How to Change App Icons on Android

If you want to change the icon of an app, then you can do it in many ways on android. In this post, we will see two simple and different methods to change icons on android.

The first method is using the launcher and the second method is using the app. Both these methods works on the rooted and non-rooted devices. Let’s get started.

Change App Icons on Android

Nova Launcher

Steps

  • After you installed and setup the launcher, long press an app icon on the home screen for which you want to change the icon.
  • In the menu, choose the “edit” option.
  • You can see a small popup window.

change android app icons

  • Click on the icon in the popup.
  • In the select theme screen, choose the icon you prefer.

change icon nova launcher

Hint
Only a few icons are available by default. If you want more choice of icons, you need to download the icon pack.

If you’ve installed any icon pack, it will be shown in the select theme screen. I’ve installed the polycon icon pack on my device and it is shown in the select theme screen.

I suggest you to install icon pack so that you can see many choices of icons to change.

  • Select an icon and you can see that the icon you select is now assigned to the shortcut.

change android icons

  • Tap the done button and that’s it.
Note
The above steps will change the individual app icon on the home screen and the app drawer icon of the corresponding app will remain intact.

Restore Icon to Default

If you want to get the default icon, do the following steps

  • Long press the icon and choose edit.
  • In the popup window, tap the icon.
  • Now, select the default icon under the “common” section.
  • Tap done button.

Quickshortcutmaker

Steps

  • Open the app.
  • Navigate to “applications” section.
  • Tap the app for which you want to change the icon.
  • Click on the “tap to change icon” option.
  • Choose the icon type.
  • In this instance, I’m using “themes/icon packs” option.
  • Choose the icon you want.

change icon android using app quickshortcutmaker

  • Click on the create button and that’s it. Now, you can see the app shortcut with the icon you choose on the home screen. 

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Which method do you prefer to change android app icons? Are you using any other apps? Let us know your thoughts.

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