In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the Dock Folder Background Blur issue in iPadOS 16.1. The latest update to the sixteenth iteration of the OS has just been released by the Cupertino giant. And though it tends to iron out a few bugs, some new ones have managed to creep in as well. Unfortunately, that is now becoming the new trend in every stable OS released by Apple, for both the iPhones and iPad.
As of now, numerous users have reported about the Dock Folder issue in iPadOS 16.1 which only upon opening, would only blur a 3/4 of the background. The top 1/4 is left unblurred and could be interacted with. Not only does it look a tad disjoint from the UI point of view, but some users have also reported unintentionally interacting with the apps in the background.
Moreover, this bug is present across both the landscape and portrait modes. Adding to it, the bug only seems to affect the folders that are in the dock, the folders present on the main screen open along the expected lines without any issues. if you are also getting bugged with this problem, then this guide will make you aware of a workaround to rectify it. Follow along.
iPadOS 16.1 Dock Folder Background Blur Fix
As of now, the only way to rectify this issue is to install the latest iOS 16.2 Developer Beta 1 as it has been confirmed by users that the issue is no longer there in that build. However, before you proceed ahead to get your hands on that build, you should keep in mind that the developer builds are buggy and might be unstable for your daily usage. So if you are ready for this trade-off, then refer to the below steps to welcome the latest beta on your iPad right away [take a data backup beforehand].
- Head over to developer.apple.com on your iPad and tap on Download resources.
- Then tap on Install Profile next to iPadOS 16.2 beta 1 followed by Allow in the prompt.
- Now open the Settings menu on your iPad and tap on Profile Downloaded.
- Then tap Install and proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
- Once done, restart your iPad. Then go to Settings > General > Software Update.
- Then tap on Download and Install. Once downloaded, tap Install Now.
- Your iPad will now be updated to iOS 16.2 Developer Beta 1 and the issue stands rectified.
That’s it. These were steps to fix the Dock Folder Background Blur issue in iPadOS 16.1. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are yet to acknowledge this issue, let alone give out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when any of these two things happen, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workaround is your best bet.
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