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How to change the icon of an Android app in Eclipse?

Posted by: admin March 10, 2020 Leave a comment


I am developing an app using Eclipse IDE Juno and Android SDK.

How do I change my app’s icon?

How to&Answers:

Go into your AndroidManifest.xml file

  • Click on the Application Tab
  • Find the Text Box Labelled “Icon”
  • Then click the “Browse” button at the end of the text box
  • Click the Button Labelled: “Create New Icon…”
  • Create your icon
  • Click Finish
  • Click “Yes to All” if you already have the icon set to something

Enjoy using a gui rather then messing with an image editor! Hope this helps!


In your AndroidManifest.xml file

        android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"  <--------
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >


Icon creation wizard

  • Select your project
  • Ctrl+n
  • Android Icon Set


Look for this on your Manifest.xml android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher" then change the ic_launcher to the name of your icon which is on your @drawable folder.


You can find an easy guide here

The step are 2:
– Copy the icon in the correct folder/folders
– Change the AndroidManifest.xml


Rob R.’s answer was definitely the way to go. I tried copying the ic_launcher.png files from another project and Eclipse still wouldn’t read them. Going through the manifest is much quicker and easier.