Apple's latest beta release for iOS 13 was released today and brought with it a few surprises. Most notably, the company is planning a previously unannounced feature that allows users to change the size of app icons on the splash screen for the first time.
At least Apple refers to it. An adaptation of the grid layout is technically more accurate, as the smaller or larger app icons are created by adding two additional columns to the overall grid layout. "App Icon Size", however, is referred to as "Size" in Preferences. That is how it goes.
As stated by MacRumors this feature is currently available in the fifth beta of iPadOS, making it unclear whether it is to an official trades feature of iOS 1
Now, however, users can use the AppSize resize setting to return to the existing standard, which lets you customize the number of columns on the Home screen between a 4 x 5 layout and a 6 x 5 layout. marked as "bigger" or "more". The text below the feature seems to indicate that you can only switch between 20 and 30 apps on a single screen at this time.
This is the first time that Apple has enabled this customization level for app icons. It will be a good thing from the accessibility point of view, as well as the rare but valued case in which Apple took on an age-old jailbreaking feature and brought it onto its official iOS platform.
Some other interesting developments in the latest iOS beta include some new wallpapers, more advanced volume controls that can increase the number of volume levels to a total of 34, and adding links to the iOS sharing sheet for faster access.