How Do I Change My Apps to Pictures iOS 15.5/14? Step-by-Step Guide

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Since the craze of customizing the iOS 14 iPhone home screen is going all over the world, why not tailor the app icons for new look and gesture? Yes, it is possible to replace the default App Icons of the iPhone to whichever image or icon you would like from the iPhone. It can be done only using the Shortcuts App, and sadly, it is quite a long procedure, but once you’re used to it, and learn how to change the app icons on iPhone, it’ll fairly take few minutes to change the app icons. Shortcut Apps lets you choose your desired icon/picture to set as an app icon, this way you can completely redesign the home screen of the iPhone within no time.

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However, you would need to dig the internet to find the suitable App Icons that match your liking, but once you go on the right path, there is no going back. Start with the stepwise guide to change the default app icons on the iPhone in the iOS 14. No matter, what app it is, the below steps are applicable to all the applications downloaded on your iPhone.

How to Change App Icons on iPhone iOS 14?

Usually, when it comes to Shortcuts App, it’s quite tricky to use the features made through Shortcuts App, however, while concerning the changing the app icons, it won’t be difficult.

Tip: After changing the App Icon, if it doesn’t work properly, or crashes randomly, I’d suggest you to create the only shortcuts that are being mostly used, and remove others.

  1. Launch the Shortcuts App on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Hit the Plus button on the upper-right corner.

    create a new shortcut on iphone (1)

    Create New Shortcut on iPhone

  3. Tap Add Action.
  4. Search for the Open App
  5. Tap Open App.

    Select Action for App Shortcut on iPhone

    Select Action for App Shortcut on iPhone

  6. Select the Choose option.
  7. Find the app that you wish to change the app icon using the Search bar.

    Select App and Apply New Icon

    Select App and Apply New Icon

  8. Hit the three-dots on the upper-right corner.
  9. Choose to Add to Home Screen.
  10. Tap on the App Icon near the Shortcut Name field.

    Add to Home Screen

    Add to Home Screen

  11. Choose between the Take Photo, Choose Photo and Choose File, from where you would like to pick the image for the app icon.

    Select Photo and Add as a icon

    Select Photo and Add as an icon

  12. Give Shortcut a name.
  13. On the top-right corner, tap Add.

    Give Shortcut Name and Add

    Give Shortcut Name and Add

  14. Again tap on the Done to save the Shortcut.
  15. Exit the Shortcuts App and get back to the home screen.

    Save Music Bookmark with New Shortcut

    Save Music Bookmark with New Shortcut

Limitations of Customizing App Icons on iOS 14 iPhone

There are two major limitations, we’ve encountered when customizing the app icons of the iPhone. This is because we are using the Shortcuts App, not the official way to do it.

After changing the app icon, you won’t be getting any Notification Badges and most importantly, when you tap on the customized app icon, it’ll open the Shortcuts app first and then the actual app.

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Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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