9 amazing apps to customize your iPhone home screen design

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Once your iPhone has updated to iOS 14 or later, you can personalize your iPhone’s home screen with widgets and custom app icons.

What is your aesthetic? Pastel tones, minimalist hand drawings or cartoon?

Let’s take a look at some popular apps to personalize your home screen and find your perfect style. We’ll explore the range of themes they offer and talk about some additional features you can expect from apps.

With over 400,000 ratings in the App Store, Widgetsmith is an extremely popular app for custom home screen icons. You don’t have to worry about being a tech expert to start unleashing your creativity, as Widgetsmith has a very user-friendly interface.

The app gives you great control over how you want to personalize your homescreen. With a large collection of customizable widgets and templates, you are sure to create the look of your home screen. You can also create your own gradient wallpaper.

Widgets can also be programmed to appear on your home screen based on rules you have predefined. You can find out more with our comprehensive guide on using Widgetsmith.

To download: Widgetsmith (Free in-app purchases available)

Loved by over 30 million users, the majority of Color Widgets themes feature flat designs and minimalist icons, helping you feel comfortable, yet fashionable with your iPhone.

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The main theme categories include Minimal, Neutral, and Gradient, but there are also more unique options like Gaming, Anime, and Pride.

If you are looking to add a splash of color to your home screen, Color Widgets has a wide selection of awesome predefined widgets for you. Explore cool options like countdown, quotes, and more.

To download: Color widgets (Free in-app purchases available)

3. Brass

Brass is a very popular app, reaching # 1 in the Graphics & Design category of the App Store in 36 countries.

Brass has hundreds of themes, such as Nature, Neon, and Anime, for you to choose from. You can find seasonal themes like fall and winter as well as festive themes like Christmas.

For the useful iPhone widgets you’ll need, like Weather and Calendar, the app has transparent options as well.

To download: Brass (Free in-app purchases available)

4. Screen kit

Another well-received app is ScreenKit. It has over 5,000 icons, 500 themes, and lots of widgets. When you launch ScreenKit for the first time, the app prompts you to choose your preferred styles and interests. It will then give you a personalized list of themes based on the options you have chosen.

ScreenKit offers classic aesthetic themes like Minimalist, Pastel, and Solid Color. However, you will also find specials like Kawaii Anime and Harry Potter if you are a fan of these shows and books.

To download: Screen Kit (Free in-app purchases available)

5. Aesthetic kit

Cool Aesthetic Kit themes include Neon, Retro, Music, and many more. You can check out themes created by other Aesthetic Kit users and vote for your favorites too. If nothing really appeals to you, you can start with a blank canvas, create your own theme, and keep sharing it with the rest of the world.

Related: How to Personalize Your iPhone’s Home Screen with Widgets and App Icons

Besides themes and widgets, the app offers aesthetic keyboard styles for you, adding yet another special touch to your personalized iPhone style. You can also get unique fonts and kaomoji from the app to complete your look.


To download: Aesthetic Kit (Free in-app purchases available)

Photo Widget is the perfect combination of simplicity and cuteness. Tired of seeing the same color themes over and over again? Make sure to explore these whimsical cartoons and inject a fun, childlike imagination into your daily life.

Casual browsing through the list of Photo Widget themes and you will see adorable animal characters eyes looking at you. They will warm your heart every time you unlock your iPhone, putting you in a good mood every time you see your home screen.

The best part of it all: Unlike the other apps on this list, Photo Widget is completely free.

To download: Photo widget (To free)

7. Themify

Themify offers custom iPhone themes that range from soft tones to ones that give your home screen a modern touch. From popular pastel shades to paintings, you’re sure to find a theme that matches your style. If you don’t want to replace the entire look of your home screen, you can choose to download only icon packs.

Besides themes and widgets, you can also get beautiful live wallpapers and still images from Themify. The app offers Ultra HD choices, which is definitely an additional and satisfying visual to have on your lock screen.

To download: Themify (Free in-app purchases available)

8. Application icons

App Icons is a simple and easy to use app for quick home screen change. From nature-inspired styles to minimalist black and white options, scroll through the app’s horizontal belt of ready-to-install themes.

The app also offers a selection of live wallpapers, categorized into categories such as Water, Cities, Fire and Landscapes.

To download: Application icons (Free in-app purchases available)

9. Icon theme

The curation of the themes of Icon Themer is mainly related to the parties, the stylistic hand designs and the solid color undertones. Most of them give a soft and calm atmosphere.

Icon Themer has fewer theme options than popular apps like Brass or ScreenKit. However, if you hate to filter through an avalanche of striking color themes just to find this simple and clean design, then Icon Themer is a good choice.

It also has a large collection of icons for you to create your own.

To download: Icon theme (Free in-app purchases available)

Easily customize your iPhone home screen

Whether you’re looking for widgets, app icons, or a complete theme makeover, these iPhone personalization apps are a fun way to showcase your personality on your home screen.

With the exception of Widgetsmith, which allows a lot of customization options, all of the other apps listed here offer a simple, one-click installation process. You just need to choose the theme you want and check that the app icons match accordingly.


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