How to make iOS 14 aesthetic with custom app icons
- One option is to search the web for the app icon(s) you want, for example, “clock icons” or “clock icons aesthetic”
In the example below I’m using the free images available at icons8.com. On iPhone, you can long-press on images and choose the Add to Photos option.
- A faster way to create your iOS 14 aesthetic is to buy an icon set and save them all to the Photos app or the Files app on your iPhone.
Popular options are rapidly showing up on Etsy and Pinterest with many of them ranging from $5-$15.
- Now that you have new icons/images you’d like to use, open the Shortcuts app (free from Apple if you don’t already have it)
Tap the “+” icon in the top right corner — Tap Add Action — Search for Open App, and tap it — and then tap Choose highlighted in blue
- Now choose the app you’re creating a custom icon for
After picking the app, tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner — tap Shortcut Name at the top and enter one — now tap Add to Home Screen
- Tap Shortcut Name again and enter what you’d like (could be the same as the original app or your own custom name
Now tap the icon to the left of the name you just entered — now tap Choose Photo (or Choose File if you downloaded an icon to your iPhone)
- Now find and tap the icon or photo you’d like to use
You can adjust it in the frame to make sure it’s centered or zoom in by pinching and dragging — tap Add in the top right corner — now tap Done
- Now head to your home screen or last app page to see the new app shortcut with your custom icon
Press and hold the app to enter jiggle mode to move it wherever you’d like
- Head back to the Shortcuts app, and tap Done two times to get back to the main screen
Repeat the process for all the apps you’d like — you can also tap the three-dot icon on any you’ve already done to change the icon or name
Read more iOS 14 tutorialsOh, and here’s the watercolor background used above for those interested:
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