You can change the appearance of your Home screen by adjusting the wallpaper that shows behind your app icons. This gives you the option using one of the default wallpapers, or using a picture that you took yourself. This customization can really help to personalize your phone.
But this has the unfortunate side effect of sometimes making your app icons difficult to see. One way to resolve this problem is by changing the way that the app icons look. By following our tutorial below you will be able to modify the app icons so that they have a background behind them. This makes the icons stand out more, making it easier for you to locate the app that you want to use.
How to Make App Icons Stand Out More in Marshmallow
The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5, in the Android Marshmallow operating system. Completing these steps will change the way that you app icons look on your Home screen.
Step 1: Open the Apps folder.
Step 2: Choose the Settings icon.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Display option.
Step 4: Choose the Icon backgrounds option.
Step 5: Tap the circle to the left of Icons with backgrounds to select that option. You will see an example of how your app icons look with this change. You can then tap the Done button at the top-right of the screen to apply the change.
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