Learn to Apply a Custom Icon Pack in Google Now Launcher

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You already know that the Google Now Launcher comes pre-loaded on all recent Nexus phones and tablets, but it’s also available as a free download on the Play Store for most Android devices these days.

Many of us love it as long as it’s simple to use and efficient, it gives us an easy way to use Google’s voice search feature from any one of your home screen panels with the “OK Google” hotword detection, it gives us a Google look and feel to our home screens, but there are also some major problems that we cannot deny: the Google Now Launcher doesn’t allow the customization that we might want.

You don’t have the possibility to resize the home screen grid, there are no gestures, no icon resizing, no icon pack and so on and this doesn’t look at all great. The lack of customization spoils all the fun, but Awesome Icons is ready to help you at this chapter.

Haven’t you heard of it up to now? This is a nifty tool that creates shortcuts for apps on the home screen and also offers the function of applying a custom icon to these shortcuts. Since it only works with shortcuts custom icons, you should understand that it can’t be applied to apps in the app drawer, but it’s definitely better than nothing.

Here’s what you have to do:

How to Apply Custom Icon Pack in Google Now Launcher:

  1. Make sure that you have already installed a custom icon pack;
  2. Take Awesome Icons by entering here;
  3. Launch it on your Android device;
  4. On the main page, you’ll see a list of all your apps and available alternatives for all icons;
  5. Tap the alternative icon of the app of which you want to create a shortcut;
  6. You must confirm your action and tap OK on the next screen;
  7. Feel free to use an image from gallery as an icon by tapping the gallery icon which is right next to the icon from the icon pack;
  8. The same process can also be done by tapping the plus icon on the top and then selecting the app shortcut and the respective icon for that app.

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Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.