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Customization heaven: the best icon packs for Android

Update: More and newer packs added!

There are many ways to personalize your Android smartphone or tablet, from changing the wallpaper to adding new ringtones or fonts, to installing a custom launcher. But did you know you can also personalize the app icons on the home screen and in the app drawer? In this list, you will find some of the best and most unusual packs available.

What is an icon pack?

An icon pack is an application that replaces all your icons with customized ones. In general, they're very simple to install, and you can do that in the same way as you would any other app. The one difference, however, is that if you want to test out a few different icon packs to find your favorite, you'll want to install a launcher first to make the process easier. 

If you don’t have one yet, something like Nova or Apex Launcher, can be installed from the Play Store for free. Once you've found the icons you like, you can always change your launcher, as long as they're not an integral part of it.

Click UI

There are many icon packs out there that look similar to Click UI, but this one has a fair claim to being one of the first to introduce icons with subtle long shadows that give them a sense of gentle motion.

The app has a super-simple icon-request tool included for any of your favorite app icons that are missing. You can also use it to set your background and lock screen wallpapers too, though there are better apps for this

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Simple, clean and a good selection of icons. / © AndroidPIT
  • Compatible launchers: Nova, Apex, Action, Go, Solo, Trebuchet, Smart, Aviate, Next, KK, Nine, Blur, Unicon, ADW, and most others that have icon pack support. A launcher isn't essential to use this app.
  • Size: 12.55 MB
  • Price: $0.99

Retrorika

Bringing smooth vector graphics with a retro swing to Android, Retrorika takes material design and runs 30 years of cigarette smoke through it. Each icon brings a unique take on the original design, too; it's a passion project, with a great attention to detail, and it's for this reason that it makes it into this list.

Retrorika is one of the best icon packs for giving your device that paradoxical retro feeling but at the same time retaining a modern feel to your phone. Like some of the others here, you can also set your wallpaper with the app. 

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Some of Retrorika's icons are a bit weird. But they're all tinged with a vintage look.  / © AndroidPIT
  • Compatible launchers: 29+ launchers, which probably includes yours too. Some functionalities don't work on certain launchers, as detailed in the app description.
  • Size: 23MB
  • Price: $0.59

CandyCons

Bringing Material Design icons with a little handcrafted tweak is CandyCon's forte. The pack has 1070 icons at last count, including multiple color choices for some of the more popular ones.

There's also the obligatory icon request feature on the rare occasion you don't see the icon you're looking for. It strictly sticks to the Google Material Design color schemes, and includes around 20 wallpapers. Fans of Muzei can still use that app to modify wallpapers too, which is nice. 

All you need to do, like the others that require a launcher, is navigate to the settings and hit Apply. 

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CandyCons is a good option if you want to stick to Material Design / © AndroidPIT
  • Compatible launchers: Nova, Apex, Action, ADW and many more launchers supported. Requires a launcher to work correctly.
  • Size: 18 MB
  • Price: free

Atran

Atran is going to be a fast-favorite for anyone that likes unified circular icons with a retro filter-like appeal. 

With more than 4,000 icons (and 30 HD wallpapers), there's plenty of value for your $1 and more are still being added all the time. You can, of course, request any that you're missing. 

If you're looking for icons with a little texture, Atran is worth paying for. 

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Atran's icon manage to give a subtle texture without looking tacky. / © AndroidPIT
  • Compatible launchers: Action, Adw, AdwEX, Apex, Atom, Aviate, Everything.me, GO, Inspire, KK, Lucid, Next, Nine, Nova, Smart, Solo, TSF, CM Theme Engine, Bubble Cloud Widgets and "many more"
  • Size: 58.25 MB
  • Price: $0.99

Tigad Pro

This is another icon pack that's unlikely to appeal to everyone's design sensibilities, but if you've got a penchant for 3D and want a little more depth in your icons, check out Tigad Pro. 

In total, there are more than 7,800 custom-designed icons in this pack, all with a 3D design, and it supports applying them directly or via most of the most popular Android launchers. Like most of the others in this list, it provides a number of different wallpapers that work well with its icons too within the app. 

