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AlternativeIcon

Since iOS 10.3, it is possible to change the application's icon programmatically. This repository contains simple application demo it.

Screenshot

Demo

Requirements

  • Xcode 8.3 or higher.
  • iOS 10.3 or higher.

How to build.

  1. Install cocoapods (if needed) .
  2. Clone this project.
  3. Redirect to /Project directory.
  4. pod install.
  5. Open AlternativeIconExample.xcworkspace with Xcode.
  6. Build and run on your device or simulator.

Alternate icon, step by step

  • Import your alternative icon files to project file.

    • IMPORTANT I don't know why, but it doesn't support .xcassets.
  • Open your project's Info.plist file.

     <key>CFBundleIcons</key>
     	<dict>
     		<key>CFBundleAlternateIcons</key>
     		<dict>
     			<key>{alternate-icon-key}</key>
     			<dict>
     				<key>CFBundleIconFiles</key>
     				<array>
     					<string>{alternate-icon-file-name}</string>
     				</array>
     				<key>UIPrerenderedIcon</key>
     				<false/>
     			</dict>
     		</dict>
     		<key>CFBundlePrimaryIcon</key>
     		<dict>
     			<key>CFBundleIconFiles</key>
     			<array>
     				<string>{primary-icon-file-name}</string>
     			</array>
     			<key>UIPrerenderedIcon</key>
     			<false/>
     		</dict>
     	</dict>
    
  • Write some code to set alternative icon.

     UIApplication.shared.setAlternateIconName("alternative-icon-key") { error in
     	// Handle error or do something.
     }
    

Before submit to App Store.

  • The icon must to be user-choosable.
  • The icon must to be related to your app.
  • Click here to show more details.

Used libraries.

License

AlternativeIcon-Example is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


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