Ever noticed that on iOS devices there are icons with “gloss” and icons without? The Twitter icon below does have a gloss, the Dropbox icon does not. The default setting in an XCode project is to apply gloss to your icons. If your icon already has a gloss you designed, or you simple do not want a gloss, you can disable the gloss in XCode.
That’s possible with a “Custom iOS Target Property”. How to get there?
- Go to the project settings
- Select “Targets”
- Select tab page “Info”
- Click a “+” somewhere in the “Custom iOS Target Properties” list
- Select “Icon already includes gloss effects” from the drop down list
- In the “Value” column select “YES” (See the screenshots below for an example).
“Custom iOS Target Properties” page
Set value to “YES”
Now your app icon will have no added gloss!