by Andrey Azimov



Here is an instruction how you can add a custom icons to your iPhone/iPad:

  1. Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone / iPad
  2. Tap on + on the top right to add a new shortcut
  3. Tap the + Add Action button in the new shortcut
  4. Tap the 'Scripting' option
  5. Tap the 'Open App' option
  6. Choose the app you want to customise with new icon
  7. Tap on the ellipses icon in the blue circle (below 'Next' button)
  8. Tap on 'Add to Home Screen' button
  9. Add the name of the app and tap the default icon > Choose Photo
  10. Choose your icon from the Limitless icon pack
  11. Tap 'Add' on the top right of your screen
  12. Your new app icon will be added to your device.

I know this feels like a lot of steps but it's very easy to run through this in a few seconds.

Also when opened, it will first redirect to Shortcuts app and then open the actual configured app. There is no way to get around this in iOS at the moment. But yeah the interface does look different and fun.


  • App shortcuts briefly open the shortcuts app first (UPD: In iOS 14.3 Beta 2 this will be removed)
  • There's no notification badges on shortcut apps
  • You have to manually set each icon shortcut

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