When using a custom icon set for your home screen, no notification badge will be displayed. This is a limitation from Apple that actually benefits our efforts to reduce the distraction caused by those little red dots. The harmonious colors and themed styles of our icon sets will also take away the cognitive overload we usually have with regular app icons which differ greatly in color and style.
Below are some tips and initial setup to help you get started with your home screen personalization geared towards digital minimalism:
Go to “Settings > General > Software Update”, then make sure that you have iOS 14 installed or tap “Download” if you haven’t. The software update is only available on the iPhone 6S and up.
Because on iOS 14 you can find all of your apps in the App Library, you might not need as many Home Screen pages for apps. You can hide some Home Screen pages with regular apps by following these steps:
Choose from built-in widgets by Apple and installed apps by following these steps:
Besides using available widgets, you can also download various widget apps like Widgetsmith, Color Widgets, FlipClock, Motivation, Dawn, etc.
You can create one dedicated home page with all apps that still need notification badges, or activate notifications badge for App Library by following these steps:
Choose and purchase icon set from our collections that best reflects your aesthetic taste and personality. After purchase, extract the zip file and save it to your iCloud Drive or other folders that can be accessed from your iPhone (we don’t recommend downloading them to the photo library because you will lose the ability to search icon by name)
Use included wallpaper from our icon set of your choice or download from other sources like the web or wallpaper apps on the App Store.
For system apps, follow these steps:
Everytime you tap a custom icon for system apps, your phone will open Shortcuts app for a split second before the app opens. To smoothen this transition, go to “Settings > Accessibility > Motion”, then turn on “Reduce Motion”.
Even though you can set custom icons for App Store apps using the same steps as system apps, we recommend using Fancy Icon Maker because it has 2 major benefits:
Steps to add icons using Fancy Icon Maker: