How to change the status bar icons on your Google Pixel «Android :: Gadget hacks

Android’s status bar is always present. It sits at the top of almost any screen in any app, making it the most important part of your Pixel’s theme. So it makes sense that Google gives you a way to change the icons it uses.

Not only can you change the status bar icons, but you can also change your system’s font, choose a custom accent color, and even change the shape of your home screen icons. But for the sake of this guide, I’m going to tell you how to change only the status bar icons.

Step 1: Find the “Styles and Wallpapers” menu

First, open the Settings app from your app drawer. Here, select “View” near the top, then choose “Styles and Wallpapers”. On the next screen, make sure that the Style the tab is selected.

Step 2: Create a Custom Style

Now press the “+“on the” Custom “card. You may need to scroll horizontally to find this option, depending on your pixel model.

You will now learn how to create a custom style. Assuming you only want to change the status bar icons, leave everything selected as is and just hit “Next” on the Choose the font filter.

The next screen is the fun part. Scroll horizontally to choose a different set of status bar icons. The area in the middle of the screen will show you what most of the icons you might have in your status bar will look like with the icon set selected. Choose the one you like and hit “Next”.

Again, assuming you just want to change the status bar icons and nothing else, hit “Next” on the Choose color and Choose the shape screens without changing anything, then give your style a name (optional) and press “Apply” on the final screen.

Not only does this change the smaller indicator icons in the upper right corner of your status bar, it also changes the icons on the Quick Settings menu to match.

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