When I first upgraded my iPhone 5 to iOS 7, it felt like a drastic change. For the first few hours, it felt like I had a completely different phone. I like the new iOS 7 icons, but I know a lot of people who don’t. They are definitely different, and if you don’t like them, you can change them back. Yep, you can revert your iOS 7 icons back to the iOS 6 icons without downgrading your phone back to iOS 6 or jailbreaking it.
Another thing you may not realize is that you can replace many of your iOS 7 icons with custom images of your own (instead of reverting them back to the iOS 6 icons). If you want to go back to the iOS 6 icons, you can just watch the 4 minute tutorial video below. It’s not hard, you just have to know what you’re doing.
If you want to replace your iOS 7 icons with custom images, you can click over on this WonderHowTo link to get the complete tutorial with pictures. There is something about the idea of using images from the camera roll as icons that seems fun to me. It’s a much more creative way to personalize an iPhone than just getting a new case.
You don’t have to use camera roll pics though. You can also choose a web image if you’d prefer. It’s your choice of course. Hopefully this will really help you or someone you know who doesn’t like the new iOS 7 icons. Like I said, I really like the new icons (which are based on the golden ratio grid). They look modern and sophisticated to me, but not everyone feels the same way. Thank goodness there is an easy way to change them.
Revert Your iOS 7 Icons Back To The iOS 6 Design
(or customize them)