How To Change Icons on Android

How To Change Icons On Android

Android devices offer great flexibility when it comes to customizing various features. But if you are tired of looking at the same old icons, you can change them in some simple ways. 

Quick Answer

Suppose you want to change the app icons on Android, tap and hold on an empty space on your device’s home screen. Tap “Themes” and find a theme with your desired icon style. Download the theme and apply it to your device. 

This article will explore how to change icons on Android devices with a few simple and easy instructions to give your screen a new look.

Changing Icons on Android Devices

If you are thinking about how to change icons on Android devices, our 3 simple and quick step-by-step methods will help you do this task in no time.

Method #1: Changing the Icons by Applying a New Theme

Android’s built-in and downloadable themes offer a new look for your app icons and can help you customize your device in the following way.

  1. Tap and hold on an empty space on your device’s home screen and tap “Themes”.
  2. Alternatively, go to “Settings” > “Display” > “Home Screen & Wallpaper” > “Themes”.
  3. Search for a theme with the icons you want and tap it.
  4. Tap “Download” and select “Apply”.
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All Done!

Once the theme is applied, the icons on your device will also change.

Method #2: Changing the Icons Using CandyCons – Icon Pack

If your Android device does not feature a built-in themes app or does not offer much variety of themes and icons, you can install an icons pack from Google Play Store to customize your device.

To change the icons on Android, follow these steps in sequence.

  1. Launch Google Play Store on your Android device and type “CandyCons – Icon Pack” in the search bar. 
  2. Select the app from the list and tap the “Install” button.
  3. Launch the app and tap “Apply”.
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  4. If prompted for a launcher, select from the list to install.
  5. You can apply the icons to your device now.
Quick Tip

Nova launcher is a free launcher that can help you fully customize your device’s home screen experience and let you edit or change the icons on your Android phone.

Method #3: Changing the Icons Using X Icons Changer

X Icons Changer is a free app that customizes and changes the icons on your Android device. The app also offers to create a custom icon or change its name.

  1. Install the X Icons Changer app from the Play Store and open it.
  2. Select a phone app and choose a new icon from the X Icons library, your device photos, or other apps.
  3. Edit the name if you want, and tap “OK” in the top-right corner of the screen.
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  4. Tap “Add” in the pop-up message to create the icon’s shortcut on the home screen.
  5. Tap “Go to Desktop” to check the new icon.

How To Change Icon Size on Android

To change the size of icons on your Android device, do the following steps.

  1. Swipe down on your device’s home screen to access the navigation panel.
  2. Tap the “Settings” icon and select “Display”.
  3. Tap the “Home Screen” option, select “Home Screen Grid”, and increase or decrease the size.
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  4. Tap “Apps Screen Grid”. Increasing or decreasing the screen grids will change the icon size accordingly.

How To Create Custom Icons on Android

You can use the Awesome Icons app to create custom icons on your Android device in the following way.

  1. Install and open the Awesome Icons on your Android device.
  2. Scroll to the app you want to assign a new icon and tap “Camera” or “Photo/Gallery”.
  3. Give the app permission to access your camera, storage, etc. 
  4. Select the image you want to use as an icon and adjust the size in the cropper editor.
  5. Tap “Crop” > “OK”, and the shortcut will be created for the app on the home screen.
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  6. Remove the old shortcut from the screen to use the app with the new icon.


In this article, we’ve explored how to change icons on Android with three simple methods. We also discussed how to change the size of the icons and create custom ones.

Hopefully, this article has answered your question, and you can now get a new Home screen feel while using your Android device. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change icons on my iPhone?

You can change the icons on your iPhone using the Shortcuts app. Launch it and head to theLibrary” tab. Tap the plus (+) icon and select the app. Tap the “Choose” option next to the app and select the image you want as an icon. Apply the picture and tap “Add to Home Screen”. Confirm the action when asked.

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