Changing your icon shapes

You can easily change the look of icons on your Essential Phone running Android Oreo without downloading a new launcher or icon packs.

 

1
Turn on Developer mode
To begin, tap Settings_Cogwheel.png, tap System then tap About phone. Repeatedly tap Build number until you see the message: "You are now a developer."
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2
Restart your phone
Press and hold the Power button, then tap Restart.
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3
Open Home Settings
Tap and hold on an empty part of the Home screen, then tap Home Settings.
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4
Choose a shape
Tap Change icon shape, and choose one of the available shapes. Your phone will apply the shape and automatically bring you back to the Home screen.
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Selecting Use system default will change your icons back to their original shape. If an app icon doesn't change—or has a new frame around it—the developer of that app hasn't provided different shape options.