How to Customize iOS 14 Home Screen

How to Customize iOS 14 Home Screen

Good choice! 😉 After all, this is the easiest and fastest way to add custom app icons for your iOS device.

Using the Config Profile you can add aesthetic icons pack in just a few taps.

And icons will launch apps directly, without being redirected through Shortcuts (works by default since iOS 14.3). Unfortunately, most system apps can’t be opened without Shortcuts yet.

 

Compatible with iOS and iPadOS 14.0-14.4

What is a Configuration Profile?

Configuration Profile is XML file with .MOBILECONFIG extension that may contain settings for managing device and many other functions.
In our Configuration Profiles we use only Web Clips, which create custom app icons on the device’s Home Screen.
You can find the Profiles you have set in Settings> General> Profiles or Profiles and Device Management. (If you do not see this option in the Settings, then Profiles are not installed on your device.)

Is it safe?

Yes, it’s absolutely safe. All Profiles available on this site contain only web clips that are responsible for adding custom icons to your iPhone or iPad.

How to install the Config Profile with app icons?

1. Download Config Profile to your iPhone or iPad
  1. Select the app icons pack you like and click “Download iOS Profile”.
  2. Tap “Allow” download of Config Profile.
  3. Close the notification about successful Profile download.

For a better experience, download the file using the Safari browser. In this case, it will automatically be available for installation in the Settings. If you are using another browser, then download the Config Profile and just open it in Files.

how to add app icon profile 1

2. Open Settings

how to add app icon profile 2

3. Tap “Profile Downloaded”

! Please note that after downloading the Config Profile it will be available for installation in Settings within 8 minutes, after which it will be deleted automatically by the system.
! You can install only one Config Profile at a time. If you download the second one, the previously downloaded Profile will be replaced with a new one in Settings.

how to add app icon profile 3

4. Install Config Profile with custom app icons
  1. Tap “Install” in the upper-left corner.
  2. Enter your Passcode.
  3. Confirm the installation by clicking on “Install”.

how to add app icon profile 4

Oh yeah! Enjoy the result!

Now it remains to:

  • Set the order of new icons.
  • Remove unnecessary app icons from the Home Screen.
  • Set cool wallpapers and possibly add some widgets.

Wow, your Home screen is awesome now! Keep it up! ?

how to add app icon profile 5

How to remove the Config Profile with app icons?

1. Go to the Profiles section on your iPhone or iPad

Settings> General> Profiles (or VPN & Device Management for iOS 15)

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap “General”.
  3. Tap “Profiles” or “Profiles and Device Management”  or  “VPN & Device Management” (depending on how you see this section)

how to delete app icon profile 1

2. Remove Profile with custom app icons
  1. Tap on the required Profile.
  2. Tap “Delete Profile”.
  3. Enter your Passcode and tap “Remove”

how to delete app icon profile 2

What are the advantages of this method?

As for us, this method has more advantages than the others, and here are exactly what:

  1. Installation in a few taps. You can install a large number of custom icons for iOS system apps and popular apps with just a couple of taps.
  2. Removal in a few taps. You can delete all custom icons added in this way in a few taps.
  3. Custom icons launch applications directly. This method allows you to launch most apps directly, without automatically launching the Shortcuts application. Unfortunately, at the moment direct opening is limited for most of the iOS system apps.

What are the disadvantages of this method?

The only drawbacks of this method, which we see today are:

  1. You will have to manually delete the icons that you do not need.
  2. The fact that all custom icons are targeted by default. A situation may arise when you use another extension with the same task. For example, you are using Lyft, but in the Profile the Taxi icon is assigned to the Uber app.
    But you can always remove those that do not suit you and add new ones with Shortcuts.

This is the first way that was available to customize app icons for iPhone and iPad. It will allow you to create one by one custom app icons and add them to your Home Screen.
This method is suitable for people with strong character and trained fingers. ? After all, it is the longest in implementation.

What is Shortcuts?

Shortcuts is the official iOS app that contains many templates that allow you to perform various actions. You can find Detailed Information Here. In this tutorial, we will be looking at interaction with this app only for adding custom icons to your Home Screen.

How to download and open App Icons Pack?

App icons pack is a ZIP archive inside which you may find folders with icons, wallpapers and widgets images.

1. Download the Archive

When you have found a set of app icons you like, scroll down the page to the “DOWNLOAD ICONS” button and click on it. Then confirm the action by clicking on “Download”.

how to download app icons 1

2. Unpack the Archive

 

Wait until the archive is downloaded and open the folder where it is located. Unpack the archive, in files on an iPhone or iPad, just click on it once. A folder with App Icons pack will appear near.

how to download app icons 2

How to add a custom app icon using Shortcuts?

1.Open the Shortcuts app

Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad. This is an iOS system app and must be preinstalled on your device.

how to add app icon shortcuts 1

2. Tap “+” on the top right

how to add app icon shortcuts 2

3. Tap “Add Action”

how to add app icon shortcuts 3

4. In the search bar, type “Open App” (or select it in the “Scripting” section) and tap “Open App”

how to add app icon shortcuts 4

5. Tap “Choose” and select the desired app from the list of available ones

how to add app icon shortcuts 5

6. Tap Three Dots in the top right and type a name for the shortcut

how to add app icon shortcuts 6

7. Tap “Add to Home Screen” and type a name for the custom app icon

how to add app icon shortcuts 7

8. Then tap icon to the left of the name and select “Select Photo” to select a picture from Photos or “Select File” to select an image from Files

how to add app icon shortcuts 8

9. Select the desired image and tap “Add” in the upper right corner

how to add app icon shortcuts 9

Congratulations! You have added a custom app icon to your Home Screen. Now you can add new icons in the same way!

how to add app icon shortcuts 10

How to remove a custom app icon created with Shortcuts?

Deleting a custom app icon is no different from deleting a standard app icon and it can be done as follows:

  1. Touch and hold the custom icon.
  2. Tap “Delete Bookmark”.
  3. Tap “Delete” to confirm.

It will be more convenient to remove a large number of icons from the Home Screen Edit mode:

  1. Touch the icon and hold your finger on it until the icons begin to move, you have activated the Home Screen Edit mode.
  2. Click on the “-“ at the top left of each icon you want to delete.
  3. Click “Delete” to confirm.

What are the advantages of this method?

More flexible customization of each app icon to suit your preferences.

What are the disadvantages of this method?

  1. A very long process of customizing your Home Screen. To speed up the installation of app icons, we recommend using the Config Profile method.
  2. On devices with iOS version below 14.3, all custom icons will launch apps with automatic redirection via Shortcuts.

Hi ?  everyone who uses Android. I’m currently working on a solution for a quick installation of our custom app icons on Android devices.

 

For now, you can change the app icons to custom manually.

 

Android has many different ways to change app icons.

  • First, download the app icons pack you liked in the archive – use the “Download Icons” button.
  • Then google – “How to change app icons on Android” and choose a convenient way for you.

Some Android devices allow you to edit the app icon by long-pressing it and selecting “Edit”.

 

Thanks for your understanding, I’ll try to make it easier for you soon! ?

Phone Wallpapers & Aesthetic App Icons

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY