As Halloween approaches, avid fans of the holiday redecorate their home screens with app covers embellished with ghosts, pumpkins, bats, and more to celebrate.

To help you create a home screen fit for spooky season, I've compiled a list of Halloween apps icons that are free to use. You'll find aesthetic Halloween app covers for social media, bedazzled covers for essential apps, and minimal covers for a neutral aesthetic. When you're finished eyeing each set, choose your favorite, then begin customizing!

Cute Halloween App Covers

These adorable app covers from Pinterest are ideal for those looking to create a cute Halloween home screen. Every app cover has charming illustrations to revamp icons for spooky season. You'll find friendly ghosts, candy corn, spider webs, and vampire fangs to channel the holiday.

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Orange Halloween App Covers

If you prefer white icons, these orange Halloween app covers are for you. Each cover has an orange background with dark gray artwork leaving room for a colorful wallpaper. There are twenty covers you can use and most feature the same artwork. I find this to be preferable if you like simple designs and consistency throughout your home screen.

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Free Halloween App Covers

The first two options are simple and sweet, but this set takes cover designs to the next level. Every app cover has a spider web background, a white icon to represent the app, and compelling illustrations to highlight each icon. The detailed illustrations are hard to miss and represent Halloween well.

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Neutral Halloween App Covers

Last, but certainly not least in this roundup post is a set of neutral Halloween app covers that pair well with fall wallpapers. The varying shades of brown for background colors combined with intricate line art icons make for a minimal and versatile set that's easy on the eyes.

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How to Use Halloween App Covers on an iPhone

If it's been some time since you've updated the home screen on your iPhone, I've got you covered. All you need is the Shortcuts app and the covers in your gallery to get started. When you're ready, follow the quick steps below to begin decorating your home screen for Halloween.

  1. Open Shortcuts and tap the + in the top right corner
  2. Tap Add Action then type Open App, and select it from the actions menu
  3. Tap Choose and select an app you want to customize then tap the blue circle in the corner
  4. Tap Add to Home Screen, then tap the app icon, select Choose Photo and select a cover from your gallery
  5. Tap Add in the top right corner and your new Halloween cover will be on the home screen

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