App Icon Size and Best Practices for iPhone and Android

App icons give us the first impression and therefore every app needs a beautiful and memorable icon that attracts attention in the App Store. However, no matter how impressive your icon is, it has first to meet the technical requirements and size standard posed by Apple, Google, Huawei and more.

In this article, I will walk you through the app icon size standard used for Apple App Store, Google Play and Huawei App Gallery.

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Related: App Screenshot Sizes for App Store & Google Play (2022)

Requirements for Apple App Store Icon Sizes

Apple provides detailed descriptions of what it expects from a right mobile icon from size to the overall user experience. Below you will find app store icon size requirements.

App Icon Sizes

Provide different sized icons for different devices. Make sure that your app icon looks great on all the devices you support.

Device or contextIcon size
iPhone180px × 180px (60pt × 60pt @3x)
120px × 120px (60pt × 60pt @2x)
iPad Pro167px × 167px (83.5pt × 83.5pt @2x)
iPad, iPad mini152px × 152px (76pt × 76pt @2x)
App Store1024px × 1024px (1024pt × 1024pt @1x)
App Store Small Icon

⚠️ Every app should also provide a small icon that iOS can display when the app name matches a term in a Spotlight search. Additionally, apps with settings should provide a small icon to display in the built-in Settings app, and apps that support notifications should provide a small icon to display in notifications. All icons should clearly identify your app—ideally, they should match your app icon. 

DeviceSpotlight icon size
iPhone120px × 120px (40pt × 40pt @3x)
80px × 80px (40pt × 40pt @2x)
iPad Pro, iPad, iPad mini80px × 80px (40pt × 40pt @2x)
Device Settings icon size
iPhone87px × 87px (29pt × 29pt @3x)
58px × 58px (29pt × 29pt @2x)
iPad Pro, iPad, iPad mini58px × 58px (29pt × 29pt @2x)
DeviceNotification icon size
iPhone60px × 60px (20pt × 20pt @3x)
40px × 40px (20pt × 20pt @2x)
iPad Pro, iPad, iPad mini40px × 40px (20pt × 20pt @2x)

App Icon Attributes

All app icons should adhere to the following specifications.

AttributeValue
FormatPNG
Color spaceDisplay P3 (wide-gamut color), sRGB (color), or Gray Gamma 2.2 (grayscale). See Color Management.
LayersFlattened with no transparency
ResolutionVaries. See Image Size and Resolution.
ShapeSquare with no rounded corners

Requirements for Google Play Icon Sizes

Here’s the guidelines you should follow when creating assets for your app’s listing on Google Play.

Google Play Icon Size

  • Final size: 512px x 512px
  • Format: 32-bit PNG
  • Color space: sRGB
  • Max file size: 1024KB
  • Shape: Full square – Google Play dynamically handles masking. Radius will be equivalent to 20% of icon size.
  • Shadow: None – Google Play dynamically handles shadows. See ‘Shadows’ section below on including shadows within your artwork.

⚠️Tips: Don’t use badges or text that suggest store ranking, price or Google Play categories (such as “top”, “new”, or “sale”) on your icon.

Android Launcher Icon Size

DensitysizeLocation (under res)RatioScreenMargin
XXXHDPI192×192mipmap-xxxhdpi4640 DPI12 to 16 pixels
XXHDPI144×144mipmap-xxhdpi3480 DPI8 to 12 pixels
XHDPI96×96mipmap-xhdpi2320 DPI6 to 8 pixels
HDPI72×72mipmap-hdpi1.5240 DPI4 to 6 pixels
MDPI48×48mipmap-mdpi1160 DPI3 to 4 pixels
LDPI (optional)36×36mipmap-ldpi0.75120 DPI2 to 3 pixels

Note: Android 8.0 (API level 26) introduces adaptive launcher icons, which can display a variety of shapes across different device models. For example, an adaptive launcher icon can display a circular shape on one OEM device, and display a squircle on another device. Each device OEM provides a mask, which the system then uses to render all adaptive icons with the same shape. Adaptive launcher icons are also used in shortcuts, the Settings app, sharing dialogs, and the overview screen.

Requirements for Huawei AppGallery App iCon Size

AppGallery is the app store of Huawei, just like Apple App Store is for Apple and Google Play Store is for Google. Huawei AppGallery now has over 530 million monthly active users, and an 83% yearly increase in-app distribution, reaching 384 billion installs in 2020. Therefore, you should not miss out it.

Learn how to publish your app on Huawei App Gallery.

Let’s check the icon size you need to know to upload app to Huawei AppGallery.

  • Shape: Full square
  • Max. size: 2 MB
  • Resolution: 216 x 216 px or 512 x 512 px
  • Format: PNG, WEBP.
Huawei AppGallery App iCon Size

Here’s the whole list of App icon size requirements you need to know when you build an app and publish an app. It may be helpful for new developers because creating an app icon in correct size is the precondition to summit your app to App Store successfully.

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