an excess of unused space to simply make the targets closer and smaller. I have checked this on a 7 and a 2020 SE, both show the same before and after. I'd like to think that there was either an internal, functional reason for this, or it was an accident that they'll correct, and not a designer's idea of something prettier. Here's the before and after shown in a group, (of some obsolete apps): Before and after iOS14

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