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Top 20 Alternative iPhone Icon Sets

written by: Senadheera Jayakody•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 11/29/2010

Although the iPhone is equipped with some sleek looking icons you may still want to have more options. That’s why we are here with some of the best looking iPhone icons for your iPhone.

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    Free iPhone Icon Sets

    iPhone Icon Sets for Free If you are unsatisfied with the default iPhone icons you may want to know how to get some cool icons for your iPhone device. That’s not a difficult task at all. Here are some free iPhone icon sets for you to select from. Let’s see what the best icon sets are and what they have to offer.

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    How to Change Icons on Your iPhone?

    Before actually trying to select some cool iPhone icons you need to know how to install them. Otherwise there’s no point in downloading them. Here is a guide to learn how to use these iPhone icon sets on your iPhone.

    Step 1: Install iPhone Explorer.

    Step 2: Plug in your iPhone and start iPhone Explorer.

    Step 3: Go to “phone name/Apps/appname/appname.app," These values may differ according to your device.

    Step 4: Now backup the “icon@2x.png" file by dragging it to another place where you would like to keep it.

    Step 5: Your icons have to be in .PNG format and the size must be 114x114 and 72 PPI with no transparency or layers (57×57 for older devices). Then name your replacement icon as “icon@2x.png" and drag it to that folder in iPhone Explorer. Next delete the original file.

    Step 6: Reboot your iPhone.

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    1. Icons of Radiance Theme for iPhone

    Radiance theme for iPhone The Radiant theme icon set includes some of the most attractive iPhone icons you can find. There are 82 icons included in this 2.4 MB zip file and also included is the Radiant iPhone theme.

    Download Location: Kediashubham.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Kediashubham.deviantart.com

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    2. iPhone Style Icon Set

    This great looking icon set includes 120 free iPhone icons at 64×64 pixels and they are also available at 60×60 pixels. You can use them for your iPhone and also for your website. The formats available are PNG, ICO and ICNS. One advantage of this icon set is that it’s free to use for commercial purposes. You can download this icon set from the following URL and its file size is just 3.81 MB.

    Download Location: Iconspedia.com

    Image Credit: Iconspedia.com

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    3. iPhone Summerboard Theme

    iPhone Summerboard Theme This theme supports both Italian and English languages. This also includes a nice collection of iPhone icons. File size is just 322 KB. To install the theme put the giZ-Camtessa folder in the following path:

    /private/var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/

    Download Location: Gizzistar.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Gizzistar.deviantart.com

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    4. Brazilian iPhone Icons

    icons iPhone brazilian 

    This is another colorful icon set for your iPhone. iPhone email icons, icons for YouTube, gaming icons, etc. are included in this set in a clearly identifiable manner. This makes it easier to launch the desired application quickly when you use the iPhone. This icon set is just 256 KB in size and doesn’t consume much of your memory.

    Download Location: Allanclb.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Allanclb.deviantart.com

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    5. Free iPhone Toolbar Icons

    Free iPhone Toolbar Icons 

    This is another free and bluish collection of iPhone icons. Icons are very simple and the file size is just 170 KB. Therefore it is not memory hungry as many similar icon sets are. This icon set is free to use for commercial purposes as long as you credit the owner.

    Download Location: Pixelpressicons.com

    Image Credit: Pixelpressicons.com

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    6. iPhone Icon Set of Deep Theme

    Once you install this cool theme you can enjoy some great icons. Your iPhone has to be jailbroken in order to install the theme.

    Download Location: Toffeenut.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Toffeenut.deviantart.com

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    7. Soft v2 Theme for iPhone

    The Soft v2 theme comes with more than one hundred iPhone icons in a 5.6 MB pack. It includes two versions - Soft and Soft Light. These iPhone icons are really beautiful.

    Download Location: Kediashubham.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Kediashubham.deviantart.com

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    8. Black Neon Agua iPhone Icon Set

    Black Neon Agua free iPhone icon set 

    Another nice looking theme with lots of free iPhone icons. Download from the following URL and install.

