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Best icon packs for Android 2022

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App icons are different shapes, sizes, and color schemes and follow different design guidelines. Samsung's icons look different than Google's icons, look different from Microsoft's icons, look different from every other developer's icons. Thankfully, icon packs are here to pick up the slack and make your theming adventure a smooth one. Icon packs are plentiful, colorful, and they come in every style under the sun.

Pick your poison

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There are a lot of icon packs, and while I love and enjoy keeping a wide array of icon packs at my disposal, Icon Pack Studio has been the icon pack I turn to more often than not these days for its adapatability. No matter the wallpaper, no matter the home screen theme I'm working on, Icon Pack Studio lets me pick the shape, shades and textures to perfectly match. Nothing beats the work of an artist making high-quality icons, but if you need icons in Android green or Tarheel blue, ICS is there for you.

I do find myself coming back to Whicons between my themes — it really does go with everything! When Whicons doesn't quite fit a theme, Ombre usually does. Then there are the likes of Fluidity, which adapts to whatever shaped icon you prefer to have on your home screen, and even includes Dynamic Clocks, so you keep everything matched up.

You might need a new launcher

The launcher for your shiny new Android phone probably won't let you apply these icon packs. Samsung only lets you apply icon packs from the Samsung Themes store, and the Pixel Launcher and stock launchers on most other Android phones don't let you apply a third-party icon pack at all. For that, you'll need a third-party launcher, but don't worry. There are a lot of amazing Android launchers out there, and they have more customization features, as well as helpful features like the ability to back up your launcher or set custom gesture shortcuts.

Not every icon pack is supported by every Android launcher, but most launchers support most icon packs. Icon Pack Studio has dual status here: it integrates directly into Smart Launcher 5, but if you're using another launcher, you'll have to export it as a finished pack and then apply it in your launcher's settings.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.