Even ignoring the manufacturers’ overlays, which can be radically different from one another, Android has always been much more prone to changes in the appearance of the user interface than its main competitor due to its openness. For years, iOS only allowed you to change the background image, the ringtone and the order of the icons, and once a revolution were … folders on the home screen.
However, after more than a decade of iPhone sales, Apple realized it was time for change. In iOS 1
… and with the help of shortcuts you can “change” the appearance of application icons in iOS 14.
Of course, the quotes were not accidentally added here as the user still cannot change the appearance of the icon per se. This visual change is that the user completely removes the app from the home screens and adds a shortcut that was created in the shortcut app with an icon assigned in its place. Touching such a shortcut starts the selected application.
Are there any disadvantages? Yes, because when you “start” the application you will see the shortcut interface first and you will lose the notification display in the form of a dot with its number in the top right corner. However, for many people it is a small price to pay to replace selected symbols. The network was full of sets, and iPhone owners rushed to them.
How do I “change” icons in iOS?
To change application icons and others, you need to download the appropriate icon pack on your iPhone first. You can find many free collections online, for example at icons8.com, but you can never be sure that they will look good.
So the smarter internet users came up with the idea of… selling icon packs. Patterns have so overwhelmed Pinterest that this portal is experiencing a second youth after the premiere of iOS 14. He became one of the sources of inspiration for the discerning aiphonists.
Regardless of whether the user downloaded or purchased the icons for free, after saving the files, they should find the Shortcuts application in the gallery or directly on the iPhone hard drive. Here is what is called shortcuts with symbols of your choice.
After opening the Shortcuts app, create a new one by tapping the plus sign in the top right corner.
On the Create a New Shortcut screen, touch Add Action.
Find or look for Open Application in the list of actions.
After adding an action, choose which application to open the shortcut.
In the list, you can view installed applications and select one of them.
After making your selection, you need to press the three dots in the top right corner.
Then select the color, icon and name for the shortcut and select “Go to Home Page”.
Here you add the icon you downloaded earlier and enter the name shown on the desktop.
The application icon can be a photo or an image from the Photos and Files applications.
After selecting the icon, just click the Add button in the top right corner.
The new icon will appear right next to everything else on the desktop, including the default icon.
The effects can be really dazzling, but preparing such a desktop takes a lot of work.
I would love to take a look at your compositions for inspiration if you leave them in a comment!