How to Remove Frames From App Icons on Galaxy Devices

If you dislike icons with frames (squircle or another shape), you can switch back to old-school design without frames (works on older devices – Android 6, 7). I don’t know whether it is possible on LG, HTC, Asus, Huawei, etc, but you can do this on many modern Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. The screenshots taken on Samsung Galaxy S10, S7 and Tab A6 (2016) SM-T585. Note, that this setting affect only a part of icons, because some of them already have drawn frames and don’t change no matter which option you choose. icon frames Android 7 Samsung Galaxy

Android 10

Screenshots from Galaxy S10 with OneUI 2.

There is no such option in OneUI, however, you can change the shape in the Developer options.

  1. Go to “Settings”
  2. Type ‘icon shape’ in the search field
  3. Tap the result: icon shape OneUI 2
  4. Pick the option to your liking: change icon shape OneUI 2 Galaxy S

Android 8

Screenshots from Galaxy S7.

  1. Open “Settings”.
  2. Select “Display”.
  3. Dive into “Icons Frames”.
  4. Select the option to your liking: icon frames options Galaxy S7 Android 8

Android 7

Screenshots from Tab A6.

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. Head to “Display“.
  3. Go to “Icon Frames“: icons frames settings
  4. Select “Icons only“.
  5. Tap “Done“: icons only - no frames

That’s it! No more frames (where it’s possible to remove them).

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