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Here’s how to change the icon size on your Android phone



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Android is all about customization, but many devices still have fixed icon sizes. If the size can be changed, the option is usually hidden in an unknown place in your settings. Maybe you want them bigger so you can see them better, or maybe you prefer to make them smaller to fit better on the screen.

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We show you how to do this. Most of you will have to download third party launchers to get this done. Either way, you can always make Android look the way you want; icons are no exception.


Change icon size on Android – Third Party Launchers

customization apps for changing icon size on Android

Numerous third-party launchers allow you to change icon sizes, grid layouts and more. Here are a few launchers we recommend for those who want more control over their icons (and user interface, in general).

Google used to have its own launcher for standard Android devices called Google Now Launcher. However, the company shut down that launcher in May 2018.


Change icon size on Android – Samsung phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 apps launcher

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If you have a Samsung Android smartphone, it comes with its own One UI, which is now up to version 3.1 on the Galaxy S21 series, and 3.0 for some recent Samsung phones. This allows those phones, among other things, to change their icon size without the use of a third party launcher. To make that change on your Samsung phone, just touch and hold an empty space on the home screen, then tap the home screen settings icon. You should see two selections Home Screen Grid and Apps Screen Grid.

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Tapping on any of these choices should bring up some choices to change the ratio of apps on your phone’s home screen and apps screen, which also changes the size of those apps. Depending on the phone you own, the home screen grid choices can be 4 × 5, 4 × 6, 5 × 5, and 5 × 6, while the app’s grid ratio choices can be 4 × 4, 4 × 6, 5 × 5, and 5 × 6


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These are just a few ways to change the icon size on your Android phone. We will add more ways to change icon size as we learn about it.


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