Recently, Twitter introduced a new app called X app, along with a new logo. While some users appreciate the change, others prefer the original Twitter app logo and name. If you find yourself in the latter group, don't worry because we have a solution for you. In this article, we will guide you step by step on how to change the Twitter/X app logo back to the original Twitter logo.

To begin, you will need an iPhone running iOS 14 or later. Open the Shortcuts app, which comes pre-installed on all iPhones starting from iOS 14. Follow these steps to create your own shortcut:

  1. In the bottom left corner of the app, tap on the Shortcuts tab.
  2. Tap on the "+" icon in the top right corner to add a new shortcut.
  3. Select "Add Action" to choose the action for your shortcut.
  4. In the search bar, type "open app" and select the "Open App" action from the scripting category.
  5. Tap on the blue app suggestion and search for "X app" (the new name of Twitter).
  6. Select the X app, tap on it, and then tap on "Rename."
  7. Give your shortcut a name, which will appear as the app name on your home screen.
  8. Tap on the arrow to the right of the name.
  9. Choose "Add to Home Screen."
  10. Tap on the blue outline at the bottom to select a photo for your app icon.
  11. Find a Twitter app icon image by searching online or accessing articles like the one on nine to five Mac by Ian Zalbo.
  12. Save the chosen icon to your gallery.
  13. Return to the Shortcuts app and tap on "Choose Photo."
  14. Select the Twitter icon image you saved earlier.
  15. Preview the shortcut and tap "Done."

Congratulations! The Shortcuts app has now added the new Twitter app icon to your home screen. When you tap on this icon, it will open the X app, but the iconic Twitter logo will be displayed.

Please note that the behavior of the shortcut may vary depending on your iPhone model and iOS version. On newer iPhones with iOS 17 or later, there is minimal redirecting, making the experience seamless. However, on older iOS versions like iOS 14, the Shortcuts app may briefly open before redirecting you to the X app.

If you prefer not to have the X app icon on your home screen, you can move it to the App Library. Simply tap and hold the icon, select "Remove X app," and choose the "App Library" option. This way, the X app will still be available on your phone but not displayed as an app icon. You can still access it via the Shortcut you created.

If you find this method too complicated, there are alternative apps that can help you customize your app icons. Themify app is one such option, offering a wide range of icon packs, including Twitter icons. Simply download the app, follow the instructions provided, and install your chosen Twitter icon. Other apps like Theme Pack and Theme Kit also offer similar customization options.

Give these methods a try and choose the one that suits you best. Whether you prefer using the Shortcuts app or exploring specialized icon apps, you can easily change the Twitter/X app logo and enjoy the app with your preferred icon.

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