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How to Change App Icons

Customize Your iPhone Homescreen With These Sweet Apps

Ever wish you could change the look of your app icons? Well, turns out you can. Some apps let you switch up the background, color, and design of the graphics and even customize the text. All you have to do is download one of the following options, or check out the more advanced option below, to get a new feel for your homepage.

  • App Icons (Free) — Use templates to create cool icons, or make your own designs from scratch; either way, you can customize your homepage look based on several themes (like nature and cartoons). Mix and match icons for apps and contacts, and even modify them down to the font, color, and size of the text.
  • CocoPPa (free) — Easy to use, CocoPPa lets you choose your favorite images from a pool of designs that are searchable by tag, color, and category. Look for versions of well-known icons (for example, an "F" with a leopard-print background for Facebook), or choose a completely random picture (like a panda) to represent one of your existing apps. Keep in mind that what you download is just an extra shortcut, not a replacement icon — so you'll end up with two icons on your home screen for the same app.
  • App Icons+ (free) — The same name as the first app on our list, this one lets you select from a number of backgrounds and borders or import your own photos to create icon designs. Choose from endless combinations of built-in styles to snag a look for a shortcut icon that's all your own.
  • For more-advanced iOS users — You can create your app icon designs in a different, more involved way, as reported by CNET. You'll first need to download iPhone Explorer and then follow a few steps in the Apps folder to get the look you want.

Source: Instagram user stephinthecity222; Front Page Image Source: Shutterstock

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nicolenguyen nicolenguyen 2 years

The link is in the post :)

nicolenguyen nicolenguyen 3 years

@amairaniarballo:disqus @lainefullentes:disqus The app used is Cocoppa!

Toniko15333084 Toniko15333084 3 years
does cocoppa give anyone who uses it any problems ?? because there's a lot of people on YouTube who say It messes up their phone. so Im not really sure if I should get it. Can anyone help me????
Kath14995146 Kath14995146 3 years
Lisette Mejia Pls Answer This Question .. What Apps.. Is Used? I Mean Yes U Said It But How To Do It I searched Lisette And Cheers On The Internet But Theres None Is In iPhone 4 In The App store i mean is the apps in the apps store?
Emerald14899472 Emerald14899472 3 years
I'm trying to do the same thing as Leah_Bunny but I don't understand your post BraytonNorman ):
BraytonNorman BraytonNorman 3 years
Hi Leah_Bunny yes you can customize the others are Phone: you're own phone number on the speed dial section Mail: mailto in the URL Safari: just make a URL for google Music: music: in the URL Calendar: calshow or calshow: Photos: photos-redirect://
Leah_Bunny Leah_Bunny 3 years
Is there a way to customize the icons that came with the iPhone, such as Phone, Mail, Safari, Music, Calendar and so on? I really like having all these cute icons, but then it kind of ruins it when I can't change the other ones!
Lisette-Mejia Lisette-Mejia 3 years
Hi Sabrina! The one in the pic was made using CocoPPa. Cheers, Lisette
Sabrina14769720 Sabrina14769720 3 years
which app was used to make the one in the pic?
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