In general, you are very satisfied with your device’s Home screen and the application icons you use most often: l ‘only exception is the Instagram icon, which you just don’t like.
If, for work or for entertainment, you are a very active user of this popular social network, hiding its icon in a folder or on a secondary screen is unlikely to be an option. In fact, you should waste a lot of time every time to start the app! Is it possible that, in addition to the “Easter egg” magazines, there really isn’t another way to change the application’s logo?
In fact, a way there is and it’s also pretty simple. If you want to find out, make yourself comfortable and pay me a few minutes of attention: in this guide, in fact, I will explain how to change the Instagram logo by changing the appearance of the icon on your Android or iOS device. Furthermore, if you also want to change your personal logo on your Instagram profile, I will give you directions to do it in no time. Are you ready? All right, then we can begin.
How change Instagram logo: Android
If you have a smartphone or tablet equipped with the Android operating system, I can offer you several solutions to give the Instagram icon a more attractive appearance. Don’t worry if you’re not tech savvy – you won’t have to go through complex procedures like getting root permissions. These are really simple and it will take you a few minutes to complete them.
Icon Changer Free
The first solution to change the logo of Instagram on Android consists of creating a custom link to it thanks to a third-party application developed specifically for this purpose.
Before explaining it in detail, however, I must point out that the Instagram icon at inside the drawer will always remain the same: the personalized link, in fact, operates only on the Home screen. In addition, the application I am about to describe places – as many analogues do – a small digital mark on the icons created, to distinguish them from the originals: some users tend to find this feature unsightly or annoying, but I assure you that it is not so annoying. Having clarified these points, we can proceed.
On the Play Store and on the alternative stores for Android there are many applications that allow you to create the personalized connection you I mentioned: I suggest Icon Changer Free , a completely free app capable, regardless of the launcher in use, to change the appearance of all the icons on the Home screen in a few simple steps.
To have Icon Changer Free on your device, open the reference store (for example the Google Play Store), reach the search bar and type the name of the application. On the results page you can locate it thanks to the icon of two robots connected by a pair of circular arrows : to install it, tap the Install button. If you are reading this tutorial directly from Android, you can open the Play Store page that contains the app by clicking on the link I gave you earlier.
Once the application is installed, open it by touching its icon appear in the menu of your device. Then tap on the robot icon on the next screen, select the Application tab, at the top left, then scroll through the list of installed applications and select with a tap ‘ Instagram icon .
In the following screen, tap the Change item in the box Icon . From the pop-up menu you can select different options: Default Icons to select an icon already present on the device; Gallery , to choose an image from the gallery or Icon Packs , to choose an icon from an installed set or access other downloadable sets from the store (which I’ll tell you more about shortly).
After choosing the icon, the Decorated and Filter items allow to customize its shape and colors, while the Title box allows you to assign a new name to the link to be created. If you are not satisfied with the result, you can restore the icon to its original appearance by tapping the Change item and selecting Reset from the pop-up menu; if you are satisfied with the result, click on the OK button at the top, and then on Add to add the customized link to the Home screen.
The new icon will be placed in the first slot available on the Home screen: to assign it another position, hold down on it and drag it, scrolling the screens to its destination. If the original Instagram icon is also present on the Home screen, you can delete it by holding it down and selecting the Remove option. If that’s not possible, simply drag it to a secondary location.
Be careful, however, not to select the Delete / Uninstall item: in this way, in fact, you would delete the application from the device and the link created would be unusable!
Custom icon set
To give, not only to Instagram but to all applications on your device Android , a different look than the default, there is also another solution: download complete sets of icons ready to use.
Both on the Play Store and on the alternative stores, in fact, there are many icon packs for Android, both free and paid. To use them you just have to download them and make sure you have a compatible launcher: personally, I recommend Nova Launcher.
I recommend Nova Launcher as it is a very light launcher rich in advanced features; allows you to customize every aspect of the Android Home screen: icons, but also the style of the Dock, folders, animations and much more. It’s free, but there is also a Prime version (€ 4.50) which includes additional features, such as the ability to hide app icons and create folders in the drawer.
You can download Nova Launcher like any other app. To set it as the default launcher on your device, enter the Settings menu instead and select the App item from the latter. On the next screen, tap on the Default apps item and select the Launcher item from the list. Finally, tap Nova Launcher and confirm it as the default launcher by tapping on Edit .
