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How do you change an app's app store icon?

04-12-2011, 02:57 AM
#1
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How do you change an app's app store icon?

Does anyone know how to do this? Every update I've released gives the option to change screenshots but I cannot for the love of god change the app icon that shows up in the app store. Can anyone clue me in?

Also, if you know about that weird curved line shading thing that goes through the upper half of your app, please give me some info about that too...thanks!

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04-12-2011, 04:52 AM
#2
The icon shown in iTunes is the icon bundled with your app - so change the icon of your app and this will change as well.

Your other question is answered by that post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...f-the-app-icon

Last edited by FancyFactory; 04-12-2011 at 04:54 AM.

04-12-2011, 08:44 AM
#3
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To change the icon on itunes, you need to upload a new icon image (512 x 512). If you want to cahnge the icon in the device, you should change it in the file that you upload to apple (should be 57x57 and have the file name Icon.png).
04-12-2011, 11:14 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kriio View Post
(should be 57x57 and have the file name Icon.png).
don't forget to add icon-72.png for the ipad (72x72)
Even if your game is iphone only, it can still be played on Ipad and if you don't provide this icon, your 57x57 icon, will look blurry on Ipad.

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04-12-2011, 01:29 PM
#5
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Also do not forget to add icon@2x.png for the retina devices. The icon size needs to be 114x114 pixels. And then named appropriately.

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04-12-2011, 09:30 PM
#6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kriio View Post
To change the icon on itunes, you need to upload a new icon image (512 x 512). If you want to cahnge the icon in the device, you should change it in the file that you upload to apple (should be 57x57 and have the file name Icon.png).
yes, this much i know. the problem i'm facing is when trying to change my icon (i'm going into the application info page in iTunes Connect and going down to "Uploads" and clicking that little edit button next to it) there is no "edit" or "upload new icon" button next to my game's icon! the most i can do is change my iPhone/iPod touch or iPad screenshots. that's why i need help

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04-12-2011, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by fiveohthree View Post
yes, this much i know. the problem i'm facing is when trying to change my icon (i'm going into the application info page in iTunes Connect and going down to "Uploads" and clicking that little edit button next to it) there is no "edit" or "upload new icon" button next to my game's icon! the most i can do is change my iPhone/iPod touch or iPad screenshots. that's why i need help
You can only change the App Store icon on a new version of your app, it sounds like you're trying to change it for the existing version. So if you Add New Version you will find you can edit all the metadata for that including the big 512x512 icon.

Oh and the special gloss effect that you describe can be removed in the app's info.plist file, just add the field that says "Icon already includes gloss effects" and set it to YES. It will change in iTC when the app is uploaded (ie iTC checks the info.plist).

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Last edited by DemonJim; 04-12-2011 at 10:14 PM. Reason: Add gloss effect info. Edit2: sorry didn't see this had been answered above
04-13-2011, 04:15 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by oliviasorin View Post
According to my opener Best way is to change icon of your app or better way to take help of iPad app development.They will help you to solve your problem quickly.
first of all, what is an opener...?

and no, i think this problem is better solved without the help of "iPad app development"

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04-13-2011, 02:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FancyFactory View Post
The icon shown in iTunes is the icon bundled with your app - so change the icon of your app and this will change as well.
This is not correct. The icon shown in iTunes is the 512x512 one you uploaded to iTunesConnect.

It is possible to have a different icon on iTunes than the one(s) in your app, although Apple frowns on anything too different and may reject your app for it.