Setting up a custom icon pack on an Android device

So you want to start customizing your Android phone but aren't sure where to begin? You've arrived at the right place. In this post, I will go over all of the fundamental steps required to transform your phone into something you will enjoy looking at!

First and foremost. It is usually best to download a custom launcher if you want to use custom icon packs (like Nova, Lawnchair, Niagara, etc.). Some default launchers can use custom icon packs, while others cannot, so I advise using a custom one. Personally, my choice was always Nova or Lawnchair. Keep in mind that the Nova launcher has a strange bug that prevents it from displaying the proper size of shapeless icons (such as Lena), so some circular icons from the pack appear larger than they are. In this post, I'll use Lawnchair as an example, but the process is the same for pretty much any launcher.

  1. Download the launcher.
  2. Set it as a default home app.

  1. On home screen, make a long-press and go to settings.
  2. Select Theme option
  1. Open icon packs and choose Lena (or any other pack you want to use)
  2. Go back to main settings and choose Desktop
  1. You can find a lot of options inside Desktop menu. I advise you to play with icon grid, icon size, and hiding labels for a cleaner look. Also, I always like to hide the status bar.
  2. Go back to the main page of settings and choose Drawer. Once again, play with the settings you want to change, it can really make a difference.

  1. After you finish playing with options in settings, go back to you home screen and enjoy your new setup!
  2. P. S. Don't forget to add some widgets to make it more interesting. I used a kwgt widget that comes with Lena icon pack.

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The work and tools here were mainly created to solve common issues in client projects or as learning tools for myself. Although I'll try and answer any question I can't guarantee support for these tools, or even updates.

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