Icon packs in Android are one of the most easiest and the quickest ways of giving a unique look to your Android smartphone. Most of them are free and you do not need any special permission or additional knowledge to customize your device using icon packs.
The only prerequisite is that you have to install a 3rd party Android launcher that supports icon packs and you are good to go. However, there are thousands of icons packs currently available for download in the Google Play Store — and plenty being added every day.
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If you’re new to launchers and customization, it might be difficult for you to pick something you love. Therefore, to save your time, we have put together a list of five icon packs for Android with all shapes and designs. The best part? They’re free and don’t require you to spend money to get started!
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With more than 2,400 icons and growing, this one looks as if you were to sketch out and color in icons with colored pencils. Articon is compatible with over 27 popular Android launchers out there including Nova, Action, ADW and Go Launcher.
It also comes with an alternate colors and designs for popular apps like system and social messaging clients. The app also comes with a set of 8 cloud-based wallpapers which go really well with the quirky and artistic icons.
And, if that’s not enough, you also have dynamic calendar support. That means your calendar icon changes to reflect the date! If you like the bundle and want to unlock even more, pick up the full version for just $1.49. Download Articon Icon Pack
With square designs and a muted color palette, this free icon pack has plenty of detail. There are nearly 1,000 icons supported in the app with new updates arriving weekly. If there’s one you don’t see listed, you can request it directly from the tool.
You’ll find a handful of wallpapers included in the pack, each of which is high resolution. The dynamic calendar feature is a nice touch that many developers employ and it’s present here. If you’re a fan, and want more, you can purchase a full version with 2,300 icons and counting. Download Shimu Lite Icon Pack.
Cygnus Dark icon pack comes with more than 800 HD icons which are designed with keeping the material design guidelines of Google in mind. The icons are given a flavor of black to get a feel of richness in their look and they really go well against a bright wallpaper. They’re dark, get it?
It has been a while since the app was updated, so it might not have supported icons for apps or games that are most recently released. Still, with that in mind, we like it enough to include it here! Download Cygnus Dark Icon Pack
This is one of the more unique and innovative icon packs in this list. The Earth icon pack has a different way of customizing your phone and instead of adopting the traditional material design, it has gone with portraying a unique location as a background of the icons.
As the name suggests, all 500+ icons in the Earth pack has some physical location on the planet as its background. Be it a building, a landscape or famous monuments, the designers have covered it all and it truly gives a fresh look to your device. Almost all the icons are covered in this icon pack and they are all given a circular shape to maintain a consistent look — and they look sharp against the included wallpapers. Download Earth – Icon Pack.
This one is all about bright colors and high levels of detail. No matter what kind of background image you’re using, these are sure to pop off and come to life! We love the icons as much as the name.
There are more than 1,000 icons offered in the bundle with nearly two dozen wallpapers, too. Some of the popular or often used icons come with color variations. Don’t see your favorite app or game represented? Let the developer know directly from inside the app. Download CandyCons Icon Pack.
Which of these icon packs do you like? Would you use any of these to customize your Android phone? Let us know in the comments below!