Icon themes are Android’s secret weapon when it comes to making your mobile operating system more your own. There are literally hundreds of good icon packs out there on the Play store. If you don’t like any of the ones on this list, chance are you could spend all day finding ones that you do like.
What are some of the best icon packs for Android? Let’s find out! Keep in mind that in order to experience any of these packs you’ll need to have a custom app launcher (Nova, Apex, etc.). Google Now and other stock OEM launchers do not support this level of customization.
Polycon is an icon pack that takes heavy influence from the new design language “material design” from Google. The developer makes sure that the icons follow the directions of the material design specifications to a T, which sets it apart from other material icon packs.
Every icon in this icon pack uses material design iconography. If you love the look of Android 5.0 – 7.0 and material, you might want to check out this icon pack. It’ll help your icons fit into the new style.
This icon pack’s name can accurately describe its style. Silhouette essentially makes your Android launcher’s icons shadowed with a blue outline with a floating effect. It’s really neat and certainly not something you’re going to find copied in a lot (or if any) icon themes on the Play store.
If you’re looking for a flat-style icon theme while avoiding the material design stylized icons, Clix might be a good choice. With clear inspiration from Apple, the pack sports over 400 individual icons, and everything is uniformly square. It’s a really neat design for those wanting icon themes that are all the same shape.
Unlike some of these other icon packs, Clix comes with a request icon tool, “cloud wallpaper,” dynamic calendars and promised weekly updates. It seems like the developer really cares about its users.
Yet another square, flat-icon theme. The design is heavily influenced by the flat design trend that is so prevalent in technology as of today. Like Clix, SYRMA has a massive amount of icons, wallpapers, a request tool, and many other features outside of the icons themselves.
Rondo is a material-inspired circle icon pack. It doesn’t totally follow the material design spec like Polycon; however, you can see the clear inspiration, and they certainly go their own way with it. Overall, this icon pack is perfect for those who love the material look but would also prefer uniformity with their icons.
The pack, like many on this list, includes an icon request tool, boasts a massive 2600+ icon list, and promised updates (one to three per month).
It seems as if it is hard to innovate on the “flat trend,” that is, until now. Most flat icon packs on Android are usually about the same and look good but with little variation. fl3D is not one of those icon packs. It follows the flat trend but also makes everything pop out in an interesting 3D style.
The app also includes many different wallpapers, icon masking for icons that have yet to be themed, an icon request feature, dynamic calendar settings, the ability to search through icons, and more!
Whicons is an icon theme in which every single icon is white – a pretty simple concept. Every icon is really well-designed and looks good despite the fact that everything is all one color. As usual, the app includes icons, a request tool, etc. If you’re looking to make your Android launcher unique, try out Whicons.
8. Dash UI
The developer of Dash UI says that this icon theme doesn’t go after gimmicks or fads. Even though this is a bit strange to say, as it seems like square icon themes are popular, it does go its own way. Everything is sqaure, uniform and looks nice. That’s about it. There is no material design spec, no iOS or Windows-phone stylized “flat” looks – just a square set of icons. If that’s what you’re looking for, check this one out.
Icon packs are one of the many reasons that I have come to love Android. When it comes to the three big mobile operating systems, nothing comes even close to the level of customization that you can get with Android. Each one of these apps have their own way of totally transforming its look.