How to Change Icon Display

Have you recently formatted your PC and want to know how to restore desktop icons display? Have you reset your smartphone to factory settings and want to know how to change the arrangement of the icons on the home screen? If these are just some of the questions you are asking yourself, know that you have come to the right place!

In fact, in today's guide, I'll show you how to change icon display on your PC, so you can easily consult the files contained in a folder or on the desktop, as well as making them easier to find and view all the details without wasting too much time. In addition, I will also address the topic for smartphones and tablets, in order to explain how to change the display of icons on mobile devices.

Having said that, if you can't wait to start reading this guide, I suggest you sit down comfortably and pay the utmost attention to the procedures that I will show you. I'm sure by the end of reading you will be able to customize the display of the icons in a way that reflects your needs. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read!

How to Change Display of Icons on PC

Do you want change the display of icons on PC? In this case, know that you can easily act on both Windows that of MacOS and change the way icons appear on the desktop and in folders.

Change Icon View on Windows 10

If you have a computer with an operating system Windows 10, know that you can change the display of icons easily, whether you want to do this for the icons found on the desktop, and for those within the screen File Explorer. So let's see together how to perform this procedure.

If you want to change the display of icons on the desktop In Windows 10, first, right-click in a place on the latter where there are no files or icons. In the context menu that is shown to you, then select the item View, to access the display options.

At this point, you can choose whether the icons should be great, medium o small and if you want them to be arranged on a grid or if you want to place them freely on the desktop (by selecting or deselecting the option Align icons to grid). Also, you can select the item Arrange icons automatically, so that these are arranged occupying all the empty spaces of the grid on the desktop.

Disabling the voice Show desktop iconsinstead, you will make sure that all icons on the desktop are no longer displayed. Always in the previous contextual menu, by selecting the item Order for, you can instead decide how the icons and files on the desktop should be ordered: by name, size, file type or for last edit.

If, on the other hand, you want to change the display of the icons inside theFile Explorer Windows, start the latter by opening a folder or selecting the appropriate icon on the taskbar, and click with the right mouse button anywhere on the screen where there are no elements.

In the context menu you see, then select the item View, to determine how icons should be shown in File Explorer: you can choose to display icons in different sizes (Very big, Great, Averages e Small), in mode Panes, Content, List or listed with details (Details).

Also, you can decide to organize the icons and files by choosing the sort order (Sort by) or grouping (Group by). In these cases, you can choose how the icons are organized by name, size, file type or for last edit.

All the options for displaying icons in File Explorer are accessible, always in the same screen, through the tab View placed at the top. Also, know that the procedures I described above you can also put them into practice on previous versions of Windows: practically nothing changes.

Change Icon View on Mac

If you own a Poppy, you can easily change the display and arrangement of the icons easily, via the panel Vista. This tool can be booster on both Desk of macOS than in the Finder, using the combination cmd + j.

Alternatively, you can simply right-click anywhere on the screen where there is no element and choose the item Show View options give the menu answer.

Once this is done, in the new screen that is shown to you, you can choose the size of the icons, using the lever under the appropriate wording. You can also choose the spacing between the icons in the grid by interacting on the parameter Grid spacing.

You can also decide whether to group icons by type or by date (Stack) or sort files (Sort by) based on name, To typology, To date or alle dimensions of files. You can also choose whether to align the files to the grid or to position them freely on the screen, respectively by activating or deactivating the item Align to grid.

How to Change the Display of Icons on Smartphones and Tablets

Do you want change the display of icons on your smartphone or tablet? If so, know that this is only possible in some cases. In the next chapters you will find everything you need to better understand this topic.

Change Icon View on Android

Possiedi one smartphone or tablet Android? In this case, know that you can act to change the arrangement of the app icons on the home screen, by changing how they should be displayed.

After starting the panel Settings of Android, whose icon is present on the home screen or in the app drawer, select the items Home screen and Wallpapers> Home screen style. At this point, choose whether to show app icons on the Home screen (Standard) or in the drawer panel (Drawer).

Reaching, instead, the voices Home screen and Wallpapers> Home screen settings, you can change the icon layout grid (layout) or decide if these should be inserted in order without leaving any free space (Automatic alignment).

In addition to the procedures that I have indicated in the previous paragraphs (which may vary from device to device), know that you can also modify the shape or graphics of the icons using launcher alternative. The latter allow you to change the Android interface on the Home screen, so that it can, in most cases, be fully customizable.

In this regard, what I advise you to do is to carefully read what I suggest in my guide on the best launchers for Android.

Alternatively, you can also change the display of your document icons in the file management. Not all of these types of apps allow you to perform the operation in question, but you can certainly easily act on Google Files, which I told you about in some of my guides, such as the one on how to clean your phone from unnecessary files.

Change Icon Display on IOS / IPadOS

Su iPhone e iPad there are not huge possibilities of customization regarding the icons. Some apps, such as Telegram, allow you to choose from various icons directly in their settings, but there is no way to change their size. If you want, to have 100% customized icons (only in appearance, however, not in size), you could create a command in the default Commands app, assign it the icon of your choice, configure in it the only action to open an app and add it to the Home screen; however, I do not recommend doing it as it would unnecessarily slow down a simple action such as launching an app.

Instead, you can change the way icons are displayed inside File Manager. For example, if you use the app Fillet, in its main screen you can change the display of the icons by pressing on the appropriate view icon in the upper right corner. This way, you can arrange to show them in mode Icons or in that List.