Tip: Show an iPad icon for an iPhone app

You can display an iPad optimized icon for users who run your non-Universal iPhone app on their iPads.

While Xcode 4 may not give you the option of adding an iPad icon in the Summary tab, you can follow Appleā€™s documentation to add an icon for iPad users even though the app is not made for iPad.

1. Get an icon that is 72 x 72 pixels.

  1. Rename it to Icon-72.png.

  2. Add it to your project.

You can also do the same for search results icons. This way, iPad users that want to use your iPhone binary app can have a crisp, sharp looking icon on their homescreens.

Anson Liu