This icon pack replaces those boring squircle app icons with some whimsy

Squircle Less Icons
Squircle Less Icons (Image credit: Tobias Whetton)

What you need to know

  • The world of the iPhone icon pack is exploding right now.
  • This pack turns those boring squircle icons into something much more fun.
  • It's like a whole new world of colors, shapes, and whimsy.

The world of the iOS 14 icon pack really has exploded of late and Tobias Whetton thought that now would be the perfect time to try something new – ditch those squircles we've all been looking at for the last 13 years.

The result is a new icon pack that offers icons that look very different from what we're used to seeing on iPhones. And, in this case at least, that's a very good thing indeed.

Squircle Less Icons Collage

Squircle Less Icons Collage (Image credit: Tobias Whetton)

I've been designing this set of iOS 14 icons during my spare time. It started out as a passionate project, where I challenged myself to see how far I could stretch the customisation of iOS. Squircles have been the default iOS shape for over 13 years and I wanted to change that. Using a neat trick, matching the iOS wallpaper with the outer background of the app icon, I was able to modify the default icon shape into these playful rectangles.

After initially planning on only making a few icons, Whetton ended up creating more than 120 of them and offering them up on Gumroad and ProductHunt. You can buy your own set of icons – complete with the matching wallpaper – for just $24. You'll get lifetime updates with new icons added to the collection weekly, too.

Sounds good to me! Here are all the details on how to install these icons, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.