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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Konnected, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Konnected

    Konnected Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi
    My operative system is Android 5.1. I have recently noticed that most of the apps icons are surrounded with grey like boarders/frames. I don't like them and unfortunately I have not seen any help online. Anyone with idea on how to get rid of these frames?
    Thanks in advance.
    Konnected
     


  2. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    Can we get a screenshot of what you see?
     
  3. Konnected

    Konnected Lurker
    Thread Starter

    In the attached screenshot, you will see most of the icons surrounded with the undesired grey frame, except the calculator icon and the icons on the last row. I appreciate your time in reviewing my issue. Thank you.
     

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  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    What phone do you have? Looks to be connected to whatever launcher or icon pack you are using.
     
  5. Konnected

    Konnected Lurker
    Thread Starter

    My phone is called BLU pure XL. Before this phone, I had Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and most of the apps were transferred from Note 3 using superbeam.
    I'm not sure I understand very well that aspect about the launcher or icon pack in the reply.
     
  6. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    The launcher is the interface you see. The desktop if you will. Different manufacturers use different launchers, which may cause icons to look differently. Old versions of the Samsung launcher for example, had multicolored squares on which the icons site, similar to the way you currently have your icons sitting on gray squares. There's no way to remove that other than to use a different launcher app.
     
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  7. Konnected

    Konnected Lurker
    Thread Starter

    By that, I guess you mean factory reset reset is the only option, since I don't think I can choose what launcher to use? Thank you again.
     
  8. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    A factory reset won't do anything to change it. You just need to download a different launcher from the Play Store.
     
  9. Konnected

    Konnected Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Excellent result. Thank you again!
     
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