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Want 3D icons with depth? Tigad Pro has nearly 8,000 of them! / © AndroidPIT
  • Compatible launchers: L, Lucid, GO, Next, Apex, Action Pro, Nova, ADW, Holo, Holo HD, Aviate, Smart, Mini, KK, Solo, Epic, Inspire, Nine, Atom, Nemus, S, TSF Shell, LG Home (some issues), ThemerCM Theme Engine, Launchy Widget, Trebuchet, Unicon, maybe more
  • Size: 74.79 MB
  • Price: $0.99

Ruggon

Icons that look like they've been dragged through the dirt - why not? This icon pack has an aesthetic that matches its name - rugged and grunge-inspired. Despite that, the icons have a certain appeal to them, especially combined with the 89 themed wallpapers that are included in the app. Ruggon will definitely give your phone that stylish post-apocalyptic look with its 3560+ HD icons.

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More stylish than you'd expect. / © GSeth
  • Compatible launchers: Nova, Apex, ADW, Action, Go, Smart, Solo, Aviate, KK, Nine, Holo, Lucid, Evie, Next (classic mode only), TSF Shell (icons only), Unicorn
  • Size: 74 MB
  • Price: $0.99

Zwart - Black Icon Pack

If you miss the Stamped Black Icon pack, which is no longer available on the Play Store, Zwart's Black Icon Pack by Randle is a great replacement. It offers a minimalist monochrome look that suits pretty much every smartphone. On top of that, the app has cloud wallpapers and offer Muzei support. There are more than 5000 icons available already, but if there's one you can't find on the list, you can always request it through a tool provided in the app itself.

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Clean and minimalist look. / © Randle
  • Compatible launchers: Multiple
  • Size: 27 MB
  • Price: Free

Dark Matter

If you want to give your phone a bright, fresh new look, Dark Matter is a great choice. Don't be fooled by the icon pack's name - it is the opposite of dark. Colorful and cartoony, it is one of the most distinctive-looking packs on this list. It offers more than 3000 icons and 30 QHD wallpapers. Like Zwart Black Icon Pack, it's also compatible with Muzei Live Wallpapers and has a tool, which lets you request missing icons.

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Give your phone a fresh look with the Dark Matter icon pack. / © mowmo
  • Compatible launchers: Nova, ADW, Apex, Aviate, ASAP, KK, Lucid, Smart, Yandex, Total, Atom, Nine, Next Launcher 3D and others
  • Size: 11 MB
  • Price: $0.99

Linebit

If you can't get enough of the vaporwave aesthetic, Linebit is your icon pack of choice. The bright shades of purple, blue and green will bring new life to an old phone, or jazz up your new device. Not only that, Linebit offers a minimalist and uniform design - apps like Chrome, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are instantly recognizable. On top of that, there is a huge selection of game icons too. Overall, there are more than 1500 and more are added with weekly updates. The app also comes with 16 stylish wallpapers to complete the new aesthetic.

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Unlike many other icon packs, Linebit has your games covered. / © Edzon DM
  • Compatible launchers: Multiple
  • Size: 27 MB
  • Price: $0.99

Get it on Google Play.

Pixbit

This icon pack is among the more unusual on this list. It brings a retro charm to your modern smartphone with its pixelated icons. A must for retro game fanatics or 90s kids obsessed with nostalgia. Pixbit's icons are colorful and fun, and there's more than 1600 of them, including alternatives which you can select by pressing and holding down on an icon. You can compliment them with some of the 20 Pixel art wallpapers or retro-looking widgets, which are included in the app as well.

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Charming and fun! / © PixBit
  • Compatible launchers: Action Launcher, Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher, Atom Launcher, Aviate Launcher, Go Launcher, KK Launcher, Next Launcher, Solo Launcher, Smart Launcher, LG Home, ADW Launcher and more
  • Size: 10 MB
  • Price: $1.49

Superhero Icon Pack

If you thought our previous two choices were unusual, wait till you see this one. The Superhero pack might not have many icons available, but it will give some of your apps super powered looks. Ever wanted Captain America as your contacts icon or the Hulk as the face of Whatspp? This is the icon pack for you. The other heroes included are Iron Man, Batman, Superman, Deadpool, Wolverine, Spiderman, Thor and the Flash.

If you don't like text under your icons, it can admittedly get confusing, but for some users that could be part of the fun.

