How Do I Make My Android App Icons Black?

Android, Android Apps

Do you want to make your Android app icons stand out by giving them a sleek and stylish black appearance? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps on how to make your Android app icons black. So let’s dive right in!

Step 1: Finding the App Icon

The first step is to locate the app icon that you want to make black. This can usually be found in your app drawer or on your home screen. Once you’ve found the icon, long-press on it until a menu appears.

Step 2: Accessing App Info

From the menu that appears after long-pressing the app icon, select “App info” or “Info”. This will open up the settings page for that particular app.

Step 3: Changing App Icon

On the app settings page, look for an option called “Change icon” or “Icon settings”. Tap on this option to proceed.


If you don’t see an option to change the icon, it means that your device’s launcher does not support this feature. In that case, you may need to install a third-party launcher from the Google Play Store that offers more customization options.

Step 4: Selecting a Black Icon

After tapping on “Change icon” or “Icon settings”, you will be presented with a selection of available icons for that particular app. Look for a black-colored icon among the options provided.

  • If there is already a black icon:
  • If there is already a black-colored icon available, simply select it and tap on “Apply” or “OK” to confirm the change. Your app icon will now appear black on your home screen and app drawer.

  • If there is no black icon:
  • If there is no black-colored icon available, you can search for one on the internet or create your own.

    There are many websites where you can find free and customizable app icons. Once you have found or created a black icon, save it to your device.

  • To create your own black icon:
    1. Open any image editing software or use an online icon editor.
    2. Create a new image with a transparent background.
    3. Draw or import the desired image and apply a black color to it.
    4. Save the image in a compatible format (such as PNG).

    Once you have your custom black icon ready, go back to the app settings page and tap on “Select from gallery” or “Choose from files” (depending on your device). Browse for the location where you saved your custom black icon and select it. Finally, tap on “Apply” or “OK” to confirm the change.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Black App Icon!

Congratulations! You have successfully made your Android app icon black. Now, whenever you access that particular app, its sleek and stylish black icon will greet you on your home screen and app drawer.

This simple customization trick can give your Android device a unique look by adding a touch of elegance to its overall appearance. So go ahead and experiment with different apps to make them stand out with their new black icons!

Remember that not all devices or launchers support this feature, so if you don’t see the option to change the app icon or if the changes don’t apply, it may be due to limitations imposed by your device or launcher.

We hope you found this tutorial helpful. Feel free to explore further and customize other aspects of your Android device to make it truly yours!