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  • The dimensions of the icons for each generalized screen density
  • Update an Icon Using Image Asset Studio

Changing the icons for your apps is a great way to personalize your Android phone. This icon can be modified according to your application requirements. Below image displays icons of different applications.

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Depending on the Android devices screen resolution and density, you will have to create icons for each dimension. Moreover, Android Studio provides us with a tool called Image Asset Studio which simplifies the task of creating icons for all screen densities.

If you choose the traditional method, here are the sizes for which you need to create the launcher icon:


The dimensions of the icons for each generalized screen density

IconsScreen Density
LDPI36 x 36
MDPI48 x 48
TVDPI64 x 64
HDPI72 x 72
XHDPI96 x 96
XXHDPI144 x 144
XXXHDPI192 x 192
WEB512 x 512

Update an Icon Using Image Asset Studio

Step 1: To start Image Asset Studio, goto File -> New -> Image Asset

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Step 2: As per your requirement, you may now create an Adaptive Launcher Icon or Legacy only Launcher Icon.

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Step 3: Select the path for icon image

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Step 4: Preview your icons

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Step 5: We now have the icon for our new launcher in all the respective folders.

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Step 6: To make sure our app knows to use the new icon, update the AndroidManifest file.

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