Get rid of Apple Test Advertisment from iPhone SpringBoard

I get constantly annoyed by the test apple advert on my phone’s springboard after I’ve quit an app. ┬áBut I think I worked out how to stop it:

Install iFile (obviously you need a jailbroken phone to do this as its a Cydia app)

Navigate to


And then touch the blue arrow on the right of the

Here you will be able to click into the “Name” field and rename it to something memorable (incase you need to roll back this change) – I renamed to “”, then press Done.

So far, I’ve not seen any on my SpringBoard…

2 comments on “Get rid of Apple Test Advertisment from iPhone SpringBoard

  1. ezprocess March 18, 2013 10:24 pm

    This is the easiest way to get rid of ads and you dont even need to jailbreak which is handy, and its perfectly legal unlike others :

    • admin March 19, 2013 11:09 am

      That’s a good ad blocker, but my problem specifically was targeted at the iAdvert program that injects adverts into apps that have an ad container. When I closed certain apps, sometimes the advert would stay on the bottom/top of the screen and hide some springboard content. This is an old post though, and I think apple have fixed the issue.

      Good to know about the ad blocker though, that will come in handy for some people.

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