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How to turn off the LG G6's 'squircle' icon frames

When it comes to squircle-shaped icons, there are two distinct groups: those who don't care at all and those who feel like they're nails on a chalkboard. If you land in the latter group, you'll be scrambling to turn off the LG G6's "rounded square" icon frames, which are turned on by default in order to normalize the size and shape of all icons on the phone.

It only takes a few taps to turn everything back to normal, though, and here's a quick step-by-step process to get it done.

  1. Open the Settings and scroll down to Home screen
  2. Tap on Icon shape in the list
  3. For a quick comparison between the two styles, toggle back and forth to watch the icons change above
  4. Tap OK in the bottom right corner
  5. Press the Home button to see the new icons on your home screen!

And there you are! All of your icons will be back to their own unique shapes. It's worth noting that LG's own apps will still retain their squircle shapes, though that may not be nearly as bothersome as forcibly applying the same shape and framing to other apps.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

11 Comments
  • Good on LG for not shoving a part of their own skin down the user's throat.
  • Could they also make their navigation buttons normal sized too? That would be great.
  • I prefer the rounded square icons on the LG to the ones Samsung uses on its phones.
  • You can change Samsungs ones in the theme store if they are bothering you.
  • Had the exactly same thought in mind. :)
  • Andrew, what is the point of writing these articles this early when the G6 isn't even on pre-order except in Korea? Your timing is really off here.
  • So they can repost it later.
  • I enjoy reading about new device features even if it's a device I'm not going to get. Anyway, this is sort of the calm before the storm when all the new phones start coming out in April, May and June.
  • How is the color accuracy, color temperature of the screen? Is it worse like lg g5 ,v20?
  • Andrew- How is the color accuracy, color temperature of the screen? Is it worse like lg g5 ,v20?
  • Compared to what? I've owned the S7, Nexus 6P, OP3 Mate 9 and now the v20 and of all these phones the last thing I'd say about the V20 is that its inaccurate with the display...