Since the release of iOS 14, people have been sharing "aesthetic" iOS Home Screens.

These screenshots often feature fully custom app icons, designed and selected by the user.

How are these people changing and customizing their app icons?

iOS aesthetic app icons

Note that this is different than the app developer providing alternate app icons, which has been possible since iOS 10.3.

  • The Twitter thread you linked showed that these are just shortcuts. Are you going to answer your own question or did you miss that?
    – JBallin
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 17:25
  • @JBallin I may answer the question later if it doesn't get any good Answers, but I think this info should live on SE and not just in random twitter threads.
    – pkamb
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 17:28
  • Related apple.news/AiWCThkVHT5WngZBgimywVw
    – JBallin
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 19:09

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You can use the Shortcuts app to set custom icons: https://www.cultofmac.com/723677/customize-iphone-home-screen-icons-ios-14/

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    Answers should be more than just a link
    – nohillside
    Commented Nov 25, 2020 at 22:27

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