iOS 14 Home Screen customisations

Since the release of iOS 14, users have enjoyed the freedom of customising their Home Screens with great third party widgets.

In conjunction with adding widgets, as many users have discovered, you can also change app icons. Coupling these two together allows you to create a unique and highly personal design for your phone.

If you're wondering how to do this, we're here to help. Follow the few steps below and you're on your way.

Ensure you have the Shortcuts app

Since iOS 13 the Shortcuts app is installed by default. If you've removed it, you can easily add back via the App Store. Open up Shortcuts to get started

Add a new Shortcut

With Shortcuts open, tap the '+' top right.

Add an action

This helps us configure our action, essentially telling Shortcuts to open and app.

Choose 'Scripting'

Don't worry, you won't need to do any programming! :)

Select 'Open App'

This specifies what our shortcut action.

Tap 'Choose'

Choose the app that you wish to change icon

The three dots

After choosing your app tap the three dots.

Tap 'Add to Home Screen'

This sets up what it'll look on your iPhone home screen

Tap 'Choose Photo'

Select the image from your iPhone photo library

Tap 'Add'

This adds it to you home screen

And we're done!

Congratulations, it's a work of art!

Awesome work, your home screen has never looked better! If you've customised ETA, hit us up on Twitter with a screen shot of the icon chosen. We'd love to see it!

by @anthonyharrison

ETA launched on the App Store February 2014, lovingly welcomed by daily commuters. While it started life as a simple iPhone app, it's grown to be a handy companion on Apple Watch, iMessage and Today View. Our friends in the press have said nice things, specifically TechCrunch, MacStories and the folk at iMore. If you have any questions or just simply want to talk, drop us a line.

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