How to Change icon Shape in Moto G5 and G5s Plus?

Motorola recently rolled out Android 8.1 to Moto G5s Plus in India and other countries. After the update, app icons are in the round shape by default. Many users want to change that shape style and use something different. Here we’re showing you steps for how you can change icon shapes in your Moto G5 and G5s Plus.

First of all make sure you have updated your phone to the latest version: Android 8.1.0

Step 1

Now, come to the home screen on your phone by pressing ‘home’ button (center button among three in the bottom).

On your home screen, touch and hold the screen. Now you’ll see three options in the bottom.
Wallpaper, Widgets and Home Settings.

Home Settings on Home Screen

Tap Home Settings and you’ll see below screen. Here tap “Change icon Shape” and you’ll find more icon shapes.

  • System default
  • Square
  • Squircle
  • Circle (same as system default)
  • Tear drop

 

Changing icon shapes in Android

Here you can choose your preferred style and see how they look. You can perform the same steps whenever you want to change icon shapes.

Step 2 (perform only if ‘change icon shape’ is not available in home settings)

We realized that some users are unable to see option “Change icon shape” in home settings. We’ve found a solution for that. We tested it on a Moto G5s Plus and it worked for us.

For those who are not seeing ‘change icon shape’ option in home settings, they need to enable developer options first. It’s very easy and you can do it by following below simple steps.

  • Go to “Settings” on your phone, scrolled down to about phone and tap on it.
  • Now scroll down and you’ll find ‘build number’. Tap seven times on the build number.
  • Now, you’ll see message that developer options are enabled.

Now, you can perform step 1 as mentioned above and you’ll be able to change icon shapes.

If you have any suggestions, let us know via comments below.

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Rick
Rick
1 year ago

Didn’t work on Moto G Stylus

zalavadiya Dilip
zalavadiya Dilip
2 years ago

How Can I change Icon Shape It Is In Previous Version Orignal Icon Shape

Ali
Ali
2 years ago

The icons are all inside either a square or a circle. How can I get to see them as they were in previous versions? Where I saw the original shape of the icon (a triangle, a flower, whatever). I get very confused when icons all look the same.

Ali
Ali
2 years ago
Reply to  InsideTechno

Thank you. Yes, I saw this but I thought there was some kind of “hidden” way to get to see the original icon shape. Hope developers have this for consideration in future versions since some people like me locate apps faster in a phone by following shapes.
Thank you for your reply.

Beth
Beth
2 years ago

Hey, I just got the new G7 and tried this but didn’t get any option to change icons although I am now a developer! What I really want is to be able to use an icon pack to customize my phone.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

Thanks for the info, unfortunately the Folders on my homescreen didnt change though, they always remain as a circle.

Partha
Partha
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris

ok. just Restart the Phone. Done…

Partha
Partha
2 years ago
Reply to  InsideTechno

YES!! it worked for me..