Google introduced new exciting Adaptive Icons in Android Oreo along with incredible PiP mode, Notification Dots, and few more features. It makes the apps more integrated with other manufacturers UI and changes them with very shape masks. If you have not yet installed Android 8.0 Oreo on your device, do not worry at all. You will still be able to get Android Oreo Adaptive Icons on any Android Phone with the help of Nova Launcher.

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Fortunately, the beta version of Nova launcher lets you change the app icon mask and display the variety of shapes across different models. It has five mask shapes, and you can choose a one as per your mood. You can also choose non-Adaptive icons to be mounted down in the adaptive mask. If you want to play with vivid visual effects on the app on your phone, then follow up this step-by-step guide to install Android Oreo’s Adaptive Icons on any Android Phone.

How to Get Adaptive Icons on Any Android PhoneHow to Install Android Oreo Adaptive Icons on Any Android Phone

Note: Ensure that your device is running Android Lollipop or later version.

Before moving to the steps, make sure that you have enabled “Unknown Source” (Settings Privacy Unknown Source)

Step #1. Go to Nova Launcher’s Beta Play Store page and log in with your Google Account.

Step #2. Next, tap on “BECOME A TESTER” button.

Tap on BECOME A TESTER button on AndroidStep #3. Now, tap on the “Download the Nova Launcher app on Google Play” and install it.

Tap on the Download the Nova Launcher app on Google PlayAlternately, you can also visit the official beta website of Nova Launcher page and scroll down to the latest version. There, you can download the Nova Launcher latest APK.

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Step #4. Now it’s time to enable Adaptive Icon on your Android phone without needing Android Oreo update. Open Nova Settings and tap on “Look & feel”.

Open Nova App and tap on Look & feel on AndroidStep #5. Now you need to enable the “Adaptive Icons” by tapping on the toggle and then “Adaptive Icon Shape”.

Turn On to Adaptive Icons and then Tap on Adaptive Icon Shape on AndroidStep #6. Here, you can choose the shape you would like for your favorite apps. I will go with “Teardrop”. Now go back to the home screen, you will see there all Google’s apps with “Adaptive icon effects”.

Tap on Teardrop, Now go back to screen and see Adaptive icon effectsStep #7. If you want to make all icons match in style by scaling and placing legacy icons on the background, then turn on “Mask legacy icons” by tapping on the toggle and see the result.

Turn on Mask legacy icons to make all icons match in styleYou’re done!

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