How to make iOS 14 aesthetic with custom app icons
The following guide explains how to install and change your app icons via the Apple Shortcut method.
Please note, some of the standard apps require Manual Install, given some inherent limitations of the iOS operating system. For this, please also use the following guide.
If you wish to install your apps using our Easy Install menu, just go ahead and press “Change App Icon” for each app you would like to install. For more detailed instructions, please also follow our App Icon Easy Install guide.
Please follow the following steps to install apps manually through Apple Shortcuts. This applies to all apps that are not supported by our Easy Install tool.
1. Press the black Manual Install button located to the right column of the screen next to the app you would like to change.
3. Allow for Photo Access so that we can save your icons to your Photos app.
Once you have all app icons saved to your device, please follow the below steps.
Please follow the below steps to replace your default app icons with aesthetically matching ones from our app icon library.
1. Launch the Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad. The Shortcuts app is free from Apple if you don’t already have it.
2. Tap the + icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
3. Tap Add Action.
4. Use the text field to search for “Open App“.
5. Select Open App.
6. Tap Choose.
7. Once you have tapped Choose, search for the app you want to change the icon of, and select it. For this tutorial, we select “Instagram”.
8. Tap the three dots in the top-right corner.
9. Tap Add to Home Screen.
10. Tap the placeholder app icon.
11. From the drop-down menu, select Take Photo, Choose Photo, or Choose File, depending on where your replacement app icon image is located.
12. Select your replacement image from your installed app icon pack.
13. In the text field, rename the app as you want it to appear on the home screen.
14. Tap Add.
15. Tap Done. Your Shortcut has now been created.
16. Return to the home screen.
Repeat the process for all the apps you’d like — you can also tap the three-dot icon on any you’ve already done to change the icon or name.
Now head to your home screen or last app page to see the new app shortcut with your custom icon.
Feel free to also check out our Tips section to help you hide the Shortcuts app from showing when you select an app icon!