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Version: 7.3.2

App Icons and Splash Images


You need to publish your application to see affects of changes. Smartface emulator won't be affected with customizations of app icon and splash image.

App Icons

App icon is the icon of the application you have. App icons have fixed sizes for device types.

For Android devices, every resource folder is used for a different type of device. In each folder, there is an icon.png that represents your app icon. Please note that the image sizes are fixed.;

iOS resources have same structure. The difference is that iOS has only one resource folder and you need to change the images names to start with "Icon" . Please note that the images sizes are fixed.;

Changing the Application Icon & Splash Icon

To change your application icon or splash image, follow this documentation

Launch Image

Launch image is the image which will be shown when the application first opens.

  • Name of launch image must be either
    • LaunchImage.png
    • LaunchImage.ios.png
  • If LaunchImage.png is being used, then launch images for both platforms are generated
  • When the LaunchImage.ios.png or is being used then launch images for that specific platform are generated
  • LaunchImage.ios.png

Is valid for CLI but not for IDE.

Building Smartface Apps
Use square sized launch image

Developers must edit original launch image to make it square sized so that our image processor module can perform resizing & cropping accordingly


The name of Launch Image is splash_image on Android.

So you if you want to change your splash image only on Android, you need to find the image with name splash_image from images/Android and replace it with your new image.


For Android, you can generate splash image with any name you want. But for iOS, you can only use LaunchImage as the name.

For example you have splash image named splash_image_dark.png you can generate it in images/automated by clicking on the image and select Generate auto-resized images. Then you can use splash_image_dark as the splash image on Android

Generating Launch Image on Android

With Android 12 splash image creation changed, you can follow the below steps to create a splash image.

Splash Screen dimensions

The splash screen icon uses the same specifications as Adaptive icons, as follows:

  • Branded image: This should be 200×80 dp.

  • App icon with an icon background: This should be 240×240 dp, and fit within a circle of 160 dp in diameter.

  • App icon without an icon background: This should be 288×288 dp, and fit within a circle of 192 dp in diameter.


  1. Go to images/automated folder.
  2. Place your splash image in the images/automated folder.
  3. Right click on the file and select "Generate auto-resized images".
  4. You'll find the splash image in the images/Android folder.
  5. You can delete the splash image by right clicking on the file and selecting "Delete auto-resized images".

Make sure that the image dimensions are squared.

Image Generation
  1. Create or edit config/Android/res/values/styles.xml file.
<style name="Theme.App.Starting" parent="Theme.SplashScreen">
<item name="windowSplashScreenBackground">@color/colorSplashScreenBackground</item>
<item name="windowSplashScreenAnimatedIcon">@drawable/icon</item>
<item name="windowSplashScreenIconBackgroundColor">@color/colorSplashIconBackground</item>
<item name="postSplashScreenTheme">@style/${CurrentTheme}</item>

@drawable/icon is the name of the icon that you want to use in the splash screen.

We can customize following attributes in splash screen.

  • windowSplashScreenBackground - color

  • windowSplashScreenAnimatedIcon - drawable (icon, can be animated)

  • windowSplashScreenAnimationDuration - integer

  • windowSplashScreenIconBackgroundColor - color


Don't change the postSplashScreenTheme item

  1. Create or edit config/Android/res/values/colors.xml file.
<color name="colorSplashScreenBackground">#dddddd</color>
<color name="colorSplashIconBackground">#eeeeee</color>
  1. Create drawables via Smartface-IDE (image-generator) or copy under config/Android/res/drawable/

  2. Change activity theme in config/Android/AndroidManifest.xml file.

<activity android:name=".A"

Dark Theme

In order to support Android dark theme, create colors.xml under config/Android/res/values-night/colors.xml

<color name="colorSplashScreenBackground">#000000</color>
<color name="colorSplashScreenBackground">#000000</color>

Branding Image

You can also add branding image to splash screen. It is only works Android 12 and above.

  1. Create or edit config/Android/res/values-v31/styles.xml file.
<style name="Theme.App.Starting" parent="Theme.SplashScreen">
<item name="android:windowSplashScreenBackground">@color/colorSplashScreenBackground</item>
<item name="android:windowSplashScreenAnimatedIcon">@drawable/icon</item>
<item name="android:windowSplashScreenIconBackgroundColor">@color/colorSplashIconBackground</item>
<item name="android:windowSplashScreenBrandingImage">@drawable/$yourBrandingImage</item>
<item name="android:postSplashScreenTheme">@style/${CurrentTheme}</item>

Android 12 problems

On Android 12, splash icon may not be displayed some situations, such as restarting the app, opening apps from home screen widget or notification.

Fore more information about how to use images, refer the document below:

App Icons and Splash Images

Original Sized Image

Square Sized Image


It is recommended for your launch image to have at least 2208x2208 resolution

Generating App Icon

  • Exact same rules apply for generating application icons

  • Name of the app icon must be either

    • AppIcon.png
    • AppIcon.ios.png
  • AppIcon.ios.png

Can be generated manually from sfImageProcessor tool but you cannot use Smartface IDE to generate them.


It is recommended for your app icon to have 1024x1024 resolution

Splash Image on iOS

Adding a splash image on iOS is a straightforward process. You can add an image file named splash.png to the images/automated folder. Then, by right-clicking on the file and selecting Generate auto-resized images the splash image can be generated. It is recommended that the image size be 1242 * 2436.


If you delete the splash image, a white screen will be shown instead of the splash image.