There are lots of reasons you may want to change the icon of an app on macOS. Maybe the developer recently changed one of the icons and you don't like it as much as the old one. Perhaps you've got a great idea for a new themed appearance that you'd like to make. Whatever the reason, we can help show you the easiest way to change your icons.
Important: You can only change the icon of third-party apps, such as Google Chrome, Slack, Photoshop, etc. You cannot change the app icon for Apple-related apps, such as Messages, Calendar, Music, and Podcasts.
Whether you use a photo or a logo for a file icon or decide simply to change the color of a folder icon, you have options to make items stand out on MacOS. For other customizations, check out how to change the background on Mac.
This folder also happens to be where a whole bunch of high quality Apple and Mac hardware icons are located, which are used by System Profiler, for networking, and by iTunes, but you can copy them and use them for other purposes too if you feel like it. For example, we used one of these hardware icons in a walkthrough demonstrating how to change the Dock Finder icon.
With that said, each system icon .icns file can be modified or changed, either directly by copying over the icns file, using copy and paste much like changing most other icons on the Mac, or even by editing the .icns file directly in Preview or another image editing app.
This article shows you how to change the icon of any file or folder on your Mac. Apart from adding a bit of personal style to your desktop, there are good practical reasons why you might want to do so.
On Mac OS X, you can change the icon for almost any file on your computer. In most cases it's as simple as copy-pasting the image into the right window. If you want to alter certain special icons such as Finder, you'll need to delve a little deeper into the Apple system.
Once you have a few apps selected, go to send an iMessage and then hit the App Store icon again. Swipe left and right to change between apps or sticker packs and up and down to scroll through a particular app or sticker pack.
How to iOS 6-ify Your Lock ScreenPosted January 31st, 2016When Apple introduced iOS 7 in 2013, part of the changes included a major visual redesign. Although the new appearance is still superior to competing platforms in my opinion, a number of people still prefer the iOS 6 and earlier design. That design featured skeuomorphic effects, icons that had a 3D appearance, gradient menus and icons, and overall had a more polished and professional look.Of course, iOS does not have a user-accessible file system, and I strongly do not suggest jailbreaking, so customizing the appearance of iOS is not very feasible. However, there is a way to make your lock screen look more like the iOS 6 and earlier lock screen using a creative solution.A comparison of the lock screen, with iOS 6 on the left, and later iOS versions on the rightThis is actually fairly simple to do, and can apply to any wallpaper you wish to use. All you are doing is putting an overlay image over the wallpaper that you want to use for the lock screen. This should be done on your computer, though I suppose if you have a comparable image editing program on your mobile device, it could still work. To begin, download one of the images below. The left one is for 4-inch screens (iPhone 5-series and 5th or 6th generation iPod touch), and the right one is for 4.7 or 5.5-inch screens (iPhone 6 or 6S, including Plus models). I'll have a 3.5-inch version for the iPhone 4 and 4S soon, and possibly the iPad. Please check this link for updates. Now that you've downloaded the above image, find the image that you want to use for your wallpaper, making sure it's the same dimensions as the above image, and open it in Preview for Mac or a comparable application on your PC. Next, also open the overlay image that you just downloaded. Press Command + A (substitute control for Command on a PC) to select the entire image. Now press Command + C to copy it, and close out of the window. Go back to the Preview window where your desired wallpaper is, and press Command + V to paste the overlay image. That's it! That's all you have to do. As long as your wallpaper has the exact same dimensions as the image here, you should have a wallpaper that looks very similar to the iOS 6 lock screen. Your finished product should look something like this:A finished version, shown on an iPhone 6 running iOS 9Just save the image in Preview, and then you're ready to send it to your iOS device however you like - email, iMessage, AirDrop, etc. Once on your device, just open Photos, find the image, and select it. Tap the Share icon in the lower left, and near the bottom you should see options for "Copy," "Slideshow," and so on. Scroll to the right on this portion of the screen until you see "Use as Wallpaper," and tap on that. Tap "Set," then "Set Lock Screen," and now you're all done. You can close out of Photos, lock your device and then wake it up again to see the new wallpaper. Hope you enjoy it!Back to: Comment on this Blog Post 2b1af7f3a8