20 Halloween Icons, App Covers & Home Screen Themes For A Spooky Aesthetic

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skeleton hand on phone

Nothing gets you more into the spirit of a holiday more than changing your iPhone theme. Spooky season us upon us, so it's time to change your iPhone home screen by adding Halloween icons for all of your apps.

If you didn't already know, Apple iOS allows the capability to customize and rearrange the different widgets on our phones. We can do this through an app called Widgetsmith, which is free to download on iOS phones. With Widgetsmith you can customize the color, design, and picture of widgets and add larger widget icons including the clock, photo, calendar, reminder, weather, health and activity, and map widgets.

The cool thing about Widgetsmith is that you can change the icon's home screen design from its apple design to any design or picture you want. You also have three different widget size options, small, medium, and large, and you can play around with the layout as much as you like.

If you want your Instagram app to have a skeleton hand instead of the boring old logo, so be it. Or maybe you want your clock to be a spider web — sure thing.

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You can even add blank widgets which aren't an app at all. Maybe it's a widget with a scary movie quote or a widget of a picture of one of your favorite Halloween creatures. You can also change the font of the text under each app, so you could potentially change the font to match the same font of your favorite scary movie or book.

If you want some help from some talented artists, you have a variety of options on the internet to chose from that only cost a few dollars or more to download.

We've gathered a list of our favorites and after the list, we provided some helpful instructions on how to download them to your home screen. 

Here are 24 Halloween Icons, App Covers & Home Screen Themes For A Spooky Halloween.

1. Storitime designs Halloween Icons

Photo: Storitime Designs

If this isn't the cutest Halloween icon theme you have ever seen, then I don't know what is. My favorite is the little pumpkin Polaroid for photos.

Available on Etsy for $2.

2. Jackie Franko Art Halloween Icons

Photo: Jackie Franko Art 

This design is simple spooky doodles but it's still so cute. 

Available on Jackie Franko Gumroad website for free.

3. Work with Stellio Halloween Icons

Photo: Work with stellio

This is one of the most coordinated spooky designs we have ever seen. 

Available on Etsy for $7.65.

4. Sincerely B. Witchery Halloween Icons

Photo: Sincerely B. Witchery 

If you're looking for a spooky black and white Adams Family vibe, then this design is it. 

Available on Etsy for $8

5. Jae Pagan DIY Halloween Icons

Thankfully there are awesome people on the internet that are able to make helpful and really cool DIY tricks for us.

Available on iOS for free.

6. Whiskey Pearl Halloween Icons

Photo: Whiskey Pearl

These are the cutest pastel Halloween designs we have ever seen.

Available on Etsy for $6.50.

7. Alyssa's Halloween Icons

Twitter User Alyssa created her own Halloween icons for people to buy and enjoy.

Available on Twitter through direct message for $1. 

8. Della Events Halloween Icons

Photo: Della Events

These Halloween icons include the classic Halloween staple colors of black, white, and many different shades of orange. 

Available on Etsy for $3.99.

9. Mod Studio NYC Halloween Icons

Photo: ModstudioNYC

Ouija Board, Tarot Cards, and witchy icons! We're in. 

Available on Etsy for $5.85.

10. Guitar and lace icons Halloween Icons

Photo: Guitarandlaceicons

Spooky scary skeletons, spider webs, and more are featured in this spooky season widget pack.

Available on Etsy for $5.40. 

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11. Whiskey and Honey Halloween Icons

Photo: Whiskey and Honey

This is one of our favorite packs of Halloween icons because of the detailed and HD photos. 

Available on Etsy for $4.20.

12. Shine Daily Co. Halloween Icons

Photo: Shine Daily Co.

We are obsessed with these witchy widgets. They are perfect for your Halloween-themed widgets.

Available on Etsy for $1.97.

13. We Do Aesthetic Halloween Icons

Photo: Wedoaesthetic

These Halloween icons give us hardcore Pinterest vibes and we are loving it. 

Available on Etsy for $4.97.

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14. Creative Jam Co. Halloween Icons

Photo: CreativeJamCo.

These Halloween icons are perfect for the pumpkin lover out there. 

Available on Etsy for $2.38.

15. Little Stories BM Halloween Icons

Photo: Little Stories BM

These Halloween icons and backgrounds look like they came out of a storybook! 

Available on Etsy for $4.99.

16. Hanif Ibadurrahman Halloween Icons

Photo: hanifibadur

Neon lights and Jacko-lanterns come to mind when looking at this Halloween icon pack and it's perfect for spooky and aesthetic widgets. 

Available on Etsy for $3.23.

17. Second Star Creative Halloween Icons

Photo: Second Star Creative 

If your aesthetic is more cutesy than spooky this Halloween icon pack is perfect for you. 

Available on Etsy for $5.00.

18. Shop Bossy Halloween Icons

Photo: Shop Bossy

If you love "The Nightmare Before Christmas" then this is the perfect Halloween icon pack for you!

Available on Etsy for $7.00.

19. SYMBLS Halloween Icons

Photo: SYMBLS

If you love a simple design and well-thought-out color palette, then you'll love this Halloween icon pack.

Available on Etsy for $3.99.

20. The Aesthetic Edit Halloween Icons

Photo: The Aesthetic Edit

I don't know about you but maybe the best for last worked in this case. We love these witchy cutesy Halloween icons.

Available on Etsy for $5.99.

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Once you have your Halloween icons downloaded here's how you get them on your home screen.

1. Open the Shortcuts App on your phone.

2. Tap the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner of the screen.

3. Click the button that says ‘Add Action.’

4. Type in the search box, ‘Open App’, and then click on that option to make a new shortcut.

5. Tap the slightly shaded ‘Choose’ next to the 'Open App' shortcut & then use the search box to find the app you want this shortcut to open.

6. Then click the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.

7. Tap on the app icon & a drop-down menu will appear.

8. Choose the ‘Choose Photo’ or ‘Choose File' options.

9. Then you can put in the Halloween photo file you downloaded. 

10. Then simply click 'add to home screen.'

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Megan Hatch is a writer at YourTango who covers pop culture, love and relationships, and self-care.