How to change the Dock color on iPhone or iPad

Written By Mehak Reviewed By How-to iPhone 2 Min Read

If you love customizing your devices, you might want to change the color of the Dock on your iPhone. The Dock is the special area at the bottom of your screen that holds four app icons. By default, it’s slightly transparent and blends in with your wallpaper. Unfortunately, there’s no outright way to change the color of the Dock. The only customization you can do is reduce the transparency. This is an accessibility feature designed to make the screen easier to see. But it also changes the look of the Dock, so you might like to try it. Let’s check out what’s involved.

How to change the dock color on your iPhone

By default, the Dock on your iPhone or iPad is transparent. To change its appearance slightly, you can reduce the transparency as follows:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Accessibility.
  2. Tap Display & Text Size.
  3. Toggle on Reduce Transparency.

    Change the dock color on your iPhone

Now go to your Home screen and check out the Dock. It will appear more solid in color. This color will automatically match your wallpaper.

Before & After effect of changing Dock color on iPhone

You will also notice a reduction in transparency everywhere on your iPhone. For example, folders widgets, Control Center, search bar, etc., will have a solid background rather than a transparent one.

If you want to go back to the default transparent look, just follow the steps mentioned above and toggle off Reduce Transparency.

Got more questions? Let me know in the comments below, and I’ll be happy to help.

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By Mehak Senior Writer
Mehak has a master’s degree in communication and over ten years of writing experience. Her passion for technology and Apple products led her to iGeeksBlog, where she specializes in writing product roundups and app recommendations for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on her MacBook Pro, she loves being lost in a book or out exploring the world.
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