How to Download App Icons From the App Store or Mac App Store on iPhone or iPad

How to Download App Icons From the App Store or Mac App Store on iPhone or iPad

Siri Shortcuts to the rescue, once again.

Good design is at the heart of everything we cover here at Beautiful Pixels. We’ve long been admirers of app icons (so long, App Icon Gallery). We often come across amazing app icons on the App Store such as the icons for Pixtiss or even Shortcuts. Downloading these icons has never been easy on iPhone or iPad, unless you know how to use Siri Shortcuts to download app icons from the App Store.

I’m about to recommend a shortcut that has a minor limitations. This shortcut will allow you to download app icons for any app that is on the App Store or on the Mac App Store. If you want to download the icons for first-party apps such as App Store itself, this shortcut won’t help because it needs the app to be listed on one of these app stores. (I know, I was hoping for an icon-ception too).

How to Download App Icons From App Store

The App Icon Downloader shortcut is your best friend if you want to download app icons. If you’re not sure how to set up and use shortcuts, please check out this post first.

  1. Download App Icon Downloader shortcut.
  2. Open the Shortcuts app, go to the My Shortcuts tab, and tap App Icon Downloader to run the shortcut.
  3. Now enter the name of the app (Hint: Try ReadKit, which has a lovely icon on the Mac App Store).
  4. Select the device — iPhone, iPad, or Mac — from the list. For ReadKit, select Mac.
  5. Tap the name of the app from the search results in the pop-up.
  6. Now you’ll see the full app icon. Tap Done on the top-left.
  7. A new pop-up will ask if you want to save the image, send it, or mask it. Tap Mask Image to convert this to an iOS-style icon with rounded corners or a circular icon. Alternatively you may save or send it.

Sounds easy, right? It absolutely is. Keep watching this space for more such useful shortcuts. We’ll be publishing more of these a few times every week.