Home » Android » android – Default Settings launcher icon

android – Default Settings launcher icon

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m at a loss trying to find the default icon used for the Settings application launcher under \android-sdk\platforms\android-10\data\res\drawable-mdpi\

What name does this icon have? can I use it in my application? here it is:

  • 2.2:


  • 4.0:


How to&Answers:

If you’re looking for a “settings” button for your app, you can include the system icon in your xml using @android:drawable/ic_menu_preferences. It won’t get you the nice, colored version you included above, but makes a perfect settings icon in your menu or ActionBar.


I described way you can retrieve full resolution icon of every app installed on your phone/pad here: Getting App Icon in Android.

So all you need is find package name of this app.

It’s not as simple as retrieving standard android icon from android resources, but however it can help you.