How to create your own icons for Android applications

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Personalization is important for Android users in Spain. When it comes to personalizing our phone, we have many different options. From using a different launcher than the one that comes in the default device, to downloading different wallpapers or using icon packs. Although we can also create our own icons with photos from the gallery.

This is something that we will be able to do thanks to X Icon Changer, an application that allows us create our own icons for Android applications, based on photos that we have in the phone gallery. Thus, you will be able to have a custom icon for each app on the phone.

This is how X Icon Changer works: create your own icons

Create your icons on Android

The idea of ​​X Icon Changer is quite simple: create your own icons to use in your Android applications. From a photo in your gallery, the application will give you the possibility to change the original icon of the same, so that you have a different icon that you like or that helps you identify the application in a simpler way in the phone. The creation process is also simple, you just have to follow these steps:

  1. Open X Icon Changer on your phone.
  2. The app takes you to a home screen where you will see all the apps that you have installed on your phone. Select the app whose icon you want to change.
  3. Go to the Photo section.
  4. Select the method to upload the photo (take one with the camera or upload from the gallery).
  5. Choose the photo that you are going to use for the application icon.
  6. Crop the photo into the shape you use for the icons on your phone.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Add the icon to your phone screen.

By doing this, X Icon Changer will create a shortcut on the phone screen, with that custom icon. This access will fulfill its function at all times, allowing you to open that application in question, in the same way that it always does, with its normal icon.

Android custom icons creation

If you want be able to create your own icons on AndroidIn order to have greater customization, this app is a good option to consider. Its download is free, although there are ads inside, to unlock its functions by watching a video, for example. They can be removed with purchases, although it is not necessary.

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