How to Enable Adaptive Icons on Any Android Phone

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

You will get Android Oreo adaptive icons on any Android phone using the beta version of Nova Launcher. This Nova launcher beta version is helpful to install Android adaptive icons on your Android devices. You can also choose non-adaptive icons. Also, change the adaptive icon shape on any Android phone. Nova launcher is useful to customize the app drawer, icon themes, home screen, and more.

Android 8.0 Oreo launched with several awesome features including Adaptive icons, Picture-in-picture mode, Autofill, Android instant apps, Notification dots, and more. Currently, only Google Pixel and Nexus devices are getting official Android Oreo OTA updates.

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How to Get Android Oreo Adaptive Icons on Any Android Phone 5.1.1, Marshmallow 6.0 And Nougat 7.0

To get Android Oreo Adaptive icons on Android Lollipop 5.1.1, Marshmallow 6.0, and Nougat 7.0, follow below given complete process.

Step 1: First of all Click this link and sign in with your Google account.

You can also download the beta version of the Nova launcher apk file.

Now make sure to enable unknown sources on your android device to install a downloaded the apk file in your device. You can check it using the below settings.

Settings > Security > Unknown sources

Step 2: Press Become a tester.

Step 3: Tap Download the Nova launcher app on Google Play.

If already installed Nova launcher in your android device, set Nova launcher as your default launcher.

Step 4: Open Nova launcher in your Android device.

You can see various Nova settings such as desktop, app & widget drawers, dock, folders, Look & feel, Night mode, Gesture & input, integration, etc.

How to get android Oreo adaptive icons on any android phone

Step 5: Tap Look & feel.

Using this setting, you will change the adaptive icon shape on any Android phone without update the Android Oreo 8.0 OS.

Step 6: Tap Adaptive icons.

By default disable adaptive icon.

Step 7: Enable adaptive icons and then tap Adaptive icon shape.

Step 8: Choose the adaptive icon shape from Round (Default), Suqircle, Rounded square, Square, and Teardrop.

Below icon shape, you can see Mask legacy icons option to change all icons with match style by scaling and placing legacy icons on background.

That’s all about how to get android Oreo adaptive icons on any android phone.

How to Change Icon Shape in Android 8.0 Oreo

Step 1: Press and hold the Blank space in the home screen on your Oreo device.

Step 2: Tap Settings gear icon.

Step 3: Tap Change icon shape.

By default set System icon in Android Oreo and other devices.

Change adaptive icon shape in android Oreo

Step 4: Choose the Android Oreo adaptive icon shape as Square/Rounded square/Squircle/Teardrop.

Do you have any other tips to get Android Oreo adaptive icons on any Android phone? Share with us in below comment box. Don’t forget to check out our other latest Android Oreo tricks.

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