How to create your own custom app icons on Android

You don’t have to put up with boring Android app icons. The beauty of Android is that you can customize almost anything and that includes app icons. So revitalize your homescreen with some fresh new app icons.

It’s so easy, just download Awesome Icons app. Awesome Icons is a very simple icon editing app that helps you make shortcuts. You pick an app, an icon, and a label, and Awesome Icons creates a new app shortcut on your home screen to use instead of the one you’d find in your app drawer.Awesome Icons Android app

Once you open Awesome Icons, you’ll see a list of your installed apps, and under each app will be a carousel of different icons available for that app from installed icon packs. If you tap on one, it’ll bring up the shortcut creation screen, where you can see what app you’re linking to, the icon you selected, and you can change the label to read something other than the default app name. Then once you hit OK, you’ve saved your choices and you’ll see a shiny new icon waiting for you on your homescreen.

Also for your theming convenience, you can dim the rest of the screen except the icon, which can be useful in selecting icons for a dark theme. If you want to create a shortcut with a different icon than the ones in the carousels, you can tap the + in the top bar to open a blank custom shortcut.

It can be also useful in hiding apps you don’t want other people to see, because adding a new name and icon can effectively disguise pretty much any app.

That’s all there is to it. Enjoy your new custom-looking apps.

Sources: Android Central

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