Guide

You may be wondering how to use downloads from my blog. This guide will teach you how to change icons and wallpapers on macOS, and how to copy ringtones to iPhone.

If you have a question

Icons

For system apps, it is either impossible or prohibitively difficult to change icons.

However, for third-party apps, folders, and hard drives, it’s pretty straightforward.

  1. In Finder, locate the icon you’d like to change. Select it.
  2. Press command-I on your keyboard.
  3. Drag the ICNS file to the top-left icon in the Info window.
  4. Enter your password (if necessary). Boom! 💣

For apps in your Dock, they may not update automatically. You can usually remedy this by either command-clicking the app icon in your Dock, or quitting the app and reopening it.

IconChamp is a great tool for changing system icons, though it is in beta and may not be frequently updated.


Wallpapers

Changing your desktop wallpaper on your Mac is easy.

  1. Go to the Apple menu, then System Settings...
  2. On the left, choose Wallpaper.
  3. Drag the JPG file to the rectangle on the top. Boom! 💣

Quicker: secondary-click on the desktop, and choose Change Wallpaper...


Ringtones

Ever since we stopped syncing our iPhones with our computers, copying ringtones over became a little unclear.

Here’s how to do it.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with USB.
  2. Open Apple Music on your Mac.
  3. Select your device on the left.
  4. Drag the M4R ringtone file to your iPhone in the list.
  5. On your iPhone, select your new ringtone! Boom! 💣