How to Change App Icons on iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Introduction: Your iPhone’s home screen is your digital canvas, and you can customize it to reflect your unique style and preferences. One way to achieve this personalization is by changing app icons. In this blog, we’ll show you how to change app icons on your iPhone, so you can give your device a fresh, personalized look.

Step 1: Prepare Your New App Icons

Before you start customizing your iPhone’s home screen, you need to gather the new app icons you want to use. These icons can be downloaded from various sources, including the App Store, icon packs, or created using graphic design tools. Make sure these icons are saved to your device and are easily accessible.

Step 2: Install a Shortcut App

To change your app icons, you’ll need to create custom shortcuts using Apple’s Shortcuts app. If you don’t have it installed on your device, you can download it from the App Store. Once it’s installed, open the app and tap the “+” icon to create a new shortcut.

Step 3: Create a Shortcut

Follow these steps to create a shortcut:

  1. Tap “Add Action.”
  2. In the search bar, type “Open App” and select it.
  3. Tap “Choose” to select the app you want to change the icon for.
  4. Tap the three dots (…) in the top-right corner.
  5. Tap “Add to Home Screen.”
  6. Tap the placeholder app icon next to “Home Screen Name and Icon.”
  7. Select “Choose Photo” or “Choose File,” and navigate to the new app icon you’ve prepared. Choose the image, and you’ll see it as the new app icon.
  8. Tap “Add” in the top-right corner.
  9. In the “Shortcut Name” field, give your shortcut a name (the app’s name).
  10. Tap “Add to Home Screen” in the top-right corner.
  11. Tap “Add” to confirm.

Step 4: Place the Shortcut on Your Home Screen

The shortcut you’ve created will now appear on your home screen. To use it as a replacement for the original app icon, follow these steps:

  1. Tap and hold the original app icon you want to replace until it enters the edit mode.
  2. Drag the original app icon to a different screen or to the App Library to hide it.
  3. Place the newly created shortcut on the home screen where the original app icon used to be.

Step 5: Customize Your Home Screen

You can repeat the above steps for as many app icons as you want to change. This allows you to create a fully customized home screen with your preferred icons.

Step 6: Organize Your Icons

As you add and replace app icons, consider creating themed home screens, grouping related apps together, or arranging your icons in an aesthetically pleasing way. This adds a personal touch to your iPhone’s look and feel.

Conclusion: Customizing your app icons is a fun and creative way to make your iPhone stand out and express your individuality. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can give your device a unique look that reflects your style and preferences. Enjoy your personalized iPhone home screen!

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