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[Tips] Mi A1 : Adaptive Icons - A sleeker way to customise your app icon shapes

2018-01-09 06:47:29
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Hello Mi Fans!
It's been a quite sometime since Android Oreo has been rolled out to Mi A1 users, being a stock android device it does retain the features directly from Google’s build.

Google has worked to improve the App icons as Materialised with Android N and with Android O a new option called Adaptive Icons is introduced which will change the supported app icons to the user selected mode.

Different android skins use their own shape of app icons which resembles their customisation, many users would love change the app icons which the OEM offers them and Android Adaptive Icon is the feature which does that by using the Android Oreo APIs (API level 26 and above)

Adaptive Icons feature is hidden by default from the general user, so please to use this feature with caution.
Tap and hold on empty space in your homescreen and select Settings

How can I enable the Adaptive Icons option :
You can easily unlock the feature by turning on the Developer Options
To enable Developer options go to Settings System About Phone Tap 7 times continuously on the build number.

After enabling the developer options tap and hold on the empty space on homescreen and select Settings to change the icon shapes.
By default circular icons are Pixel Launcher, you can change them into three other shapes ( Square , Squircle , Teardrop )

1. Default or Circle icon shape :

2. Square(d) Icons :

3. Squircle(d) Icons :

4. Teardrop shaped Icons :

Some of App icons are not changed after changing from Adaptive Icons.
App developers need to make changes to their app icons to support the feature.

I don't want to keep developer options enabled in my device, how can I use this feature?
Once you set your desired app icon style you can turn off the developer options by going to Settings System Developer Options turn them off. If you wish to change the icons again you will need to enable developer options.

Thanks to raahul_21  (MIUI Beta Tester,A1 Oreo Tester) for providing the required screenshots.

Which Icon style do you like most

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2018-01-09 06:47:29
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Awesome feature and description as well.
2018-01-09 06:53:34
Proud Mi Fan

Master Bunny

Mashu MvT | from Redmi 4


Excellent work bro
2018-01-10 12:07:35

Mi A1 O Tester

saksham809 | from Mi A1


nice information
2018-01-14 00:24:18

Mi A1 O Tester

1637376319 | from Mi A1


good feature and thanks for sharing
2018-01-14 00:28:05
Jai Hind!

Mi A1 O Tester

Kanth V | from Mi A1


excellent work
2018-01-14 00:31:48

Resource Team

Devil1572038141 | from Mi A1


nice feature & well explained thread
2018-01-14 00:39:02

Mi A1 O Tester

Dijil | from Mi A1


nice thread
2018-01-14 00:57:56

Master Bunny

HK2815 | from mobile


icon change is great feature.
2018-01-14 01:19:54

Mi FC President

DiLshad Sys | from Mi A1


great features
2018-01-14 01:23:45

MIUI Beta Tester

AamanMahi | from Mi A1


Thanks for the information
2018-01-14 02:46:14
Mi4i and Redmi Note 3 Global Beta Tester.....
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