Appcon Lets You Customize iOS Home Screen App Icons With Photos From Camera Roll

One of the wonderful things about iPhone ownership – or any smartphone running on any platform for that matter – is the availability of all types of high-quality apps from the App Store. However, none of that availability helps you in tweaking or altering the iOS user-interface design, or for that matter change something as simple as app icons.

Well now, if you happen to be jailbroken, there’s a tweak that at least lets you change the app icon with any photo from Camera Roll with minimal fuss. It’s called Appcon, and is available right now.

We’ve seen plenty of jailbreak themes and app icon masks in the past that have allowed device owners to theme an app icon, or replace it altogether with a design put in place by the theme creator. That’s all well and good, but those iPhone and iPad owners are still kneeling at the mercy of that individual’s vision for how the icon for an app should look.

Things are a little different with Appcon thanks to the fact that users are afforded with the ability to change the icon to one of their own images as chosen directly from their own Camera Roll on the device.

The idea and application of Appcon is actually quite simple; simply place the apps in wiggle or edit mode by tapping and holding on the app icon. Tapping on the wiggling icon will then allow either an image URL to be provided, or a photo to be chosen directly from the Camera Roll, which in turn will replace the existing app icon.

Users also get the ability to rotate and crop the image to ensure that it perfectly meets their needs. Additional functionality includes being able to instantly apply a change of image to all currently visible icons, or even all icons sitting within folders.

One of the great things about Appcon is that it is also free of dependencies, meaning that users don’t need to be using WinterBoard, Anemone, or any other theming platforms to get the benefit of the Appcon experience.

Compatible with iOS 10, you can download Appcon for $1.99 from the BigBoss repo in Cydia.

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