How to remove the gloss effect from your App Icon in Xcode 5

In Xcode 4 there was an option that read “Icon already has gloss effect”. This was available in the Project Settings, as well as a Plist Option under Info. YES would remove the gloss effect.

The above option still works in Xcode 5 unless you use an Asset Catalogue.

If you do, here’s where the option is now hidden:

  • click on the .xcasset file
  • select App Icon
  • in the right hand pane, open the Attributes Inspector
  • tick the box that reads “iOS Icon is pre-rendered”

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