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Change That App's Icon!

Alter that app’s look and customize your homescreen to boot.

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Did you know that a bunch of great apps allow you to customize their icon so that they fit better with your home screen’s colour scheme? Well they do, and some even let you play with their entire design. There are hundreds of apps with this fun feature, but these are a few of our favourites.

Smile, Whatever the Weather

Easily the sassiest weather app on the App Store, it’s no surprise then that Carrot Weather’s range of interchangeable icons are more entertaining than most. As well as offering a bunch of fun designs, the app’s options are also hilariously titled. Accessed by tapping Settings > iPhone > App Icon for the menu in the upper right hand corner, Carrot has more than 20 potential icon options, including the brilliantly titled Purple Rain and less appealing Unicorn Barf.

    CARROT Weather

    The crazy-powerful weather app

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Work On Your Workouts

Looking to get fit, but that visual reminder that sit-ups are on your workout plan putting you off? Don’t worry, Streaks Workout lets you alter its icon to something you find far more palatable. The exercise app not only offers a variety of icon-colour options, but each hue features six distinct exercise choices from crunches to pushups with users able to unlock the various options by tapping Settings > App Icon. You could choose one you like the look of, or pick the squats icon to make sure you never forget about leg day again.

    Streaks Workout

    For all fitness levels

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Upgrade Your Education

Calculators might not be the most exciting thing, but PCalc manages to make them cool. As well as playing host to a hidden AR game, this customizable scientific calculator also offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of app icon options on the App Store. With 40 icons to choose from (found by tapping App Icon) there’s an option to suit all tastes. Our favourites? Give the retro-packing “1992” or tech-loving “Circuit” icons a look.

    PCalc

    The Best Calculator

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Show Off Your Hipster Ways

One of the first photography apps many may have used, Hipstamatic has gone through a number of major upgrades and improvements through the years; its icon moved to a minimalist yellow-and-black design along the way. With the developer now switching between the two designs, you can do the same. Whether you want the modern look or the hipster-appeasing, vintage-camera-inspired icon, just swipe down from the front-on camera view and tap Edit > App Icon from the pop-up settings menu to make your selection.

    Hipstamatic Classic

    Beautiful Analog Photography

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Get That Personal Touch

Ever wished you could make emojis that look like you just by taking a photo of your face? That’s exactly what Emoji Me Face Maker does, and it lets you give its icon a makeover too. Tapping More > Change App Icon lets you pick a range of face options. And although you can’t set your own custom-made face as the icon art, with 10 different pre-sets to choose from, finding one that resembles someone you like is easy enough.

    Emoji Me Animated Faces

    Make emojis look like you

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