The icon pack market is a bright and vibrant place with a huge variety of design options. No one understands better than a custom-enthusiast just how important icon packs are to take a phone’s UI look and feel to the next level. Fortunately, the kind of creativity that designers are displaying with icon design is simply amazing.
The design aside, even the commitment displayed in the artist’s efforts to release new icons and stay up-to-date is commendable. It’s important to support such crafts that celebrate individuality and add beauty to what would otherwise be a rather cold and monotonous digital existence. Since all it really takes is a simple installation process, customizing your icons using a cool icon pack is worth considering.
So if you want a custom look for your smartphone we are here to provide the help. With plenty of free icon packs out there here’s everything you need to know about icon packs and information for the best premium icon packs you can buy on Google Play Store.
Related: How to customize your Android device
What are icon packs?
Icon packs are available on the Play Store, both as free and paid apps depending on the artist and design. These packs have custom-designed icons for the apps that are commonly used on Android phones. Icon pack designers and artists design icon packs with different designs as well as themes and make them launcher-friendly so that the icon pack can be used to customize apps on one’s phone.
How to install an icon pack?
Installing icon packs is not the sort of herculean task that it’s being made out to be. You’re going to need a launcher (if you don’t have one already) and your choice of icon pack from the list we’ve shared below if you don’t have one already. We have a comprehensive guide on how to install icon packs along with individual tutorials for a comprehensive set of launchers just for you in this article: How to Apply Icon Packs on Android
Things to know before installing an icon pack
While you may be visually attracted to an icon pack, you need to keep in mind that there may be a chance that the launcher might not work if certain criteria aren’t met. So here’s what you need to know and check before installing an icon pack.
Download a launcher
Customization drives more customization and that is more or less true when it comes to icon packs. Icon packs are generally created to function with a launcher which is another deep customization tool. Once you’ve downloaded and installed an icon pack, it needs to be launched specifically from a launcher to reflect across the apps in your phone’s app drawer.
Check for compatibility
Now there is a possibility that the icon pack may not be compatible with the launcher that you’re using. Usually, icon packs will specify in their description whenever there is a compatibility issue with a specific launcher. So always make sure that you look for the Supported Launchers information on the pack’s description page.
Do icon packs drain battery?
Icon packs are fairly harmless in terms of battery drainage, it’s the launcher that can be a battery drainer. You need to check for the lightest and least battery-consuming launcher so that whenever it executes not just an icon pack, but also do other things without draining your battery. Launcher options are available that include Nova, Evie, and Apex that will enable you to customize your phone with minimal battery loss. You can check out this article to know how to change your launcher.
Related: Best FREE icon packs
Here are our best of the best picks from the Play Store for premium icon packs for your Android device, whether that be a Samsung Galaxy device, or Google Pixel, or one from Nokia, OnePlus, Huawei, Honor, LG, Google, Xiaomi, or any other OEM.
The Beeline Icon Pack by AlphaOne combines minimalism and colors in an outline design icon. The icon pack is loaded with 2200+ icons and is updated regularly. You can even add a neon glow from your launcher’s settings and customize these icons at a much deeper level. Kudos to the designer for maintaining logo recognition especially through an outline-only design. Minimalistic icons are AlphaOne’s specialty so we do recommend checking out the designer themselves.
Download: BeeLine Icon Pack ($1.09)
Göktuğ ULAŞ is another brilliant icon designer and his creation Rugos deserves a special mention for its crinkly paper effect and rustic effect. With more than 3050 icons updated so far, you don’t just get icons by also scrollable wallpapers to complement the effect of the icons.
Durgon – Icon Pack
Vertumus does some serious theme-based icon packs and Durgon is his rendition for a dark theme. Simple circular icons that retain their color against a black background are placed in complimentary wallpapers to create a stunning effect. The icon pack is also sincerely updated on a regular basis and already has a roster of 4900+ icons.
Download: Durgon- Icon Pack ($0.61)
Ciclo – Icon Pack
If you are looking for something extra besides an icon pack, then OSheden’s Ciclo – Icon Pack might just be what you need. It comes with 10 different icon skins, 24 clock widget options, and 200 wallpaper options. For someone looking for deep customization, the Ciclo icon pack might just be what they need.
