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How to customize the icons of the apps in the settings menu on a Samsung mobile

27 mayo, 2021

Virtually all Android phones let us customize interface icons, especially when it comes to the launcher. With the arrival of the latest versions of Android, in addition, adaptive icons arrived, a function that allows developers to make their app icons adapt to different shapes.

Did you know that in Samsung mobiles we can configure this within the settings themselves? It is a quite different function that is not found in many Android phones and that you may not be aware of. We are going to teach you how to change the icons of the apps within the settings menu itself., so they look different.

A not very well known change

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When you are in the settings of your Samsung mobile and you access any sub-section that contains a list of applications, these will come out in their native form. That is, the classic circular icon that always appears in the list of applications. These icons cannot be customized in the normal way, since they simply show apps installed on the system within the settings menu and it is understandable that we cannot reach such a customization point.

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However, if we have a Samsung mobile, we can personalize this. The first thing we have to do is follow these steps to activate developer options.

  • We open the Samsung settings
  • Let’s go to ‘Software Information’
  • We repeatedly click on ‘Build number’
  • We enter the PIN code when requested
Shape Icons

Once this is done, we go back to the settings menu. Now click on ‘Developer options’ and, once here we go down completely, we will see a section called ‘Creation of themes’. Here we can configure three sections ‘Accent color’, ‘Header font’ and ‘Icon shape’. We click on the last option. Here we can choose the type of icon we want to see in the settings.