Disabling Touchwiz Icon Frames

Disabling Touchwiz Icon Frames

Samsung’s TouchWiz interface is known for completely customising the look and feel of Android, but this time they may have gone too far!

Starting with the Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S8, TouchWiz will take your beautifully designed app icon, and surround it in a rounded square frame:

touchwiz icon comparison

Not cool Samsung, not cool. Let’s fix it!

Users can disable this setting via a system option, but it’s turned on by default. 😡

Thankfully, there is a fix 🎉

Simply include the following meta-data tag in your app’s ApplicationManifest.xml to disable the icon frame on your app icon.


Your designer will thank you!

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