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Great for both Marvel and DC fans. / © DevNalim
  • Compatible launchers: Action, ADW, Apex, Atom, Aviate, CM Theme Engine, Epic, GO Launcher, Google Now, Holo, Inspire, KK, L, LG Home, Lucid, Mini, Nemus, Next, Nine, NOVA, S, Smart, Solo, TSF.
  • Size: 3.4 MB
  • Price: Free

What's your favorite icon pack for Android? Let us know in the comments below!

Note: this article has been rewritten and updated since its first publication. Comments might not reflect current content.

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  • I use Spheroid icon pack, it has most icons than the competition.


  • thanks


  • What is the name of the icon pack used in black background with white lines icons (on top of the page) , there is no name to find out please someone say about it.


  • Thank you for awesome information.


  • Zaxx 5 months ago Link to comment

    A damn nice pack is Omoro...esp for dark themes. $1 on Play


  • Do you have the same icon in the cover image above?


  • I like Omega Icon Pack!


  • I have been rocking Free Pixel Icon Pack for over a year now and I am not bored of it yet. I also tried other paid icon packs too in between but I kept coming back to Pixel because no other Icon pack offered over 6700 Icons which covers almost all of my apps. and to top it all, i did not have to pay anything for it as it is a free pack. I would highly recommend the author to include it in the list and you guys should also try it out, just search for Pix UI Icon Pack on Playstore.


  • View my new icon packs:
    - Pix - Minimal Icon Pack
    - Appearance Icon Pack


  • people complain about the icons and shit, just think about the person or persons that design them, it takes time to make hundreds of different icons and have them look like different things but they all have to look related to each other, to be a theems. and another thing, most are free, be happy you have a choice to pick from. I don't know if iPhone has the same ability to change its looks like Android. I don't care fo r some good the icons either, but there are a lot that look good with the right wallpaper, and theems. and there are some really good looking icon packs too.some have a day glo look to them that looks awesome with the right wallpaper behind them. sometimes a solid color icon work well I certain circumstances. it depends on how you feel too, sometimes an icon pack will hit you in a way that it wouldn't if your mood was different that day. I'm always changing my Android looks. I'm lucky f I keep everything on it for more than a week.


  • Urmun!


  • I just want the bog standard Lollipop icons on Nougat. I don't like those "sqround" ones. I found where to turn off icon frames so 3rd party apps can have their full, uncropped sizes, shapes and/or transparent backgrounds. Needs to replace the icons for the factory installed apps on my Galaxy Grand Prime J7.


  • In my opinion the best Icon Packs for time being are:
    Paper Icon Pack
    Tigad Icon Pack
    Oreo Bickies Icon Pack
    Pebbles Icon Pack
    Rugos Icon Pack
    Sailfish Icon Pack


  • Where is merrun pack its very good than above all


  • The best icon packs currently in the market by August 2017 are
    1. Paper Icon Pack
    2. Flix Icon Pack
    3. Tigad Pro Icon Pack
    4. Rugos Icon Pack
    5. 3D Icon Pack
    6. Graby Spin Icon Pack


  • Decent icon pack with a black background or theme are great, It consumes little battery.


  • Really hoped it would of told me at the top of the article that these were paid before I spent 10 minutes picking out an icon pack that looks good. I've been using the Internet and Android for a long time - Since are ALL icon packs paid on a website and it wont even say till u click download? Seems deceptive. Personally, I'm not used to paying 2 bucks for a cell phone icon pack. This comment is because I'm just so tired of more and more people asking for money for smaller and smaller things that never used to be paid! I'm an adult and I pay my own bills (before you flame me for expecting everything in life for free), and I understand that sometimes things you want cost money -- BUT most of the time you can find a free version! ;) (for small things like this). As if it isn't enough that we all pay for our phones, our cell plan, all of life's real life bills like rent, and electricity. Wages have not kept up with inflation in America, and on top of that many services ask you to pay for "gold" subscriptions because the free version is limited (Example: Discoery and History channel not offering HD unless you pay for them separate and in addition to your cable bill). And now y'all want $2.00 for a pack of android icons??? Thanks for wasting my time. Icons are a really minor thing, I'm saving my 2 bucks for lunch, and these sites asking for money are capitalizing on people who don't know they can get just as good icon packs for free. Anyone else feel this way? I don't mind paying for people's time, but this is an area where you should be offered free choices before paid. To back up my opinion I will make a set of 16 android icons to anyone who asks me

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