iOS 14's custom iPhone homescreen icons just got even cooler

iOS 14 icons
A custom iOS 14 icon set (Image credit: annanicolestudios on Etsy)

Most smartphone users spend an inordinate time gazing at their home screen, and many were delighted when iOS 14 provided a way for them to shake things up by changing the design of their iPhone app icons. But while this previously involved a slightly convoluted workaround using the Shortcuts app, Apple's new iOS 14.3 update just made the process a whole lot smoother. 

Before, after tapping a custom app icon, you had to wait for your iPhone to open Shortcuts, which would then open the desired app. But now, tapping the custom icon will open it it directly. It might not be the most dramatic iPhone update in years, but hey – anything that makes one of our best camera phones even slightly better is a welcome addition. 

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.