Have you at any point needed to make your iPhone your own, with your individualized style and energy? Without a doubt, you can change your home screen wallpaper. In any case, in the event that you truly need to personalize your phone, why not make your own application icons?
It’s feasible, utilizing Apple’s built-in Shortcuts application. You really will not be replacing the icons that the applications came with — rather, you’ll make separate Shortcuts that lead to the application. It’s a tedious and time-consuming process, yet eventually, you can have a completely customized iPhone home screen.
Here’s the way you do it:
- To start with, find and tap on the Shortcuts application. It’s pre-installed; on the off chance that you can’t see it promptly on your home screen, swipe left until you’re at the App Library and begin typing “Shortcuts” into the top search bar.
- When you’re in the application, tap on the “plus” sign in the upper-right corner, and afterward on “Add Action”
- There are a great deal of interesting things to give a shot in Shortcuts. Yet, at this moment, what we need to do is switch app icons. Type “Open app” in the search bar and afterward tap on the “Open App” link.
- Tap on the word “Choose.” You’ll see a list of your applications; pick the one you need to customize and you’ll be returned to the New Shortcut page.
- Select the three dots in the upper-right corner. You’re currently in the Details page. Give your shortcut a name and tap “Add to Home Screen.”
- You’ll currently see a preview of the icon (which will be a standard, uninteresting icon that Shortcuts automatically adds). Try not to stress, they will improve it. Select Add in the upper right corner.
- Presently it’s time to find your substitute icon. There are a lot of symbol sources on the web (Flaticon, for instance), or in case you’re imaginative and/or eager, you can make your own. Regardless of whether you use another person’s or your own, save the image to Photos.
- Presently return to the Shortcuts preview area. (You can find it again by going to the Details section and tapping on “Add to Home Screen.”) Tap on the icon under “Home Screen Name and Icon.” You’ll have the decision of either taking a photo, choosing a photo, or choosing a file. Accepting you’ve effectively saved a image in Photo, tap on “Pick Photo” and select the photo you need to utilize.
- On the next screen, a highlighted area will indicate which part of the photo will show up as a icon; you can move the photograph around until you’re content with the section indicated. Tap “Choose” in the lower-right corner.
- Presently, you’ll see your new icon. Tap Add.
- You should see your new customized icon on your home screen. Well done!
- There’s the chance you may see two new symbols on your home screen: one with the first boring icon, and one with your wonderful new icon. On the off chance that that is the situation, just press and hold the icon that you don’t need, and afterward select “Delete bookmark.” Remember, this (and the other you created) is a bookmark / shortcut — not the original.
- You can likewise hide the original app icon so you’ll simply have the new one visible. (You would prefer not to delete it completely, of course; that would delete the app.)
- Long-press on the original app icon and select “Edit Home Screen”
- Tap on the minus sign. On the spring up menu, tap “Remove from Home Screen.” The original icon won’t be deleted, just covered up; you can generally discover it in the App Library.
One note: when you utilize your new icon to go to the application, you will periodically get a little drop-down notice that mentions to you what the original application is called and to help you to remember the way that it is an shortcut. However, the drop-down will just keep going briefly, so it shouldn’t be much of a bother.