    Download Location: Toffeenut.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Toffeenut.deviantart.com

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    9. Object Icons for iphone

    You can download this beautiful icon set as JPG or PNG from the following URL. Image size is just 222 KB.

    Download Location: Silencemira.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Silencemira.deviantart.com

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    10. Matte Nano iPhone Icon Set

    Matte Nano iPhone Icon Set The Matte Nano free iPhone icon set includes 29 icons and it can be used if you have Matte Nano iPhone theme. It includes a number of social website icons like Facebook and MySpace.

    Download Location: Andre-w.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Andre-w.deviantart.com

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    Best and free iPhone icon sets have been listed here with their download details. If you are unhappy with those old fashioned icons it’s time to get the advantage of these cool and free iPhone icons. Not one or two but there are 20 of them. You can get hundreds of icons for your iPhone apps that come with some of these iPhone themes and icon sets.
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    11. Perspection iPhone iPod Touch

    Perspection iPhone iPod Touch If you are looking for some free iPhone icons sets to download, then this is another nice collection you must take a look at. The icon set comes as a theme file and it contains 106 attractive icons. It can be used for the iPod Touch too.

    Download Location: Turnpaper.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Turnpaper.deviantart.com

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    12. iTouch Home

    iTouch Home Theme This set contains 29 icons to use instead of your default iPhone/iPod icons. These icons can only be used with jailbroken iPhone or iPod devices.

    Download Location: Mezzoblue.com

    Image Credit: Basketballler77.deviantart.com

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    13. Tenuis iPhone Iconset

    Tenuis Iconset iPhone Icons 

    The Tenius iconset includes another great collection of iPhone icons. They are very colorful and great to look at. This is a must have set of icons for your iPhone.

    Download Location: Macthemes.net

    Image Credit: iPhonetoolbox.com

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    14. Klodset

    If you are looking for something different for your iPhone, this is a nice theme to install. The 3D style grey theme comes with a cool icon set in a 317 KB file.

    Download Location: Soundy.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Soundy.deviantart.com

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    15. Smoog v1.4 iPhone Theme

    Smoog v1 3 iPhone Theme Smoog v1.4 is a popular theme for the iPhone and the icon set of this theme is also very good to have. The theme is 1.7 MB in size and comes with icons such as compass, voice memos, etc.

    Download Link: Gizzistar.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Gizzistar.deviantart.com

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    16. Lush: iPhone Theme

    Lush iPhone Theme The Lush iPhone theme includes some vivid and bright iPhone icons. You can download this free iPhone icon set from the following download location and it is a very small file.

    Download Link: Toffeenut.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Toffeenut.deviantart.com

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    17. iSweet2: Free iPhone Icon Set

    iSweet2 free iPhone icon set If you love bright colors then this might be for you. Get iSweet2 theme and install into your iPhone. Feel the difference of these icons. This can be downloaded as a zip file of 1.4 MB.

    Download Link: Yrmybybl.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Yrmybybl.deviantart.com

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    18. Submedit For iPhone

    Submedit For iPhone Submedit comes with 20 icons for OS 3.0. Icons are attractive and the download details are mentioned below. This theme is relatively small in size.

    Download Link: Jordanfc.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Jordanfc.deviantart.com

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    19. Blueprint iPhone Icons Set

    This is an iPhone/iPod Touch theme for using with SummerBoard. It includes icons for most of the iPhone apps and is really different to all other icon sets mentioned here. If you love the color blue this might be for your iPhone.

    Download Link: Sometoast.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Sometoast.deviantart.com

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    20. CMT iPhone Icons

    CMT iPhone icons 

    This icon set includes some bright colored icons for your iPhone. You can download this icon set for your iPhone as a zip file from the following download location. Its file size is just 388 KB.

    Download Link: Ruizdesign.deviantart.com

    Image Credit: Ruizdesign.deviantart.com

    These are some of the best and most attractive free iPhone icon sets available on the Internet. You may find a number of free iPhone icons from other places too. These icons will be more than enough to select the most applicable icon set that fits your needs.