Set Up Theme


Swipe down to view further instruction on How To Set Up (your desired) Widgets, too!

*and otherHow To” basics




Install Icons

1 . Open Shortcuts for your iPhone or iOS device.

Click any app icons for Shortcuts on this page to open your Shortcuts app.

Extra Info 

When any of us take the initial plunge into the expansive, digital (and probably iOS) world involving anything with now–familiarized terms like “aesthetic” or what some sources will refer to as creating your own “custom Home Screen”; when it comes to any of these sort of “digital ventures” there’ll always be the potential of encountering one or two confusing stops along the way. . . like, for one example, during the Set Up Process.

Real quick, though, prior to anything custom, aesthetic (or in other words: stylish); a traditional representation of what the iOS Shortcuts System App looks like; is shown above, as it appears.

In almost all cases (if not all cases); Shortcuts is an app already programmed/preinstalled— which can usually be referred to as a System App— automatically coming with your
iPhone, iPads or some other Apple Products & Smart Devices.

Shortcuts is searchable in Apple’s App Store.

Depending on the device you’re using, as well as model, you may or may not have the ability to hide, move about, or to remove (i.e. delete) the Shortcuts app from your device or at least being displayed anywhere on your Home Screen, if you so choose.

Like any of the iOS System apps (or at least, usually & traditionally): the Shortcuts app is free. And, from my understanding, will always continue to be free, even in the event you need to re–install the app; if discovered to be uninstalled or unfound).

Shortcuts is provided as a premeditated assistant to & for your iPhone (or whatever other applicable device). Provided as, hopefully, a little recommended, handy tool; Shortcuts specifies in your iOS Smart Device/iPhone’s functionality & consists of different methods for independent alterability and/or to poke around with features that are likely with a focus most on practical function; plus organization, easier and/or different ways of accessing apps; adjustable elements or functions to better suit your viewing preferences (potentially) or with an emphasis on preferred procedures in terms of how you generally operate or how you like to navigate around your phone’s apps, features and so forth. 

The ability to put a spin on personalizations… like that of which you, or someone, might want to implement or, per the present example: to utilize as a means to “edit” or “change” how your Home Screen appears (and most specifically by changingthelook of any or all of your apps… or at least any of the apps you purposely choose to change the appearance of.

In somewhat-basic technical terms, this is called a “cover” or an “app cover”; meaning to, essentially, act as a cover (up) of the actual, or for the ‘Real App’ (in my own words… meaning to quote-end-quote “cover” or, more accurately, to change the way the “app”… meaning, the app icon… and how that tab for said app would normally look; such as when that app is directly installed straight from the App Store) . alike f

which would ordinarily be the little rounded–corner square button that would be somewhere on the backdrop of your phone/smart device & still have the same ability to click on the tab (also known as the “app icon” or referred to as sometimes just an “icon”) and have it open up the very app you intend to open.

differently, you would like to implement on your iPhone (or whatever applicable device), like for the purpose of to do certain functions Using Shortcuts is essential in order to manually set up some (or all) icons to your Home Screen.

In Short:

Knowing how to use Shortcuts & by knowing how to apply app icons (i.e. app covers) to your Screen, is important for anyone wanting to acquire a phone ‘
Theme’, like this, for example, as well as any ‘pack’ of App Icons for which you’d be likely to stumble upon at this site.






This section may be seen as an equivalent to ‘mansplaining’, with a little exception being that I’m not a man.


one of the app icons you chose— out of the likely
 several images of app icons (and for which you would’ve had to of already went & had saved to your device’s photo album*)— but if already saved to your photos, and if one of those saved images happens to be— let’s say— an aesthetic icon meant for the
Instagram app: in that case, then— and at this point in the Shortcuts Process* (for which the How To page is literally instructing you right now to “Select any app you want to add”)— but, if using the present example, you’d then be obliged to select ‘
Instagram’ as the actual app to be opened when combined with whatever specific app icon you have chosen to be used, specifically, for the Instagram app (and, again, the chosen app icon would be an image that’s already been saved to your photos…. If or, if saved in files, that’s is OK, too).

So, in even other, other words:

Once the icon you want is made visible & clickable on your Home Screen (after completing each step in Shortcuts); if the steps are done correctly, that app icon would then be connected to & would open the exact app for which it should be opening; being that it is a little app–button icon your Home Screen that you picked out.

(So, why would the correct app open by clicking on the app icon you wanted for that app? It would work because, at that point, the particular app icon you chose would’ve already been ‘programmed’ by you to do exactly that… and hence the whole purpose of these steps & the reason right now for selecting which app you want opened when attached to a particular app icon (or, i.e. app cover) that you have chosen for that app.

All in all, if you want to add an app icon to your Home Screen for the purpose of creating a different look for any of your apps…
like, for the icon for Instagram, per example: then, yes, if you’re specifically in the process of adding an app icon to your Home Screen that’s intended for Instagram; you would then, at this point in Shortcuts, select “Instagram” as the app to open. . . but otherwise, you would select the name of WHATEVER APP you’re in the process of adding to your Home Screen right now.

(And repeat with any apps & the app icons/covers you have for said apps).

Therefore, whatever kind of app icon aesthetic you’ve chosen for any particular app, the appearance of the icon you’ve chosen for your Home Screen will be an icon that actually opens the app it’s intended to open.

Of course— and just being redundant— but, of course, this step (and any of the Shortcuts steps) is not just for the popular Instagram app example; but is also the same for any & every other existing app (as it’s an app you have installed on your phone/device & is, therefore, an app accessible to you).

But, yup! Any app. Whether that be the iOS Calendar app, Google Chrome, Sephora; for the Settings app on your phone, or for an app like the iOS website builder app called On.Universe or whether it be some random gaming that only you and, like, ten other people play or download— doesn’t matter.

Whatever app(s) you have, you can choose to add an app cover (also called an app icon by many… myself included). When you use Shortcuts in this sequence, as outlined, you generate the ability to correctly open any app that you would hope to open but, through the means of a more stylish or personalized touch of using the app icons you’ve picked; for your app icons will behave like the “new” icons for your apps….

Just like it’s intended!



Set Up Widgets

This guide explains how to add widgets to your home screen. Please follow the following steps.

1 . On your Home Screen long press & hold firmly on any empty space until your apps begin to wiggle.

(Wiggle. Jiggle. Move. Show x’s in the corner of each app. Bounce around)


Get Words from an Image

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*and learn more by pressing the button link below!

1. Open the Photos application and head over to the image you wish to scan.

2. Press down and hold on to any word in the image till it’s selected. A menu will appear above it.

3. Drag the cursors around to select the words you want to copy.

4. Click on Copy to copy the text to the clipboard. Alternatively, you can click on Select All and Copy to select all the text in the image.

5. Open the application where you wish to paste the text.

6. Click and hold the text box till the dialog box appears.

7. Click on Paste to paste the text.

You can also use this method to make a call to a number. Follow the same process to highlight the number. A dialog box will show up, prompting you to make the call to that number. Similarly, if you scan a website, you can tap on it in the dialog box to visit it. If the text is in a different language:

1. Open the image and press and hold the text to select it.

2. Tap the arrow in the dialog box and click on Translate.

3. Click on Change Language and then Play to listen to the text and its translation. You can also click on Copy translation to copy it to your clipboard.

✐ How to Copy and Paste Words From a Picture in iOS