Customize Your iPhone Homescreen With These Sweet Apps
Ever wish you could change the look of your app icons? Well, turns out you can. Some apps let you switch up the background, color, and design of the graphics and even customize the text. All you have to do is download one of the following options — or check out the more advanced option below— to get a new feel for your homepage.
- App Icons ($1) — Use templates to create cool icons, or make your own designs from scratch; either way, you can customize your homepage look based on several themes (like nature and cartoons). Mix and match icons for apps and contacts, and even modify them down to the font, color, and size of the text.
- CocoPPa (free) — Easy to use, CocoPPa lets you choose your favorite images from a pool of designs that are searchable by tag, color, and category. Look for versions of well-known icons (for example, an “F” with a leopard-print background for Facebook), or choose a completely random picture (like a panda) to represent one of your existing apps. Keep in mind that what you download is just an extra shortcut, not a replacement icon — so you’ll end up with two icons on your home screen for the same app.
- App Icons+ (free) — The same name as the other app, this one lets you select from a number of backgrounds and borders or import your own photos to create icon designs. Choose from endless combinations of built-in backgrounds and borders to snag a style for a shortcut icon that’s all your own.
- For more-advanced iOS users — You can create your app icon designs in a different, more involved way. You’ll first need to download iPhone Explorer and then follow a few steps in the Apps folder to get the look you want.