10 great icon packs to liven up your Android

10 great icon packs to liven up your Android
We'll be repeating ourselves here, but we just can't say no to the endless stream of customization options that Android offers. Chief among those, in our opinion, is the ability to visually tweak away and create a UI that is yours and yours alone, and the various icon packs are one of the most profound ways to go about that.

We've picked 10 icon packs for you to choose from, and we put great care to only select the really good ones. That said, we're not at all saying that these are the best -- there just are so many of those right now, that we wouldn't be able to go through all of them even if we spent an entire day browsing the web. What we have here is still pretty great, though.

Now, there's a catch, like most things Android modifications. For these to work, you'll need to be using a qualifying launcher, though we'll be showing you pretty soon how to get icon packs working with the stock launcher. But that's a fight for another day. Regardless, seeing as launcher apps are massively popular, we'd say these will work for a great many of you, so jump right into the slideshow below and take your pick.


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30 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The beauty of Android.

2. Scarambay unregistered

Why the fark does every OEM put up a square or a circle on the actual icons?! It's ugly as fark. I admit, some icons look good that way, but most of them just look childish and ugly.

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Hence the reason for icon packs/themes. Everybody has different taste then you. It could be worst; ask a iOS user. One launcher and one look all the time. At least they can change wallpapers.

14. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Still better than WP, you can't even set a wallpaper. You can at least jailbrake IOS and change icons.

3. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Android is honestly the best OS. The amount on customization just trumps any other OS. And you can also make Android just as simple and easy to navigate as ios or windows. While still having the free will to change it when ever you want.

4. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

+1 Nicely put. I may be a IOS7 user I think these look great! The only thing I'm afraid of is what if you can't get notifications on them.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Impossible. You'll always get notifications on the apps.

22. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

I could be wrong but I think he might specifically mean badges or whatever it's called when a little number appears directly on the icon indicating the number of notifications. Does changing the icons appearance affect that functionality?

6. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

The best? Come on, Try harder! How about Nox and Konnect Theme icon packs? Also, you don't need to install a Laucher to change the icons in Android. Use Icon Changer and replace them individually like I do.

7. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Oh, the irony. ;)

10. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

c'mon, haven't you read the article??

9. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Belle UI Icon pack for me is great and it's free :)

18. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Me too. Always loved those shapes until now

21. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Me too! And i use it with lightning launcher to get that nokia n9 experience :)

11. 300men

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Not a fan of the box or circle, super childish/iPhone esc. Try memsape on the market, super polished!

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I used minimal(#3) for quite a while, then switched to Flatro(#8) combined with holo glass theme(custom rom theme only). Best looking UX IMO.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

#6 and #7 look the best, especially with the KitKat font.

23. GTX_Ti unregistered

Yup Bro ! Even the stock kitkat icons look pretty damn good (atleast in pictures,well)

19. Michaelsalaets

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

i use Senso. In my opinion it is the best. i like everything to even and equal throughout my phone. cant stand different size and looking icons. check it out! best i have found so far

20. FakeMatt

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

My favorite is the Stark icon pack.

24. Dunexus

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

DCikonZ, 4800 wonderful icons for free. What else? play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.czarnomo​rski.theme.dcikonz&hl=fr

25. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I use a mixture of Axis, Nox, Stark, Viper and Vivid on my devices. Note 3 and N7. Each set of Icons inside each Cover on Action Launcher Pro gets it's own Icons. I love the set up and gives me a lot of freedom to use different styles.

27. fasttimes

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Flatro is a great pack. My new favorite is Pasty Icons: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.natewren​.pasty

29. fasttimes

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

The link for Pasty Icons changed: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.natewren​.pastyicons

28. rushaabh

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

i find edges icon pack most unique .. no squares and circles.. its really worth it and by my opinion best icon pack ...

30. malikmoreni

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

LUX ICONS GEM SHAPED! LUVINN play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.electree​k.lux

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