Does this require Jailbreaking?
Absolutely not! We're happy to offer Styling without any modifications to your iPhone.
What is this tool?
This suite of services allows you to make a mockup of a homescreen design. Then it will collect all the resources you used and prepare a step-by-step guide to apply them to achieve this look. Currently it's impossible to have a 1-click theme for iPhones, but this is the next best thing!
Is this legal and safe?
Yes, unlike jailbreaking which can void your warranty, this method uses what Apple made available in the most recent version of iOS 14. There is no risk to your iPhone using this method. Check #27 if you're concerned about using Profiles.
Is this tool free?
Yes. We've always made free open source projects. All the basic functions are available for free. However, in recent difficult times, we are asking for a small donation to remove ads and enable extra features.
How exactly does this work?
We made a homescreen replica and editor where you can apply various customization resources. When you use it, you can arrange the icons and widgets exactly how you like them, and apply different styles to them. When you're done, our service generates a package and instructions specificaly tailored to your customizations. This package is a simple ZIP file with icons, wallpapers and instructions.
Does it work on my iPhone?
At this time, we offer support for the various iPhones:
- iPhone 12, 12 Mini and 12 Pro
- iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS and XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
Note: Your iPhone software needs to be at least iOS 14
How can I check my iOS version?
Go to Settings > General > About. See "Software Version". If it's 14.0 or higher, great!
Is it difficult to use?
We made the Editor super easy and intuitive to use. However, because Apple didn't make it easy customizing your homescreen to such a high degree, some assembly is required. Think of it as following an IKEA manual, we've made it easy!
Please also check out our Tutorial Videos
Do I need any apps for this to work?
At this time, you really only need Apple Shortcuts
(for custom Icons) and Widgetsmith
(for custom Widgets). Both of these are free on the App Store (Shortcuts typically already comes with your iPhone)
It's recommended you install them before you start.
What does BETA mean?
We've been building this service since July 2020, and while we think this version is pretty good, it's in constant state of improvement. We're continiously adding new features, therefore you may experience some bugs. Feel free to report any bugs you encounter on the site. We'd be happy to give you a PRO key if you discover an unknown bug :)
Can I use my custom icons?
There's an ability to add a custom PNG in the Editor as an icon. You'll have to do it one by one. Later we plan to allow the ability to import icon packs.
Where do I get more icons?
There are quite a few icon packs available. You can search on google for "iPhone icon packs" to get some.
How do I apply the theme?
When you download or otherwise generate a Style, you'll be provided with specialized instructions specifically for your Device.
How can I remove the custom icons and theme?
It's easy to remove all custom icons - just tap and hold, and then delete them by pressing the X icon! Same thing for the Widgets. And finally, you can always change the wallpaper back to what you had before. Removing the Profile will also remove all custom icons.
Can I use the editor directly on my iPhone?
Yes, you can create themes directly on the iPhone or iPad. In fact, it's convenient as you'll get the ZIP file where you need it. That being said, the Mobile editor is not nearly as polished at the moment, and creating a theme may be more tedious. We recommend using the Desktop or iPad versions and then sending the ZIP file to your iPhone.
Is this available on the iPad?
At the moment, the iPad version is in development. Stay tuned!
Can I use this on my mac / PC / Android?
The initial idea behind ScreenStyler was in fact to customize the Desktop. Our team is working hard on building it for mac and PC, but because it's much more complex it will take some time.
Note: We have no plans to offer ScreenStyler on Android, as it already has many customization tools and launchers.
Why should I login or register on the site?
You'll be able to save and transfer your Styles across computers, as well as submit them into the public gallery soon!
How can I submit my theme?
At the moment, we are still working on public galleries. You can already submit your themes by pressing "Save", however they will not be publically visible yet. If you'd like them to be later, make sure to check "Public" in the Skin Info box.
Which features are available in the Donation / PRO version?
To reward individuals who contributed to the development of this project, including those who Donated / purchased the PRO version, we offer the following:
- Ad-free Version
- Custom Widget PNGs
- Blank Icons (Spacers)
- Extra Icon Packs
- PRO Gradient Presets
- Earlier access to new features
- Profile page customization
- PRO Badge
We appreciate all contributions, as we're building this service in our free time and paying for its hosting and upkeep.
I donated, but I haven't received any info.
Please email us.
We'll get it sorted!
Which eastereggs are in this project?
We love eastereggs, so we included some in this project.
If you can find one, email us.
and we'll give you the PRO key :).
Hint: Try finding out Tyler's (our mascot's) last name.
Why can I put a widget in the middle of the screen?
Of course it's not possible to do that on the iPhone, however we're still working on our editor, and we plan to prevent such a configuration. It's a bit trickier than it seems initially.
How do I customize other pages?
At the moment we feel that offering just one page of customization is sufficient, as the instructions can be quite long for more pages. Eventually we plan to add several homescreens.
Can I get involved in this project?
We're looking for designers, developers, and otherwise people enthusiastic about customization!
Reach out to us on our Discord
group, via Twitter
or by email us.
When I open a custom Shortcut, the Shortcuts app opens briefly for default apps
Unfortunately, that's the price you have to pay for now, to have custom icons...
Fortunately, on most iPhones it happens so quick you barely even notice it, and it only happens to Apple's apps (as they don't have a tidy launch scheme)Here's how to speed up the load time, making the transition practically invisible
- First open Settings
- Go down to Accessibility
- Find "Motion" section under Vision
- Enable on Reduce Motion
This will make the action smoother and potentially save battery life as well, as complicated animations will be disabled.
Can the Profiles make my iPhone less safe?
Don't worry! The only thing our profiles can do is add icons to your Homescreen. They have no other features or capacity, and therefore are perfectly safe. If you're in doubt about their safety, we'd like to invite you to take a look at the source code for our method on GitHub
. If you're a developer, we'd be happy with any improvement suggestions also :)
Can I design a theme for an iPhone that's not the X?
Yes, press the Menu icon on the top left and change your Device Type.
I don't see the App I want to customize in the Icons List
At launch, we decided to offer 100 of the most common applications. Unfortunately, the launch schemes for other apps are not yet known, but we're working on expanding the list and having most apps there. Are you technically minded? Help us by contributing to our repo.
¯\(°_o)/¯ Didn't find what you're looking for? Contact ScreenStyler Support