At this point, tap the launcher icon to open the Nova Settings menu: scroll l ‘list up to Appearance and select it with a tap. On the next screen, click on Icon theme and select the set you want to apply from the flyout box Icon package . Alternatively, you can also manually apply individual icons by choosing them from the downloaded set while the compatible launcher is active.
As mentioned, you can download sets of ready-to-use icons from the Play Store and other Android stores as if they were common apps. If you are curious to know more about how to change application icons on Android, I refer you to my tutorial on the subject.
Changing your logo on Instagram
And if, instead , you do not want to change the Instagram icon but change your personal or company logo , to update your business profile by staying in touch with customers and making you recognizable for potential new contacts? Also in this case I think I can offer you some useful information.
First of all, if you do not yet have a logo for your business to insert on Instagram , I suggest you take a look at this guide to find out how to make one. Having it available, all you have to do is set it as your profile picture.
Start the Instagram application by tapping its icon and log in with your credentials. From the Home section of the app, reach your profile by tapping the profile image reproduced in the circle at the bottom right: on the profile page, tap the edit button, then the Change profile picture item and tap the New image of the profile in the pop-up menu.
To browse the image archives on your device, tap the down arrow , next to Gallery : then locate the logo you want to use and select it with a tap. Then resize it, fixing its position with your fingers and paying close attention to the margins. To confirm, after adding a filter if you deem it necessary, tap the arrow icon located at the top right.
That’s it! Now the logo is clearly visible as an image of your Instagram profile.
How to change Instagram logo: iPhone
The number of solutions to change the Instagram logo on iPhone is slightly lower than what we have just seen for Android; however, do not worry, even in this case I can suggest a quick and effective intervention strategy.
The simplest way to change the icon of Instagram on iOS is to use the default app Commands , creating a custom link to the application on the Home screen.
Before proceeding to create the link, however, I suggest you update the system to at least iOS 14.3: in previous versions, in fact, the operation I am about to describe significantly slows down the launch of the applications for which the custom links are created (this is because the main screen of the Commands app is first opened and then the target app of the link).
That said, to start the app Commands (if you have uninstalled it , you can download it again from the App Store), tap the icon with two overlapping colored diamonds that you find on the Home screen. To create a new command, then press the [+] button and enter the words “open the app” in the search bar proposed.
Then scroll through the list and press on the item Open the App : your choice appears on the left under the item PROGRAMMING . Now tap the Choose item and select the Instagram app from the list below: at this point, the new command is composed.
Now, to change the icon, tap the (…) button next to the New command item: in the menu a Details pop-up, tap Add to Home . Then touch the icon placed next to the words New command (in the HOME SCREEN NAME AND ICON box) and decide whether to take a photo , choose a photo from the Gallery or choose a file (e.g. an image downloaded from the Internet) via the File app: to confirm your choice, touch the Use entry located at the top right.
To complete the operation, enter the name of the command, by tapping the corresponding item next to the icon, and tap the Add option, at the top right.
At this point, the new command is displayed on the Home screen: to reposition it, hold down its icon, until it begins to “dance” and drag it wherever you like .
To hide the original Instagram icon, if you are using iOS 14 or later and therefore have at your disposal the App Library (a sort of drawer in which all the applications are automatically cataloged), hold it down and select the Remove app item first and then the Remove from Home screen item from the menu that opens. In this way, the original Instagram icon will only be visible in the App Library and not on the Home screen.
Be careful not to select the item Delete app , because removing the application from your device also the command created would be unusable!
If, on the other hand, you have an iOS version prior to 14, you can only hide the Instagram app by copying it to a folder on the Home screen.
Change your logo on Instagram
How to do it instead, you ask me , to change your personal or company logo on Instagram , instead of the app icon? The procedure, in this case, is identical to the one that must follow if you have an Android device.
First what, then log in to your Instagram account by tapping the application icon and entering your credentials. From the Home of the ap, reach your profile by tapping the little man icon at the bottom right: to edit the profile photo, then tap on the Edit button and tap the entry Change your profile picture on the next screen.
Press, finally, on Choose from library and tap the arrow pointing down to navigate in the your photo library: found the logo, select it with a tap and tap the End item to confirm. At this point, your logo is prominently displayed as a profile picture for anyone interacting with your account. More info here.
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of Aranzulla.it, one of the
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