Add Custom Home Screen Icons On Your iPhone and iPod Touch! [Guide]

One of the greatest advantages to jailbreaking has been, and likely always will be, the ability to set themes via Winterboard. But, what if you could assign custom icons to your web apps without even jailbreaking? Thanks to madebysquad, you can. Here’s a simple guide to easily customizing your home page bookmarks:

These steps are also available on the original website, which you will need to have open for this to work.

Step 1: Drag the Green Bookmarklet icon to your desktop Safari bookmarks bar.


Step 2: Sync your MAC / PC and iPhone/iPod with iTunes. Make sure “sync Safari bookmarks” is checked!


Step 3: On your iPhone/iPod, go to a page in mobile Safari that you’d like a custom home screen icon for.

Step 4: Find and select the synced bookmarklet in your Bookmark menu.


Step 5: Enter the URL where your custom icon exists. You will need to have the icon hosted online in order to use it.


Step 6: Click the + icon on your mobile Safari bottom menu.

Step 7: Select “Add to Home Screen”.

Step 8: Preview your custom home screen icon.

Ste Add Custom Home Screen Icons On Your iPhone and iPod Touch! [Guide] p 9: Click “Add” to put it on your home screen.

If you need a url to test with, you can use to make sure this method works. You should now have a custom icon for your web app/bookmark.

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I am a technology enthusiast who's first major computer experience was with hacking the Sony PSP. I am an Apple Dev, and I'm currently studying Computer Programming and 3D Animation.

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