Is there a reason why the stock launcher is missing Icon pack support? Zenfone 6 had it on ZenUI 6 (now it's also missing on 11 beta too).
Because Google did. It creates bugs and this is why Google removed their support. We use as much code as possible from Google to minimize the risk of creating bugs. Adding support for custom icons will create more work and increase the risk of bugs, which is why we never implemented it in A11
The change log for the android 11 beta for asus zenfone 6 said "removed icon pack support" , I don't know why they removed that feature in zenui 7?
If is so difficult, why Rog phone has themes/icons app?🤷🏽♂️
Rog phone has a themestore (older Zenfones had it too)
Basically themestore is used for exclusive Rog themes,accents,all have their own icon pack designs (most are meh tho)
Zenfone 7 added accent support in the ui itself and many view the themestore as an extra unnecessary bloatware so I guess they went with the no themestore move from Zenfone 6 onwards
By the way don't many icon packs support Zen ui?
You can access and apply many through their app itself
Applying with the icon pack app itself doesn't work anymore on A11. I haven't found many icon packs which support ZenUI launcher anyway