1. crjwingman's Avatar
    I'm at a loss as to how the adaptive icons on my pixel 3 XL seem to be terrible compared to my Pixel 2 XL. See the images. For example, look at Boomerang or Countable. How do I get the icons to display their normal shape instead of that horrible circle. Neither phone has developer mode enabled and both are running Android Pie. I'm very confused as to the reason for the difference.
    Attached Thumbnails App Icons Different From Pixel 2 XL-screenshot_20181018-145219.jpg  
    10-18-2018 03:00 PM
  2. Sooks's Avatar
    I was curious as well. Its actually pretty damn annoying lol.
    10-18-2018 06:19 PM
  3. osubeavs728's Avatar
    don't think you can. And I'm actually happy they're all uniform.
    10-18-2018 06:44 PM
  4. DarkNeo's Avatar
    Seems Boomerang still hasn't been updated to an adaptive icon. Try changing the icon shape under home settings.
    10-18-2018 07:36 PM
  5. Kevin_G_Sanchez's Avatar
    With the latest Pixel Launcher, all apps will be forced to the round adaptive icon.
    radgatt likes this.
    10-18-2018 09:11 PM
  6. NMCynthia's Avatar
    Try a different Launcher, and Icon Pack of your choice. There's TONS of great Icon Packs to choose from in the Store!
    10-18-2018 11:19 PM
  7. crjwingman's Avatar
    What has me confused is that my 2 XL and my 3 XL are both running Android Pie with the native launcher. I get that Google locked down adaptive icons all the way back in 8.0 and I also get that plenty of apps have yet to adopt to that standard (ironically Google own Hangouts is one of them) but I'm at a loss to see any reason why my 2 and 3 would have different icons.
    10-18-2018 11:30 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I noticed on the 3XL compared to the 2XL that some of my icons are smaller and have white borders. it's not an issue for me or anything but I just thought it was weird and it doesn't apply to all icons. Some have the full icon
    10-19-2018 08:49 AM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Forgot to include screenshot
    Attached Thumbnails App Icons Different From Pixel 2 XL-1736.jpg  
    10-19-2018 08:49 AM
  10. klau25's Avatar
    yeah, i read somewhere that the pixel launcher will force all icon to be uniformed. the white boarder icons are developer who hasn't updated their icon to adaptive ones yet. I am actually using the pixel launcher now instead of Nova. One of the reason that kept me away for Pixel launcher was because if the app hasn't updated their icons yet, it will stay as square. made it looks very ugly. Love that they are all the same shape now.
    anon(10092459) and shamdawg like this.
    10-19-2018 09:16 AM
  11. bhatech's Avatar
    Personally I like that all icons are now of the same shape and look uniform when compared to earlier. Understand that it would have been nice if they gave you option to choose what you want.

    I guess if you prefer that unfortunately you have to switch to a different launcher like Nova where you have full control.
    anon(10092459) and shamdawg like this.
    10-19-2018 10:42 AM
  12. puch96's Avatar
    What has me confused is that my 2 XL and my 3 XL are both running Android Pie with the native launcher. I get that Google locked down adaptive icons all the way back in 8.0 and I also get that plenty of apps have yet to adopt to that standard (ironically Google own Hangouts is one of them) but I'm at a loss to see any reason why my 2 and 3 would have different icons.
    The launchers are different between Pixel 2 and 3.
    That's why they are different.
    crjwingman likes this.
    10-19-2018 11:48 AM

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