Thursday 20 July 2017

How to Change App Icons on Android(English Trick)

Hello Friends,
Most of us install a ton of apps on our Android smartphones and you must have noticed that unlike iOS, the apps icons on Android aren’t very uniform. Some apps have a circular icon, some have a round icon, and some feature a squircle icon, which makes up for a very uneven look in the app drawer and the home screen. While things are supposed to be changed, with Android O bringing adaptive icons, most of us won’t be getting the Android O update soon. However, Android, being highly customizable, allows you to change the app icons to whatever you want on any device. So without further ado, here are some ways to change app icons on Android:

Change App Icons Using Third-Party Launchers
If you are using the custom launcher that came with your phone, you might not have the option to change the icon pack. However, most third-party launchers can give you the option to apply whatever icon pack you may like.

For demonstration, I’ll change the icon pack on my device using one of the most popular launchers – Nova Launcher. The ability to change the icon pack is available in the free version of Nova Launcher. So, after you have installed the Nova Launcher on your phone and set it as your default launcher, 

follow the steps to change the icons:

1. First of all download pixel icon pack from google play store.

(Click Here)

2. After you have downloaded an icon pack, go to Nova Settings –> Look & feel –> Icon theme.

3. In the list that pops up, you should see the icon pack that you have installed. Tap on it to apply it.

If you’d like to change the icons of a few particular apps, Nova Launcher lets you do that as well. Here’s how to do it:

1. Drag an app to the home screen to create its shortcut. Here, long press on the icon to see the shortcut’s menu and tap on “Edit”.
2. From the Edit Shortcut pop-up, tap on the app icon to change it. From this screen, you can choose an image from any of the icon packs installed or even choose an image from your gallery.

You will now have a custom icon set for this app’s shortcut on the home screen. Note that this does not change the icon in the app drawer. It is only the shortcut that gets altered.

Change App Icons Using Third-Party Apps
Sometimes, you might not want to download a new launcher just to change the icon pack. If this is your case, then you can download a third-party icon changer app. With these apps, you might not be able to change the app icons on your system, but you can add an app shortcut to your desktop with any icon of your choice. And, if you want, you can even select an image from your gallery. Cool, right?

Below are few of the apps that let you add customized shortcuts for apps. The last screenshots in each case will have both the icons – the app icon from the icon changer app and the native app icon.

1. Awesome Icons
Awesome Icons lets you customize your home screen icons with both icon packs and your own pictures. You don’t need root access in order to use this app.

2. Icon Changer free
Like the other apps mentioned above, Icon Changer free allows you to create a shortcut of an app on the home screen with a custom icon.


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