Want to go completely black on the home screen of your new jet black or matte black iPhone 7? Here’s how.
- Visit this link in Safari on your iPhone (other browsers won’t work!), which will show a single black pixel. It’ll be too small to see, but don’t worry about that. Just click the Share button at the bottom, and then the Save Image option.
- Open Photos on your iPhone and then select to view the image, which will appear as a large black square.
- Tap the Share button and select to Use As Wallpaper. Select the Still option, and then tap the Set button. Select to use it for your Home screen only.
- The above steps might be all you need but if the Dock still appears as a gray bar, open the Settings app, and then tap General > Accessibility > Increase Contrast. Tap the Reduce Transparency switch so that it’s turned off.
Incidentally, DO NOT try this on a Mac! Within OS X El Capitan there was a nasty bug whereby a 1×1 pixel wallpaper such as this will cause the Dock to entirely disappear – as in quit, and not start-up again. I’ve no idea if this has been fixed yet – I filed a bug report with Apple (#26032473) – but I don’t want to try it again on macOS Sierra to see what happens because it’s a PITA to fix!