I hate folder names, especially the ones Apple is pushing down our digital throats. On a computer, they make perfect sense, but on my iPhone, it's just more mess on the home screen. You can use the app icons to see which folder it is. Why are we forced to label them? Technically, this is not the case, as there is a workaround in iOS 12 to make these labels disappear forever.
There have been some pretty weird ways to create nameless folders in previous versions of iOS, especially the ones where you would install an app like Starbucks and drag it to another app. When the folder was created, it was displayed without a name – and you could save it that way. However, this trick does not work in newer iOS versions, but merely creates a generic "folder" label.
While Apple fixed this oversight with a cheap patch, there's another way to remove those annoying, typed folder descriptions ̵
The Trick on Removing Folder Names in iOS 12
If you're here, you obviously know that you can not delete anything that Apple throws in there and stores it – it just uses this text caption. So, to eliminate this folder name, say hello to your favorite friend the space . Simply replace the text with a space and click "Done".
However, tapping the space bar does not work for you. The unicode character for a regular space is U + 0020, which is a no-go. Apple assumes that you probably accidentally pressed the spacebar before you hit Done. What we need is another space, specifically the Braille space, U + 2800. Copy the space between the parentheses ([ ]) below.
[⠀] - U + 2800
After copying the Braille display blank, tap and hold the name of the folder you want to change Enter "X" edit mode and paste then the copied U + 2800 white space. Next, exit the folder and tap Done, or simply click on your Home button or swipe from below on newer iPhone models to save your changes.
How to apply this trick to future folders
Once you've done this trick for a folder, you can You copy the character from your empty folder name and apply it to new folders as you make them. Basically, you never have to consult another guide online, and you do not even have to keep any obscure knowledge of Braille Unicode characters.
The best part is that it persists even after a reboot or a force restart – even when updating to one newer iOS version. The only way to return to visible folder names is to manually enter them or restore them to a clean iOS or older backup.