How to Change your Instagram App Icon?

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  1. To change the Instagram app icon on an Android device, first of all, open the Instagram app and go to the profile page. Click the ‘Profile picture’ icon on the bottom right corner of the home screen and you will reach the ‘Profile page’.
  2. On the profile page, click on ‘Three Horizontal lines” in the top right to select the “Settings” option. 
  3. Open the “Settings” page and over there, you have to pull the screen down. You will pull the screen down to the middle you will see some smiley emojis coming up and then the ‘App icon’ tab will get open.
  4. Select any icon from the list and tap on it. The icon will get changed to the selected icon, that’s it.
  5. To change the Instagram app icon on an iOS device, first of all, go to ‘App Store’ and get to the Shortcuts. Open it and tap on “My Shortcuts” from the bottom left. Next, click on the “+” icon to create a new app icon. 
  6. From the opened page, tap on “Open App” and then on the next page, click on the “App” link in blue. This link will direct you to the list of apps that is on your device. 
  7. Choose “Instagram” and then, tap on the “Three blue lines” icon on the top. This will open the ‘New Shortcut’ page, where you click on the ‘Add to Home Screen’ option. 
  8. Finally, you are on the section where you will get options to customize your app icon. 
  9. Now, tap on the space given below ‘HOME SCREEN NAME AND ICON’ and change the name to ‘Instagram’, and next, tap an app icon and click on ‘Choose Photo’.
  10. Select any photo from your gallery which you want to set as an icon. You can even download an image from google and save it to a gallery. At last, click on > “Choose” to set the icon. With this, your icon will be changed.
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How to Change your Instagram app icon on Android?

Users can change the Instagram app icon on their devices whenever they want. There are multiple aesthetic icons, that the user can use and change as per his choice.

Now, let’s learn to change the Instagram app icon on Android.

Step 1: Open > Instagram, then, go to > Profile page 

To change the Instagram icon, start with updating your Instagram app. So, first of all, go to the Google Play store and check for the app update. If there is, then update it.

Next, open the Instagram app on your Android device and log in to your account. Enter your log-in credential and you will land on the ‘home page’ on your Instagram account.


On the home page, in the bottom section, you will find many options, such as home, search icon for exploring tab, reels, heart icon for notification, etc. From there, in the extreme right corner, you have to select the icon which looks like a mini version of your profile picture. That is the ‘profile icon’, click on it to go to the “Profile page”. 

Step 2: Click on > “Three Horizontal lines” and select > “Settings”

On reaching the profile page, look at the top right corner of the screen, there, you will see, the “Three Horizontal lines” icon.


Click on that icon, and a list of options will appear from the bottom of the screen. From the appeared option list, select > “Settings”. It will first on the list. Tap on it and the settings tab will get open on the screen. 


Step 3: Pull down the setting tab and select the icon

On the ‘Settings’ tab, what you have to do is, hold and pull down the screen. Hold somewhere above the search bar and pull and down till the middle of the screen. When you will start pulling down the screen, smiley emojis will appear in that space one after the other. Pull down a little and the ‘App icon’ page will get open. 

App Icon

On the ‘App icon’ page you will see many different cool, aesthetic, old app icons options. Select any one from the list. Tap on the small circle given in front of the icon and your icon will be changed. A notification will also pop on the screen after the icon is changed, tap on > OK and enjoy the new app icon on your device. 

App Icon

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How to Change your Instagram app icon on iOS?

For iOS, there is no in-app option to change the Instagram app icon. For it, there is a more interesting way to change the app icon.

Step 1: Go to > App Store > Siri Shortcuts

First of all, go to the ‘App Store’ on your device to download Siri “Shortcuts”. The Siri Shortcuts app will offer you the option to change and set the app icon as you want. Hence, on the app store, tap on the search bar and type > Siri Shortcuts, and tap on ‘Install’ to install the app on your device. The app icon has a pink-blue color two square-like symbols with a violet color background.

If already on your device, just move on to the next step.

Step 2: Open > ‘Shortcuts’ app and click on > My Shortcuts, then tap on > “+” icon

After successfully installing the ‘Shortcuts’ app, open it. On the first page, in the bottom section, you will find three options, such as My Shortcuts, Automation, and Gallery. So, from these options, you have to select the first one that is > “My Shortcuts”. It is placed in the left bottom corner of the first screen of the app. 

tap on plus icon

On the “My Shortcuts’ page, in the top right corner of the screen, you will see a plus “+” icon, “+” like this, in blue color. This is the option to create an app icon for any app. Click on that plus icon and a tab will get open where you will get the option to select the application whose icon you want to change. 

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Step 3: Select > “Open App” > “App” and choose the app > “Instagram” 

Now, on the screen, you will be seeing an option as, “Open App”, under the ‘Next action suggestion’. Select the “Open App” option, tap on it and you will reach the Open App page. Over there, just beside ‘Open’, you will get the ‘App’ link in blue. This link will direct you to the page where you will get the list of app names which is installed on your device. From the list, you have to choose the app whose icon you want to change.  

tap on App

Click on the ‘App’ link in blue, and from the appeared list, choose > “Instagram”. With this “Open App ~ Open Instagram” tab will get open.

Choose instagram app
tap on open instagram app

Here, on this, you have to click on the “Three blue lines” icon, which is given in the top right corner of that page beside the cross (x) option.  

Step 4: Click on “Add to Home Screen” and Name “Instagram”

The ‘three blue lines’ option will take you to the ‘New Shortcuts” page, where you have to click on the “Add to Home Screen” option, under the ‘Detail’ section. Click on it and the page will get open, where you can start customizing your app icon. 

Add to home
tap on blue instagram app

First of all, tap on the space below “HOME SCREEN NAME AND ICON” and type a new app name. For instance, > type “Instagram”. You can name the app whatever you want to. It is totally up to your choice. 

Step 5: Tap on the app icon > “Choose Photo” and select a photo from the gallery

After editing a name, next, tap on the app icon, and from the popped-up option list, click on > “Choose Photo”. This will open your phone’s gallery, select any photo, adjust it accordingly and click on “Choose”. And the app icon is changed. Close everything and go to the phone menu and see the new icon.

tap on choose photo

Here, you have all flexibility to choose any photo from your gallery, that you want as your app icon. You can also download an image from the web (Siri) and save it to a gallery. Then from the gallery choose a photo and set it as your app icon.

click on add button
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