Launch Center Pro adds custom home screen icons to iOS via Shortcuts workaround


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Launch Center Pro can now be used to create custom iOS home screen icons, a feature that Apple hasn’t previously officially supported on its phones. The new functionality is coming with version 3.1 of Launch Center Pro, which includes a new Icon Composer that was originally designed to let you create your own “App Store quality” icons within the app. However, its developer quickly realized that it could use the Add to Home Screen feature in Apple Shortcuts to allow people to use these icons outside of the app on the iOS home screen.

To be clear, this is a really hacky way of adding the functionality, and Launch Center Pro’s developer is upfront about its limitations. For starters, the app isn’t able to make icons with transparent…

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