1. AC Question's Avatar
    The icons for about half my apps are now smaller, and have a white circle around them. Seems to have been since marshmallow update. (What has me more concerned is that I can't find the answer on Google.)
    07-28-2016 05:21 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Looks like you changed launchers, maybe that's Nova Launcher? Anyways here's a blog that explains how to change your launcher. You can always change it back to default.

    How to change the default launcher in Android Lollipop | Android Central
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Is this on your homescreen or in the App Drawer? Show us a screenshot: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html
    07-28-2016 05:55 PM
  4. chamblis's Avatar
    07-29-2016 01:22 PM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    Looks like you changed launchers, maybe that's Nova Launcher? Anyways here's a blog that explains how to change your launcher. You can always change it back to default.

    How to change the default launcher in Android Lollipop | Android Central
    07-29-2016 01:27 PM
  6. chamblis's Avatar
    It is the Google Now launcher, so many others must be experiencing this.
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    07-29-2016 01:41 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    It is the Google Now launcher, so many others must be experiencing this.
    Welcome to the forums. Yeah, that's strange. Are you using any third party app like Awesome that can change individual icons?

    I'll move your thread to the Galaxy S6 forum where it'll be easier getting feedback from other owners.
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    07-29-2016 01:48 PM
  8. chamblis's Avatar
    No, no Awesome, or other. It happens even if I change themes.
    07-29-2016 10:44 PM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Weird. Do you get the same icons if you switch back to Touchwiz?
    07-29-2016 10:51 PM
  10. chamblis's Avatar
    I just googled how to switch back to touchwiz and this

    this

    says I first factory reset my phone!
    07-30-2016 12:25 PM
  11. Javier P's Avatar
    I just googled how to switch back to touchwiz and this

    this

    says I first factory reset my phone!
    Those instructions are for disabling/uninstalling Touchwiz. That's pretty radical Take a look here to switch between launchers.

    How to switch to another launcher and back again on the Samsung Galaxy S7 http://www.androidcentral.com/how-sw...sung-galaxy-s7
    07-30-2016 02:19 PM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    I just googled how to switch back to touchwiz and this

    this

    says I first factory reset my phone!
    Did anyone else tell you, that you look a little like Tom, from Myspace?
    07-30-2016 06:39 PM
  13. chamblis's Avatar
    So when I went to Touchwiz, all of the apps are normal!

    When I got back to Google Now, the circles return. Now here's something interesting. Some of the ones that had circles around them are slowly (day by day) returning to normal. That is, yesterday the phone app was in a circle, but today it has returned to normal. Others are still in circles.

    So the circles represent something.
    07-30-2016 07:15 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you tell us what that "CS Customiz..." app is? Just wondering if that has anything to do with this.
    07-30-2016 08:20 PM
  15. chamblis's Avatar
    Can you tell us what that "CS Customiz..." app is? Just wondering if that has anything to do with this.
    It is the volume controls for my hearing aids
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    07-31-2016 09:31 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ah, I see. Sorry--I was just having problems finding that on a Google search, and the way the icon looked, I wondered if it might be related.

    This is pretty weird, because Google Now Launcher doesn't allow you to customize icons. Do you have any other launchers installed?
    07-31-2016 10:14 PM
  17. chamblis's Avatar
    No other launchers installed. Now more of the apps have circles. I've changed wallpapers, themes, and still the circles. Aghhhhhh!
    08-29-2016 10:29 PM
  18. chamblis's Avatar
    I've even put all my settings back to defaults. No help
    08-29-2016 10:31 PM
  19. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Did anyone else tell you, that you look a little like Tom, from Myspace?
    Ha, yeah, an interesting choice of profile photo. Maybe Tom is new to Android, haha.
    08-30-2016 09:37 AM
  20. chamblis's Avatar
    It's the Google now launcher that's doing it. I uninstalled it and all icons returned to normal. Went back to google now launcher, they all got small again. Aggravating
    09-18-2016 10:48 PM
  21. Cobra Stang 98's Avatar
    It's the Google now launcher that's doing it. I uninstalled it and all icons returned to normal. Went back to google now launcher, they all got small again. Aggravating
    I noticed this recently also and could not find any info explaining the circles. After poking around on my phone I noticed that the app icons on my phone that were affected were recently updated. I don't know if that is the actual reason but will be checking over the next couple of days to see if the behavior is consistent but it appears to be so.
    10-25-2016 09:12 PM
  22. Cobra Stang 98's Avatar
    I have verified that as applications are updated on my phone their icons are updated and have a ring around them so this appears to be the reason for the modified icons.
    10-26-2016 11:43 PM
  23. Gabriella Arena's Avatar
    I have verified that as applications are updated on my phone their icons are updated and have a ring around them so this appears to be the reason for the modified icons.
    just discovered the same by buying a new samsung A8.... on the Nexus5 it was not happening... is there a way to remove it and have normal icons?
    02-20-2018 03:10 PM
  24. chanchan05's Avatar
    just discovered the same by buying a new samsung A8.... on the Nexus5 it was not happening... is there a way to remove it and have normal icons?
    Depends on what launcher you are using.
    02-20-2018 03:12 PM

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