Changing your Android app icon

Before you publish your app you might want to change your application icon. In fact, some application marketplaces might reject an Android application that does not have its own icon. To get started, you will need to create a logo and save it as a PNG file somewhere on your computer.

Watch the video below or scroll down for the step-by-step instructions.


Step 1 

Open your solution in Xamarin and then open the Resources and drawable folders. Click on the cog icon next to the drawable folder and then click Add > Add Files from Folder…


Step 2

Select the folder which contains the icon file and then click on Open.


Step 3

Check the icon that you want to use and then click OK.


Choose Copy the file to the directory and then click OK.


You should now see the icon file in the drawable folder.


Step 4

Click on Project and then select [YourAppName] Options. For this example, we need to click on CookieClicker Options.


Click on Android Application and then change the Application icon field to @drawable/[YourIconName]. For the example below, it is @drawable/cookie_icon. Then click on OK.


Alternatively, you can change the icon in the MainActivity.cs file code.


Now when you go to Build > Archive for Publishing, you should see your app icon there (publishing your app will be explained in the next tutorial).