How To Get Android 8 Adaptive App Icons On Any Android Smartphone

Author Wouter Wargerink 21.9.2017. | 14:21

Are you trying to install the latest Android 8.0 adaptive app icons onto your Android smartphones?

With the launch of their latest Operating System, Google has introduce us to many new cool and interesting features. These include a picture in picture mode, app notification badges, and lock screen shortcuts. Among these features, a unique feature that is also new are the adaptive icons.

This feature automatically transforms the default icon that the developer designed to be just like other icons on your tablet or smartphone. The Android Oreo update is not available on many phones yet. This means users will have to wait to use this feature along with all its other updates. In this article, we focus on getting the adaptive icons on any Android phone available without needing to install Android 8.0.

If you want to use the adaptive icons feature, then you don’t have to wait for it anymore. Thanks to the Nova Launcher, anyone with Android version 5 and above can get this feature today.

 

Source: Droid-Life

 

By following these easy steps, you can enjoy the adaptive icons on all your Android tablets and smartphones.

 

1) Install Nova Launcher Beta

The first step is to install the Nova Launcher that is developed by the company TelsaCoil. In their latest Beta version, the company added the support for adaptive icons. This version is not available on Google Play Store. You will have to install it using it another method. You can download the beta version of the launcher as APK file.

 

2) Enable Access To Unknown Sources

Next step is to go to settings in your Android tablet or phone. After you have opened the settings you must click on security and then unknown sources. By enabling it, you can download it on your mobile device.

 

3) Setting As Default Launcher

After installing the Nova Launcher, you should open it. Set it as the default launcher app, all you have to do is press the home button. A window will pop up, in this, you have to select always. After that, you have to long press on any place that is empty on your device’s home screen. By clicking the settings, you can open the settings of the Nova Launcher.

 

Source: Droid-Life

 

4) Choosing The Appearance

Here you can decide and choose the feel and look you want. After that, you will have to enable the feature of adaptive icons. All the icons on your Android tablets will be given a similar look. You have to keep in mind that this is a beta version, there is a probability that it will not work well on some devices. If the feature doesn’t work properly, you can try again by re-installing the Launcher. In case, it doesn’t work well again, you must wait for an official release.

 

5) Selecting The Shape

By clicking on the option of shape in an adaptive icon, you can choose the shape you want to have. You can immediately preview the shape of the icons changed.

 

Author Wouter Wargerink 21.9.2017. | 14:21
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