Can you customize app icons?
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Published on: Mar 07, 2023
Updated on: Mar 07, 2023
Yes. There are ways to change the icon in Android and iOS phones. We have different methods to change the icon and we can change the icons in some devices without the need of a program, but in some devices this is not possible and we have to use the program to change the it.Among the features of Android, you can mention the personalization of your environmentFor example, the ability to change the icon in Android is possible and is considered a strong point.Smart mobile phone companies consider an icon for each application by default, but users may get tired over time and think of changing the application , and fortunately, there are ways to change the icon.
What is an icon?
To change the application icon, it is better to learn a little about the icon first:The first set of computer were designed and published about 37 years ago. Two scientists were doing research when an idea came to their mind and they thought of facilitating user-computer interaction and published graphic icons. Later, Apple and Microsoft used icons. used and promoted and developed them. Since then, the icon has been used by everyone.it is considered a repeated word for most of us, and most of us encountered and heard the word icon during our lives. Nowadays, all smartphones have various icons.If we want to talk about icon, icon is an ancient Greek word that was used to describe drawings drawn on a board.The icon is designed for easy and fast user access to the application, which is designed in small formats and becomes a graphic icon.The icon has different uses, but the main one is the easiest communication between people and the applicationIcons are a combination of several images that use a visual language to convey the concept and do not have a language. Therefore, everyone from anywhere in the world has a fixed understanding of icons and they make the icon become a global symbol, and that's why site designers use the icon. In addition to conveying the concept, icons are more beautiful than text, and also images have the ability to stimulate our eyes for a long time and faster, and the user can quickly decipher the icon.Not needing to explain about the icon is a good advantage.Icon also plays an important role in branding because each specific it explains the identity and personality of the brand and remains in the minds of users.An it is different from a photo, for example, photos can be saved in any size, but icons are images with a fixed and specific size that are portable. This means that the icons are without background and we can use icons on any background.
What features should the it have?
The icon must have a creative design and be inspired by a specific idea to be liked by the user.The icon should not be unintelligible and dumb and should convey the concept to the user in a fraction of a second, because if it causes the user to feel cold, it will not be usable.The design of the icon must be in harmony with the theme of the application or the theme of the siteAlthough a good it is simple, it is meaningful, understandable and attractive.
Changing it and customizing in the Android system:
Fortunately, many Android smartphones today have the ability to change the icon without the need of any program, and we change the it without the need of any program.Changing the icon in Android phones is done in two ways. Changing the icon with the launcher and changing the icon without the launcher.The change in many Xiaomi and Samsung phones is as follows:
- First, touch the desired and keep your little finger on the icon for a few seconds until the settings panel opens.- Select icon or style change option (choose the options according to the device)- A list of usable and selectable icons will appear that you have to choose from.Now choose the design you need and change the color, size and font of the icon according to your taste.
Using a custom theme:
You can also use custom themes to change your icons, but most themes have default icons and do not have dedicated icons. To use the theme to change , do the following steps:- Hold your finger on the empty part of your home screen for a few seconds- Choose the theme option from the options that appear (you can also access the theme option in the mobile phone settings and find it by searching for the word theme) and enter the theme section.- Some themes are available to the public for free, but for some themes it is necessary to pay an amount. Choose the theme you want and download it.- After the download process is finished, you must apply it and to apply the theme on your mobile phone, select option apply to apply the theme, then enjoy your mobile phone icons.
Another way to change the application icon on Android is to use icon packs. We recommend this method for devices that do not have the ability to change the icon by default. Search for the term packs in Google Play and select the desired application- Select the icon pack you want from Google Play or any other application and download it and then text.- At this stage, you enter the newly installed program and select the apply application option.- If there is no launcher installed on the device, select and install a custom launcher from the displayed options- 4 By selecting the desired launcher, of the device will change and you can enjoy the new iconsLauncher is one of the preferred methods for changing the application it on Android phones, which in addition to changing the icon, has other capabilities to personalize the system environment and provide it to the user.Launcher is an application that is used as an accessory. Launchers allow you to change your screen along with the program menu, and you can use them to make changes to your screen.
In custom launchers, Nova Launcher is very popular among users.- Install the desired launcher and enter the settings section and go to section Default apps from the program section, then select option Home app and change the default launcher on the device to Nova or any other desired launcher.- Now select and download the icon pack you want and apply it, choose Nova Launcher from among the launchers and now confirm the displayed message.- You can also refer to the settings of the launcher and enter the look or feel section and apply the desired settings it from the options.If you want to change only the icon of an application, touch on that application and hold for a while and select the edit option and apply the desired icon.
Changing application icons on iPhoneYou can change the main screen of your iPhone and choose it according to your taste. For this, first make sure that you update your device system with iOS 14 or higher, then install the shortcuts program to have the ability to change the icon.1.Open the program2.A menu will open that has a list of types of programs. Type the word open app and select the desired program, then select the blue it on the right and enter the shortcut page again.3.In front of Open App, select the program and then open the options menu from three dots.4.In this menu, select Add to Home screen and name the new shortcut, and to select a new photo from the Add to Home Screen section, select the photo selection option. You can also choose a color instead of the photo.5.After applying the changes, select the add option and now you can see the new it on your device and enjoy it.
Disadvantages of making a custom iPhone this with program Shortcuts:
When you want to open a program, you first enter the Shortcuts program, then the desired application is executed, which causes a delay in the execution of the application and is considered one of the major disadvantages.Another disadvantage of changing the it is that the notification icons are not shown next to the it, for example, you will not notice how many unread messages you have from WhatsApp or other messengers.Therefore, if you are tired of your application icon and you are thinking of changing the application it, there are many methods, even if your device system is Android or iOS, you can change with the methods presented in this article.About our Android and iOS app development services