Application icon tutorial for Android


    Assigning an icon to your Android application just takes a minute.  Actually creating the icon may take a bit longer.




  1. Create a 48×48 PNG and drop it into /res/drawable.  The name of this file is usually “icon.png”.
  2. Open your AndroidManifest.xml.
  3. Right under the root “manifest” node of the XML, you should see the “application” node.  Add this attribute to “application”. (The “icon” in “@drawable/icon” refers to the file name of the icon.)
android:icon="@drawable/icon"


Your app is now iconned.
To support multiple resolutions, you can create icons of different resolutions and place them in the correct folders.
  • Low density
    • res/drawable-ldpi
    • 36×36 resolution
  • Medium density
    • res/drawable-mdpi
    • 48×48 resolution
  • High density
    • res/drawable-hdpi
    • 72×72 resolution
  • Extra high density
    • res/drawable-xhdpi
    • 96×96 resolution

ldpi (120 dpi)
(Low density screen)
mdpi (160 dpi)
(Medium density screen)
hdpi (240 dpi)
(High density screen)
xhdpi (320 dpi)
(Extra-high density screen)
Launcher Icon Size36 x 36 px48 x 48 px72 x 72 px96 x 96 px



Application Icons in Android Market

If you are publishing your application on Android Market, you will also need to provide a 512 x 512 pixel, high-resolution application icon in the developer console at upload time. This icon will be used in various locations in Android Market and does not replace your launcher icon.

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