How to change Instagram icon on your iPhone

December 11, 2020

As a sign to mark its 10-year anniversary in the social networking space, Instagram added a secret menu to its settings. It helps users revert to some of the classic app icons of yesteryear like the Classic Polaroid-style icon. If you want to try one of the app icon choices, we’ll help you out. For help with how to change Instagram icon, read this post!

Change Instagram Icon iOS

How to change Instagram icon in iOS 14 and later

iOS 14 App Icons
iOS 14 App Icons

Finding the menu under Instagram settings can be tricky but with this tip, you can do it easily. See how to change Instagram icon iOS 14 and later.

  1. Launch Instagram for iOS.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Tap the Menu (three bars at the top-right corner of the page).
  4. Choose the Settings option.
  5. Pull your screen downwards to make visible a burst of confetti.
  6. Select an icon of your choice.
  7. Check Select option.

How to change Instagram app icon?

Open your Instagram app and go to your Profile.

Instagram Settings Menu
Instagram Settings Menu

Tap the Hamburger menu (seen as 3 horizontal bars) and select Settings option.

Settings Menu Visible
Settings Menu Visible

Drag down the page, much like you do to refresh a page.

Hidden Menu Settings Instagram
Hidden Menu Settings Instagram

The action will result in displaying of a mix of emojis aligned vertically.

Instagram App Icon Menu
Instagram App Icon Menu

Also, you should see a burst of confetti and directed to the App Icon page, showing 13 logos. These include,

  • Classic 2
  • Current
  • Classic
  • Original
  • Codename
  • Twilight
  • Sunrise
  • Aurora
  • Pride
  • Gold
  • Dark
  • Light
  • Very dark
Changed Icon for Instagram
Changed Icon for Instagram

Change the app logo by selecting the desired one.

Gold Icon Logo
Gold Icon Logo

The app logo will automatically change and you should see it on your Home screen.

That's all there is to it!

Change Instagram icon not working?

It happens! Simply switch off the mobile and restart again. You should see the old icon changing to the newly selected one.

Can't change Instagram icon?

When you find the Instagram icon not changing, try updating the app. It is necessary to have the latest version of the Instagram app installed on your Smartphone for the feature to work. To update your app, go to the Apple App Store, choose the Apps icon, and scroll down to the Top Free Apps section and look for the Instagram free app. Tap the icon to update it to the latest version.

Strangely, I could not find the animated menu on my iPhone 11 but the feature worked like a charm on my old iPhone 6S.

For a more simplified explanation, you can watch the video below!


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2 comments on “How to change Instagram icon on your iPhone”

  1. I want when my icon for instagram is tapped to open up like the other icons horizontally and not vertical so the picture is side to side not up and down so as I have to turn my iPad up wit the keyboard sticking out to the side. How do I ale it open up like the rest to the icons?

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