Another aesthetic favorite designed by Göktuğ ULAŞ, the UltraHD 256px Icons from the Yomira pack will take your phone’s UI to the next level. The Yomira icon pack comes with 4500+ icons that are updated regularly by the creator. If you’re looking for a beautiful set of icons, then look no further than Yomira.
Dove Light: Icon Pack
The Dove Light: Icon Pack is actually a lighter version of the Dove Icon pack and actually better than its original version. It’s been designed by JustNewDesigns with a focus on keeping the icon simple and clean. The icon pack is still quite fresh with only 2500 icons so far but it’s being updated regularly.
PixBit – Pixel Icon Pack
PixBit is basically an icon love letter for 8-bit pixel and old-school Nintendo lovers with its intentionally pixelated design. The icon pack is still fresh with only 2500 icons so far, however, the level of customization offered in the form of 20 wallpapers and different color variants for the icons themselves make this icon-pack a must-try in our book.
Pandemic – Icon Pack
If you’re looking for a Pandemic-themed icon pack that won’t cost a bomb, this is the most unique and well-designed option. Vertumus’s Pandemic- Icon Pack comes with 4900+ HD icons and over 1000 QHD Wallpapers for added measure.
ONE UI Icon Pack
There is no denying how beautiful Samsung’s ONE UI looks and if you’re looking for the ONE UI icon pack or even an icon pack that is flat and good looking, then this icon pack is what you need. It’s compatible with pretty much any launcher and is currently loaded with 5600+ icons so you can rest assured about the icon’s coverage.
Ombre – Icon Pack
Strong colors, multiple layering, and a strong frame for every icon make DrumDestroyer Theme’s Ombre- Icon Pack a really unique and visually beautiful icon-pack. The designer is also very dedicated to this icon-pack in terms of the number of icons available in this design. With 4400+ icons and over 50+ wallpapers to complement the icon pack, this one is a customizer’s dream.
Outline Icons – Icon Pack
A precise outline, sharp attention to detail, and true colors make RandomVector’s Outline Icons- Icon Pack a minimalist dream. With over 7100+ icons, 32+ launcher support, and 26 high res wallpapers, this Icon Pack has got everything you need plus some useful extras for an icon pack.
Minimal O – Icon Pack
Minimal O is a minimalist style icon pack that allows you to customize app icons with a creative yet minimal look. The icon pack offers numb colored circular icons that soothing for the eyes. The complementary collection of 70 plus unique wallpapers make it a complete package to customize your phone screen.
Download: Minimal O – Icon Pack
Crayon Icon Pack
For those who like a touch of creativity, Crayon Icon Pack is an option to try. The cartoon-themed icons come with beautiful pastel colors that are fun to use and easy to recognize. The pack covers thousands of app icons so that you don’t miss it for any of your installed apps. The icons are beautifully made to give your home screen a sophisticated yet creative look.
Download: Crayon Icon Pack
Peppo Icon Pack
Peppo with a unique name it gives out a distinctive icon style too. A torn crushed paper theme with an app logo masked on the top gives a pleasant feel to these icons. Icon pack supports almost every third-party launcher on Google play and makes your app drawer much more appealing.
Download: Peppo Icon Pack ($1.49)
This one consists of icons made of colorful linear lines which are also somewhat transparent. Icons do give out a gradient color vibe and can surely light up your home screen.
The app comes with more than 2190 stunning icons with 22 high-quality wallpapers that compliment the icons in a unique way.
Download: Linebit – Icon Pack ($1.49)
Crackify is another interesting icon pack that has rounded icons but with a typical twist. All the icons have cracks on them as if they have been shattered.
Each cracked icon gives a 3D feel with slight under shadows beneath them. It has a collection of more than 3700 high-quality icons and 10 HD wallpapers matching these appealing broken icons.
