Custom iPhone/iPod touch webclip icons


Now that the latest firmware allows users to create webclips on the home screens of their iPhones and iPod touches, many are probably disappointed by the boring, mostly white screenshot icons that are automatically generated when doing so. If you’re a site owner, the last thing you want is for readers to think twice about adding your blog to their home screen because its icon is indistinguishable from other bookmarked sites.

What you need is a custom icon. It’s so easy to do that you’ll be embarrassed you waited this long to do it. Read on for the simple three-step instructions.

To make your own webclip icon:

  1. Create a 57 x 57 image and save it as a PNG file.
  2. Name the file "apple-touch-icon.png" (without the quotes).
  3. Upload it to the main directory or root folder of your website.

That’s it!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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2 thoughts on “Custom iPhone/iPod touch webclip icons

  • Avatar of turn_self_off

    oh yay, yet another “icon” for the web…

  • Now why doesn’t that sound like genuine joy? ;-)


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