How to Change App Icons on Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 4 XL

Last Updated on November 30, 2022 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to change icons on Google Pixel? Here’s how to change the icon shape on Google Pixel 5, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4a 5G. You can change app icons from different 7 icon styles like square, teardrop, hexagon, rounded, etc. You can customize your apps on Google Pixels includes font style, icons, accent color, and icon shape. When you change icons, it will change your home screen and other app icon shapes in your Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4/4XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL, Pixel 3/3XL, and Pixel 2/2 XL (Running Android 11). In the Android 12 stock OS, Google remove the customization settings like icon shape, icon style etc. You can only change wallpaper and enable themed icons on Pixel devices running latest Android 13/12 version. To set custom app icons, you can use third party apps in your Android devices.

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How to Change Icons on Google Pixel 5a 5G, 5, 4a 5G

You can’t change Pixel app icons on Android 12 and latest Android 13 version. You need to use third party app or launchers to customize apps on your Google Pixels.

How to Change App Icons on Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 4a 5G

Step 1: Long-press on the blank space in home screen and tap on Wallpaper and style.

You can see change wallpaper based on wallpaper colors & basic colors, dark theme, themed icons, and app grid options in your latest Android 13 and Android 12 version on Pixels.

How to Add Widget to Home Screen Google Pixel 5, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a (Android 13, Android 12)

You can add your favorite Google Pixel widget to your Google Pixel home screen using below settings.

Step 1: Tap and hold the blank area on your Pixel and tap on Widgets.

How to Add Widget to Home Screen Google Pixel 5, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 4 XL

Step 2: Tap any Widgets category.

Step 3: Long-press the widget to add to home screen.

To remove the widget, long-press it and move it to Remove at the top middle of the screen.

How to Put App on Home Screen on Google Pixel

How to Put App on Home Screen on Google Pixels

You can create shortcuts app to home screen to long-press it from the app drawer and move it to home screen. If you want to automatically add a new app icon to home screen, enable add app icon to home screen to long-press on the blank area > home settings > Toggle on Add app icons to home screen. Now, app shortcut icon view on the Pixel’s home screen.

How to Change Pixel 5a Home Screen Layout

You can change app screen grid size in your Pixels using home settings.

Tap and hold the blank space on home screen > Wallpaper & style > App Grid > Choose from 5×5, 4×4, 4×5, 3×3, 2×2.

Google Pixels (Running Android 11)

Check out below the given ways to change app icons on Pixels (Running Android 11).

Pixel 5 Styles and wallpapers settings to change the app icon

Step 1: Press & hold the blank area of the home screen and tap Styles & wallpapers.

Google Pixel 5 style settings to customize it

Step 2: Tap on Style at the bottom.

Customize style in Google Pixel 5

Step 3: Tap on +Custom.

You can see font style.

Step 4: Continue tap on Next until view Shape.

How to Change App Icons on Pixel 5

Step 5: Choose the Shape and tap Next.

Enter style name in your Google Pixel 5

Step 6: Enter the name of the style and tap on Apply button at the bottom right.

You can see the icon shape change for all apps on your Pixel devices.

Change Font Style on Pixel 5 using styles and wallpapers setting

Alternative Way: Settings > Display > Styles & wallpapers > + Custom > Next > Next > Next > Select icon shape > Next > Add style name > Apply

How to Change Font Style on Google Pixel

Step 1: Pull down the notification panel and tap the Settings icon.

Step 2: Tap on Display.

Step 3: Tap Styles & wallpapers.

Step 4: Tap + Custom.

How to Change Font Style on Google Pixel 5

Step 5: Choose your favorite font style and tap Next.

Step 6: Tap Next until seeing Name your style (Show below given screenshot).

Step 7: Enter the style name and tap Apply.

How to Change Accent Color in Pixel 5

Change Accent Color Pixel 5 Smartphone

Long press on the blank area > Styles & wallpapers > Style > + Custom > Next > Next > Choose system accent color > Next > Next > Name your style > Apply

And that’s all. Which is your favorite app icon shape from above given the list? Tell us in below comment box.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I Organize Home Screen in Google Pixels?

In Pixel home screen, you can create a folder, change the home screen wallpaper, app grid, turn themed icons on and off, add a widget to home screen, and more.

How do I Change Pixel 6 Home Screen Wallpaper?

To change the home screen wallpaper in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, go to Settings > Wallpaper and style > Change wallpaper > Tap on My photos (Select your own picture or gallery photo) or Default category wallpaper > Select the photo > Right arrow at the bottom right > Home screen.

How do I Add Google Photos Widget to Home Screen?

To Add Google photos widget, long-press on the blank space in your phone and tap on Widgets. Scroll down and tap on Photos. Long-press the widget from the Google photo you want to add home screen.

How do I Add Camera to Home Screen?

To add camera or other app to home screen, open the app drawer in your device and long-press the app and move it to home screen.

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