Apple being the undisputed ruler of the gadget market is not only known for the sleek designs and outstanding camera or just because of the great hardware quality of its products but also because of the revolutionary software features and upgrades they introduce. The Icon Themer is one such addition. With Icon Themer you can now generate customized home screen icons which can launch apps without having the need to redirect. Themed home screen icons had an issue that when these icons were launched the Shortcut Apps used to get launched even before launching the original application. With iOS 14, Apple has introduced the Icon Themer that can launch the apps sans any redirecting.
With the Icon Themer now you do not need to choose an icon manually for each app and do not need to create a number of shortcuts for your icon as only one profile can work for a range of apps.
So, let’s have a covered look on all the aspects related to Icon Themer.
IS IT SAFE TO USE ICON THEMER?
Icon Themer’s profiles only have web clips. Anything other than that and you easily pass it out as fake. Do not install any random profiles if you do not have an in-depth knowledge about it all.
While reinstalling an old profile that was saved earlier, it might come up as Not Verified. Check if the certificate has expired already. A step with extra confirmation however, is all that is needed for installation of suh profiles. Moreover, a profile created with shortcuts should always show Verified.
WHAT DOES ICON THEMER DO?
After talking all about the safety now let us see what exactly does an Icon Themer do.
With the revolutionary iOS 14.3, the shortcuts that you add in your homescreen do not redirect you to the Shortcuts app. The already created profiles can be shared with friends and others or can even be reinstalled later. The Icon Themer generates configuration profiles that contain web clips to launch an app sans redirect. However, this is not applicable for the system apps that are built-in.
HOW DO I GET THEMER ICON ON SHORTCUTS?
You can always import themes with a .zip file or a .deb file. .zip files have icons directly. However, always check that no matter whichever file you choose, the filename must have the bundle ID of the said app. Choose one specific icon if there are a number of icons available for an app.
HOW DO I GET RID OF THEMER ICONS ON MY PHONE?
You can always remove the icons just like you remove any other icon on your phone. Moreover, if the entire installed profile is your issue and you want to get rid of it, go to the Settings app, launch it. Tap on General and then on Profiles. You can get rid of the profile from there.
So, this was a complete overlook on what exactly an Icon Themer is, how it works, the question of safety revolving around it and more. Moreover, apart from the in-built system apps, Icon Themer works perfectly for all other apps. However, some apps like Google Classroom, Reddit and Goodnotes 5 might create some issues.