January 4, 2021

How to customize your phone with icon packs

Understanding Icon Packs on Android

Icon packs are a popular way to customize the aesthetic of your Android device, offering a creative twist to the standard icons provided by your phone’s manufacturer or the apps themselves.

These packs can be applied via a custom launcher that supports icon customization, allowing users to personalize their device interface extensively.

What Are Icon Packs?

Icon packs are applications containing a collection of graphics that replace the appearance of your existing app icons.

Developers design these packs with various themes and styles, ranging from minimalist designs to elaborately detailed icons.

Each icon pack contains images specifically designed to replace the icons of popular apps, system apps, and sometimes even includes wallpapers that complement the icons' aesthetic.

How Do Icon Packs Work?

Icon packs work in conjunction with Android launchers. A launcher acts as the base skin of your device’s home screen and app drawer, dictating how icons, widgets, and other elements appear.

Since most stock launchers that come with devices do not support icon customization, installing a third-party launcher is necessary to apply an icon pack.

Applying an Icon Pack with Smart Launcher

Here’s how you can apply an icon pack using Smart Launcher:

  1. Download and Install an Icon Pack: Choose an icon pack from the Google Play Store and install it on your device. There are numerous icon packs available, ranging in style and complexity.
  2. Open Smart Launcher Settings: Tap and hold on an empty area of your home screen and choose 'Global Appearance'.
  3. Navigate to Icon Appearance: In the settings menu, look for an option like ‘Icon appearance’, then tap 'Icon pack'.
  4. Select Icon Pack: You will see a list of installed icon packs. Tap on the icon pack you want to use. Smart Launcher will then apply the icons across your apps.

Benefits of Using Icon Packs

  • Style: Customize the look of your home screen to reflect your personal style or current mood.
  • Consistency: Many icon packs offer a consistent shape or design theme, making your home screen look uniform and tidy.
  • Creativity and Fun: Experimenting with different icon packs can be a delightful way to change up your interface regularly.

Icon packs are a simple yet impactful way to enhance your Android interface, giving it a personal touch without needing extensive tech skills.

By using a versatile launcher like Smart Launcher, you can seamlessly integrate these artistic elements into your device, elevating the user experience and making everyday interaction with your phone more enjoyable.