How to Change App Icons on iOS 16

In the past two years, Apple has changed a lot and added many new features to iOS 15 and iOS 16 to fully customize the lock and home screen. Sure, we loved the new iOS 16 lock screen customization feature, but the user can also beautifully design the home screen with custom app icons. Since many users are not aware of this procedure, here we will show you how to change app icons on iOS 16.

If you have already made the aesthetic lock screen on iOS 16 with widgets, colorful clock and depth effect background, I think now is the time to design the custom app icons to match the lock screen style. Apple has made it possible to change the color of apps on iOS 16 and replace the default icons. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the guide.

How to Change App Icons on iOS 16

Remark: Make sure you have downloaded or designed the app icons and saved them to the Photos app to apply them directly as app icons and replace them with the default app icons on iPhone.

  1. Open the Shortcut app.
  2. Then tap the Plus icon in the top right corner.
  3. Tap Add action and search for Open app.
  4. Tap Open app and select the app.
  5. Tap the three dots in the top right corner.
  6. Tap Add to home screen. Now tap on App icon under HOME SCREEN NAME AND ICON.
  7. Tap Choose photo.
  8. Select the custom app icon image.
  9. Enter the app name and tap Add.
  10. Then tap Done.

After tapping Done in the top right corner, you will see the newly designed app icons on your device’s home screen. However, when you tap on the custom icon to launch the app, it takes a few seconds to redirect to the original app as we used the shortcut app.

You should also know that when you set custom app icons on iOS 16 by replacing the original app, you will not see the notification badges on the app.

Can I change the app icon on my iPhone without shortcuts?

There is no way to change app icon on iPhone without shortcut app on iOS 16.

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After following the above process, you can create the new app icons and set them on your iPhone home screen in IOS 16 to make the screen charming and aesthetic. You can follow the same process to change any app icon on the home screen and get a fully customized home screen with personalized app icons. Did you enjoy the guide? Need more tips? Feel free to leave a comment.

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