Download: Crackify Pixel – Icon Pack ($0.99)
This one is for the Oreo lovers out there as the icon pack is inspired by the world-famous Oreo cookies. Icons look just like an oreo biscuit with an app logo masked on the top.
Icons have been given a 3D feel with white color in between or should we say the oreo cream!. The icon pack is supported by almost every launcher on Google play which includes icon masking.
Download: Oreo – Icon Pack ($1.49)
These icons aren’t like any other icon pack on Google play as these are in rectangular vertical form. If you are bored of all those regular looking icons then these are the one for you.
Verticons a rectangular material icon pack consists of drop shadows giving a slight 3D feel to the app drawer. These come in bright colors and also are also compliment your 18:9 ratio display.
Download: Verticons Icon Pack ($1.25)
Stealth, as the name suggests the icons come with dark and vibrant colors which easily blend in with a darker background. Each icon includes a black ring around them given a stealthy feel.
The circular icons are given a unique 3D effect which looks absolutely stunning. For the ones who like to keep their home screen dark and clean, Stealth pack is here for you with a collection of more than 2000 icons.
Download: Stealth Icon Pack ($1.99)
This one includes a collection of more than 6000 minimal icons which are really a masterpiece. Icons are mostly with a flat design and have been designed with creativity which really enhances your app drawer look.
It has a collection of more than 70 unique wallpapers which go hand in hand with the icons provided and you can even make a request of any personal icon you want them to make from the app itself.
Download: Minimalist – Icon Pack ($0.99)
Flax is exactly the opposite of verticons icon pack as these are in horizontal rectangular form. The overall theme is pretty neat and simple include flat card style icons which are of the highest quality.
It has a collection of more than 3200 icons with cloud base wallpapers, each complementing these flat icons in a unique way.
Download: Flax Icon Pack ($0.99)
This one has a collection of more than 4100 Google based manually drawn icons which give an aesthetic feel to your home screen and app drawer.
Icons give out a vintage look with slight under shadows giving it a 3D feel. Retrorika also provides a cloud base wallpaper collection which easily blends in with the provided icons.
Download: Retrorika Icon Pack ($0.99)
Well, you can relate these icons to all the round shaped elements out there, as these round ping-pong looking icons are one of the unique icon packs on Google play.
These are detailed and beautifully looking icons which have a 3D effect to them. Icons however, are limited as of currently only 1400 have been provided but you can easily request for an icon from the app itself.
Download: Wenrum Icon Pack ($0.99)
Funkong is a bit different from other regular icon packs as this one adds in its own unique special effects. It has a collection of more than 1000 icons and each of them has been designed in an efficient way.
Pack also has a collection of high-quality wallpapers which go well with the icons and works well with launchers such as Nova, Apex, Solo AWD, etc.
Download: Funkong Icon Pack ($1.49)
Linex gives out a neony themed vibe with linear outlines of icons which beautifully light up your app drawer and home screen.
There are over 2600 icons provided with high-quality wallpapers to enhance the look of these neon icons. The pack supports almost every launcher on Google plan but goes perfectly well with the Nova Launcher.
Download: LineX Icon Pack ($0.99)
From just the look of the icons, you can simply tell how much effort has been put to create this exquisite pack. Icons give out a 3D feel with long shadows and reflective edges.
Antimo has a unique style and color palette and also provides over 4200 beautifully crafted icons with 40 cloud-based wallpapers to complement each of them.
Download: Antimo Icon Pack ($0.99)
Materialistik brings in a collection of more than 4200 icons inspired by material design. Icons are a combination of dark and light colors used in an effective way and give out a 3D feel. There are over 4200 icons in the pack and 130 cloud-based wallpapers to compliment these minimal icons.
Download: Materialistik Icon Pack ($0.99)
This one contains bright colored round icons with a blend of simplicity. If you just want a simple icon pack with an attractive feel this is the one for you.
It features over 5800 icons with bright and vibrant colors and has a collection of more than 100 wallpapers which go well with the icon pack.
Download: Simplicon Icon Pack ($1.99)
Which one is your favorite premium icon pack for your Samsung or OnePlus or any other OEM’s Android device?