iOS 7 iPad broken app icons

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Powertoola, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    anyone else noticed, some icons display a preview of the app rather than the icon it's supposed to show ?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2010
    Upstate NY
    So far it's happening to me with ScoreCenter, Mailbox and Chrome but nothing else.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011
    I'm seeing it with Chrome and Feedly.
  4. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Has anyone tried restarting to see if that might fix the issue?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010
    London / Norwich (UK)
    Got a screenshot? I just want to see what it looks like :p
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2013
    Maybe it's not broken, maybe the'll start experimenting with live icons, I'd appreciate that. :D
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2013
    iOS 7 iPad broken app icons

    I can confirm the same problem. Currently affected apps are:

    • Chrome
    • MailBox
    • PhotoStackr for 500px
    • Linkedin
    • Full Fitness HD
    • Web Albums
    • BBC News
    • Feedly
    • WWDC
    • PocketCloud
    • Citrix Receiver
    • FedEx Mobile
    • Woolworths
    • Units
    • Timeanddate Timer

    All these apps show an image of their splash/first screen as the icon. Not sure what they have in common, but they all seem to be webapp style apps.

    They may have been built using a common set of tools.

    Also, restarting the iPad didn't affect it.

    I Re-installed one app, PhotoStackr, to see what affect that had. That was interesting. It showed the correct app icon during the install, with the progress bar overlaid on the icon. Once the install was complete, the progress bar was removed and the icon reverted to screenshot of the application splash page.

    I think it is related to the live-icon functionality in some way, but smarter folk than I will need to work out how.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011
    Those apps are consistent with the apps on my iPad that are broken. Seems to be consistent with each app from device to device.

    FWIW I've tried restarting and re-installing the broken apps.

    Here's a screenshot showing Chrome and Mailbox:
  9. macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2007
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2008
    Qello, free video and shutterstock are the same
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011

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