The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world, but typically, your homescreen is going to look very similar to other people’s homescreens. That’s what you need to know how to change app icons on your iPhone.
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Perhaps you don’t like the look of one particular icon. Maybe there are a few that deserve changing. Or perhaps all of the default icons sicken you to your core.
Whatever your level of loathing, Apple’s Shortcuts app is the solution. Let’s discuss how to change application icons on iPhone and other iOS devices running iOS 13 or higher.
How to change app icons on iPhone
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ss the Plus (+) button in the top right corner
Tap Add Action
Search for Open app and select it from the list
Tap the App button on the action
Select an application whose icon you want to change
Tap Open app in the top menu bar and give the shortcut a name that matches the relevant application
Then, tap the More options icon beside the name and select Add to Home Screen
Tap the Shortcut icon and select Choose Photo
Select the image you want to use for the icon and tap Choose
Tap Add to complete the process
Once you hit Add, the Shortcuts app will close automatically and take you to your home screen where the new icon should appear. From here, you’re free to move the shortcut to wherever you want it to be.
To avoid confusion, you may also want to move the actual application somewhere out of sight.
Use new app icons to personalize your iPhone
Once you know how to change your iOS app icons, you can use pretty much any image as a replacement.
If you want something slick, you can find professionally-designed icons online or create your own.
If, however, you want something a little more personalized, you could snap photos of your friends and attach their mug shots to the apps that best represent them.