How to Change Icons Shape on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 | Stock Android 10 Launcher

This post will help you access the Android settings where you can change the icons shape on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Read on if you need help customizing your Tab S6 home screen to make the app icons look just the way you wanted.

Customizing your Tab S6 Display Features

Samsung mobile devices entrench a number of custom features that allow users to transform the default appearance of their respective devices into something that meet their demands. With these customization options, you can change the background image and home screen pages of your Samsung smartphone or tablet.

Aside from wallpapers and themes, you can also customize the icons shape on your Samsung Galaxy device. To get this done, you can use either the stock Android command or a third-party tool.

In this quick demo, I will walk you through customizing the Tab S6 app icons without using any third-party application.


And here’s how it’s done.

Easy Steps to Change Icons Shape on your Galaxy Tab S6

Time Needed : 8 minutes

Performing the following steps will result in the change on the app icons without using any third-party launchers. These steps can also be applied to other Samsung smartphones and tablets that are running on Android 10 or later versions. Actual screens and menu items however may vary based on the device model and service provider.

  1. When ready, access the Apps viewer from the Home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the display.

    On the Apps viewer, you will see different app icons or shortcut controls to preinstalled services and downloaded apps.

    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-apps viewer

  2. Tap the Settings icon to continue.

    The main settings menu will load up next.
    Here, you will see a list of all the basic and advanced features of your tablet.


    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-settings

  3. If you haven't already, you will need to enable developer mode first. To do this, tap About tablet to access the tablet's status, legal and service information. 

    This is where you can see all details about your device.

    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-about tab

  4. Tap Software information and then tap Build number 7 times consecutively or until you'll see the message that says something like developer mode is on.

    This message will appear at the bottom section of the display.

    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-build

  5. When you see that message, tap the Back key to return to the main settings menu.
    Beneath the screen, you should see Developer options.

    This denotes that you already have access to the developer options including some hidden features of your device.

    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-dev1

  6. Tap Developer options to access developer mode and modify system settings on your device.

    Make sure that the Developer mode switch is turned on or enabled.

    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-devopt

  7. Then, scroll down to the bottom section of the screen.

    Under Theming section, you will see three items including Accent color, headline/body font, and icon shape.

    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-theme

  8. Tap Icon shape.

    The Icon shape pop-up menu opens next.
    Here, you will see available shape icons with Default as the currently marked option.


    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-tapicon

  9. To change the icon shape, simply tap any of the other available options including square, teardrop, squircle and rounded rectangle.

    You will notice that the current screen reacts every time you select another icon shape.

    change icon shape galaxy tabs6-chooseicon

Tools
  • Android 10
Materials
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Once you’re done selecting your preferred icon shape, exit the developer options menu and return to the Home screen to view the changes.

If the recent change does not take effect, then you will need to reboot your tablet. After it reboots, you should see that the icon shapes on the app drawer are already changed.

Other Ways to Customize Tab S6 Display

As mentioned earlier, you can also use any third-party launchers to change icon sizes, shapes and other display aspects such as grid layouts and other home screen controls. Among the widely used tools include Nova Launcher, Apex launcher, GO Launcher, POCO Launcher and more. You can also use relevant tools to change wallpapers and themes on your device.

And that covers everything in this quick demo.

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!

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