Apple may have won the battle when it comes to optimization, but Android still has the edge when it comes to customization options. While Google has a simplified app icon with “Material You” to dynamically adjust according to the color of the wallpaper, there are times when you just want to take over or revamp your phone or tablet’s icon with new icons.

Since most of the Android manufacturers still don’t offer icon pack support on their custom launchers, here’s how to quickly change app icons on your Android smartphone.

If your phone’s default launcher does not support custom app icons, go to Google Play Store and download “Shortcut Maker” by Rushikesh Kamewar.

As the name suggests, the app allows you to set individual icons for both first and third party apps.

How to set custom icons android Here’s how to quickly set custom icons for each app. (express photo)

1. Now, launch “Shortcut Maker” and tap on “Ok”.

2. Find and click on Apps and select the app whose icon you want to change.

3. On the page that appears, click on “Icon” and a new window will appear where you can choose from available icons or select one from your list of icon packs.

4. Once you have set the icon of your choice, tap on the check mark icon at the top right of the screen and click on the Create Shortcut button.

5. The shortcut will now be added to your home screen with an icon of your choice.

One thing to note here is that you may have to do this with all the icons, so it may take some time to fully customize your home screen.

If you don’t want to go through the lengthy process of changing icons for each app, try installing a third-party launcher like Nova that supports custom icon packs and can change all your icons at the click of a button.

To apply icon packs to third party launchers like Nova, just launch the icon pack app and you will find a list of supported launchers in the Apply section. Alternatively, you can head to your launcher settings and change the icon pack from there.


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