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.
Turn on Developer mode
To begin, tap
, tap System then tap About phone
. Repeatedly tap Build number
until you see the message: "You are now a developer."
Restart your phone
Press and hold the Power button, then tap Restart.
Open Home Settings
Tap and hold on an empty part of the Home screen, then tap Home Settings.
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.
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.