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I've had my iPhone 4 for several weeks now, but I've noticed that some app icons don't look so good on my phone. They're very pixel-ish, as if they're not adjusted to the resolution and are made to be much smaller (f.ex. Sims 3 has this problem).

When I open my apps in iTunes, the icon is very large as you might know, but there it seems just fine!

How do I fix this?
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I've had my iPhone 4 for several weeks now, but I've noticed that some app icons don't look so good on my phone. They're very pixel-ish, as if they're not adjusted to the resolution and are made to be much smaller (f.ex. Sims 3 has this problem).

When I open my apps in iTunes, the icon is very large as you might know, but there it seems just fine!

How do I fix this?
It's not likely you can… assuming there's really anything to fix. It could be simply your perception. Or sloppiness on the part of the app developers. A screen shot would help to demonstrate what you are talking about.

In any event, the best you can really hope to try is a full restore of your firmware via iTunes. And perhaps deleting and reinstalling the apps you think aren't right.
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In some cases it has to do with the fact the App developer didn't create a new icon for the retina display the iPhone 4 has. The older icons were of a lower quality since the screen wasn't as good.


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In some cases it has to do with the fact the App developer didn't create a new icon for the retina display the iPhone 4 has. The older icons were of a lower quality since the screen wasn't as good.
I believe that is the reason. I don't think the icons a person sees in iTunes are the same as the ones in the iPhone. I have had apps which predate the iPhone 4 and had the blurry low resolution the OP is talking about but when they updated the app for the iPhone 4 they also updated the icons to higher resolutions. Some app developers are lazy and didn't update their icons so those still have low resolution.

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How do I fix this?
There's not much you can really do yourself. You have to contact the app developer and suggest they update their icons to higher resolutions.
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