iPhone 5 and plus, having iOS 7.x has a feature called reduce transparency.
This feature does exactly what it says, it reduces transparency! But where and how? Continue reading to know !
Once I updated my iOS from ios 7.0 to 7.1 on iPhone 5, I noticed that the iphone dock and folder icons were much translucent infact opaque to the colour or image behind them as the background.
To make the background of the icon and the iphone 5 dock simply goto :
settings > general > accessibility > increase contrast
And change “reduce transparency” to off.
This will turn off the reduce transparency filter resulting in the sleek and cute transparent background of the dashboard and the icons background!