How to change the size of the icons on an Android mobile

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If you think that the icons on the home screen of your mobile are too large or too small, you can easily change their size regardless of the brand or model of mobile you use.

After all, Android is a platform famous for its customizability, and changing the size of the icons is just one of the most basic ways to personalize your mobile. In this guide, we explain how to do it step by step.

How to change the size of the icons on an Android mobile

You can change the size of your mobile icons easily.

How to resize icons on Android

By default, Android has offered the ability to change the size of the icons for several years now. This function is available in any version of the system from Android 8 Oreo, so you can use it if your mobile is updated to Android 9 or Android 10.

To make the icons bigger or smaller on your Android mobile, these are the steps you must follow:

  1. Open the System Settings application and go to the “Display” section.
  2. Tap the “Screen Zoom” or “Screen Size” option.
  3. Move the slider to the right to make the icons bigger or to the left if you want to make them smaller.

Keep in mind that, in addition to the icons, this option will also change the size of the rest of the elements on the screen.

On “stock” Android, the option to individually resize icons is not offered. However, if you have a mobile from a brand like Samsung, Xiaomi, or Huawei, you can modify the icons to make them bigger or smaller.

How to change the size of the icons on Xiaomi phones

These are thHow to change the size of the icons on Xiaomi phonese steps to change the size of the icons in MIUI.

To make the icons bigger or smaller on your Xiaomi mobile, the steps to follow are simple.

  1. Hold down with your finger on a free space in the launcher.
  2. When the menu opens, click on “More”.
  3. Once you are in the Home Screen settings, click on Icon size.
  4. Select the size in which you want the launcher icons to be displayed. You just have to carry out this process:

That is all. In our guide to change the size of the icons in MIUI, we explain in more detail what you should do in case this option is not available on your mobile.

How to change the size of the icons on Huawei phones

EMUI’s native launcher, the Huawei mobile software, does not offer the option to change the size of the icons on the home screen.

Therefore, to make them larger or smaller, you must resort to the native function of the system and change the size of all the elements on the screen. To do this, you must follow the steps that we have discussed before:

  1. Open the Settings application and tap on the “Display” section.
  2. Choose the option “Screen size.”
  3. Select the size you want the items on the screen to be.

How to change the size of the icons on Samsung mobiles

Samsung is another brand that, although it does not include the option to choose the exact size of the icons, does allow you to change their size through the launcher.

Therefore, if you have a Samsung Galaxy mobile, making the icons smaller or larger is as easy as following these steps:

  1. Hold down with your finger on a free space in the launcher.
  2. When the menu opens, tap “Home screen settings”.
  3. Tap on “Home screen grid” or “App grid”, depending on the icons whose size you want to change.
  4. Choose a grid with more icons if you want them to be smaller or one with fewer icons to make them bigger.

How to change the size of the icons on Samsung mobiles

Change the size of the icons on any mobile with a third-party launcher

We have already seen how to change the size of the icons on the mobiles of the main brands. But, if you still want to have even greater control over the dimensions of your mobile icons, your best option is to install a third-party launcher.

For example, we have chosen Nova Launcher for being the most famous app of all those in its category. However, the steps to change the size of the icons will be similar in most launchers.

With Nova Launcher installed on your mobile, the steps to follow to make the icons bigger or smaller are the following:

  1. Hold down with your finger on a free space in the launcher.
  2. When the menu opens, press “Settings”.
  3. Tap on the “Appearance” section and access the icon settings.
  4. Move the slider to choose the exact size of the icons.

These are all the ways to change the size of the icons on Android, regardless of the make and model of your mobile.