These apps support Material You makeovers


In Android 12, Google introduced the ability to have themed icons on the homescreen to help engage in Material You theming. Now, in Android 13, third-party apps can join in the fun of themed icons; Here is an ongoing list of apps that support this functionality.

Theme icons were developed to create a consistent look for home screen icons that match the system theme. The feature, available in Android 12 and later, makes the icon dynamic and changes it as the wallpaper matches the system colors. It works pretty well in our experience, but it depends on how many apps support it.

In Android 12, this feature was strictly limited to apps the system allowed, which the Pixel Launcher (or Samsung Launcher) determined. On Pixels was the list solely GoogleApps. On Samsung devices, it was only Samsung apps. It was an incredibly limited version of the idea, but nowhere near the definitive one.

Android 13 opens the door for third-party apps to support themed icons. Within a few weeks of Android 13’s launch, themed icons were already appearing in more apps, although it’s still fully enabled.

Third-party apps that support theme icons on Android 13

The list of third-party apps that support themed icons on Android 13 is currently limited, which isn’t surprising given the reach of this feature for now. Still, it’s rapidly expanding to more and more apps.

Here are some of the latest notable apps that add support for themed icons.

And here is a complete list of the apps with themed icons on Android 13 that we are currently aware of. Do you know any others? Leave a comment or get in touch!

We will continue to update this article as new apps are released with this feature.

Comment below or contact us if you know of any apps that support this feature but are missing from our list!

Google apps that support themed icons on Pixel

Thanks to launch in Android 12, most of Google’s apps already support theme icons in Android 12 and Android 13. The list includes:

  • Android Auto
  • camera
  • watch
  • calculator
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • files
  • Fitbit
  • Google
  • gmail
  • phone
  • nest
  • Google calendar
  • google chat
  • Google Contacts
  • Google Drive
  • Google documents
  • Google Duo/Meet
  • Google fi
  • GoogleFit
  • Google home
  • Google Lens
  • Google Maps
  • Google Meet
  • Google News
  • Google news
  • Google One
  • google photos
  • Google play store
  • Google Play Books
  • Google Podcasts
  • Google TV
  • Google Spreadsheets
  • google slides
  • Google translator
  • Google Voice
  • Google wallet
  • Pixel Tips
  • gmail
  • GPay
  • take notes
  • recorder
  • security
  • settings
  • carry operating system
  • youtube
  • YouTube TV
  • youtube music

Some notable Google apps that are missing are Play Games and YouTube Studio.

However, Google apps with themed icons have a catch. As we recently reported, only a dozen or so Google apps support themed icons, with the rest relying on Pixel Launcher for support. You can read more about this below.

A few examples of Google apps that support a themed icon on Pixel via the launcher, but Not Fitbit, Nest, Google Home and GPay are included on other devices running Android 13.

Samsung apps that support theme icons

Samsung also supports themed icons on Android 12, but like Pixels on Android 12, it’s only limited to apps made by Samsung directly. Not even Google apps show up on the home screen with Material You colors on Android 12.

In Android 13, like Google, Samsung is adding support for themed icons in third-party apps, but the company has also removed support for many of its own apps in the process. As of November 1st, our list below has been updated to reflect this.

  • AR zone
  • bixby
  • calculator
  • calendar
  • camera
  • watch
  • contacts
  • Galaxy shop
  • Galaxy shop
  • gallery
  • Game launcher
  • Messages
  • my files
  • phone
  • Samsung free
  • Samsung Global Goals
  • Samsung health
  • Samsung notes
  • Samsung TV Plus
  • settings
  • Samsung smart switch
  • SmartThings
  • tips

Android 13/One UI 5 has been released for the Galaxy S22 series and is set to be expanded in the coming months.

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