Changing and customizing the home screen of your phone has become a very popular trend nowadays, especially after the release of iOS 14. So if you want to know about how to change app icons, then here is the proper guide for you. Now you can customize the size and look of your iPhone App icons by using iOS 14.4 and app.

There are multiple ways for changing your home screen. One of the easiest way is to change them with the help of shortcut apps.

By replacing the default app icons with the images of your choice, you can freely customize the look of your device’s home screen.  Before you start to follow this guide, you first need to find out or you need to make an image of the new home screen app icon. There are multiple alternative looks available for downloading them online.

Here are the following ways that explains how to change app icons, for any kind of app on the home screen. This procedure also involves creating a shortcut for opening an app, and after this, adding an image to the shortcut on the home screen.

How to change Shortcut apps components.

How to change app icons: Shortcut apps components.

Here are following things you need to do;

  1. On your ipad or iPhone, launch a shortcut app.
  2. Tap on the + icon present on the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Click on, Add Action.
  4. For the purpose of searching “ Open App”, use the text field.
  5. Tap on Open App.
  6. Click on Choose.
  7. Now, use the search for the app you need to change the icon of.
  8. Select it.
  9. Then you have to Click on the three dots that are present in the top right corner of the screen.
  10. Click on Add to the Home Screen.
  11. Click on the placeholder app icon.
  12. From the drop down menu, click on Take Photo, then Choose Photo/Choose File. it depends on where your replacement app icon image is located.
  13. Choose your replacement app.
  14. Rename the app as you want it to appear on the home scream, in the text finder.
  15. Click on Add.
  16. Tap on Done.
  17. You will see that your shortcut will be created.
  18. Turn back to the home screen.

If you already got the app on your home screen then you will get two icons. If you want to keep only your newly created icon then you should simply move the old icon to the App Library.

There is no need to delete the original app.

Maybe, you just got the latest iPhone 12, and you want to give it a customized look. But, as you know that customization has never been Apple’s thing, but in case of iOS 14, the update makes it possible. You can now play around with your phone’s interface, from color and size of you icon to the wallpaper that will be able to tie in the whole theme. 

We know that creating an aesthetic iPhone home screen is still a trend, but if you want to make it happen, you need to do the following things.

After this, you can try out different types of themes & perfecting the feel and look.

  1. On your iPhone, open the shortcut app.
  2. Click on the + icon present in the top right corner.
  3. Tap on Add Action.
  4. In your search bar type the Open App.
  5. Select the open App.
  6. Click on choose.
  7. Choose the app you want to customize for example, Spotify, Message app or Facebook.
  8. Click on the three dots present in the upper right corner of your screen.
  9. From here, you can give your shortcut a name.
  10. After this, you have to tap on Add to home Screen.hre you will see Hemo screen name, and icon.
  11. You can rename the option to anything you like.
  12. After this, go to the Safari App for finding a new icon image.
  13. You can search for an image on Facebook iCon Aesthetic.
  14. When you find the image of your choice, save it to your device.
  15. Now, go back to the shortcuts app.
  16. Tap on the current icon.
  17. Tap on Choose photo.
  18. Click on the image you have saved.
  19. You can zoom out or zoom in on the image, if you want to.
  20. Click on Choose.
  21. Tap on Add.

Now, you have seen that your apps are customized on your phone. The original app will not be removed, they will remain on the phone. You can restore them in a folder if you want to.

Widgetsmith App.

How to change app icons: Widgetsmith App.

If you no longer want to look at the rows of the app on your iPhone, here is another how to change app icons guide for you.

  1. On your iPhone, download the Widgetsmith app.
  2. In the app, you have to choose the size of the Widget you will like to customize. Your options are large, medium and small.
  3. Tap on the widget for customizing it.
  4. You can change the colors and fonts.
  5. Click on Save, when you are finished.
  6. Go back to your home screen.
  7. Hold and press down on the app.
  8. Click on Edit Home Screen.
  9. Tap on the + icon present on the top left corner.
  10. Search for Widgetsmith.
  11. Tap on the icon.
  12. Select the size of the Widget by pressing down on the app.
  13. Select Edit Widget.

That’s it, your home screen has a different sized icon and customized look, just like you want to.

Note: you can only customize the following apps.

  1. Weather.
  2. World Time.
  3. Health.
  4. Calendar.
  5. Reminders.
  6. Tides.
  7. Astronomy.
  8. Photos.

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