Android community loves customization and the best part is it’s easy to customize android phone these days with the number of apps available.
By just using a couple of apps and wallpaper you can give a new kind of look to your daily home screen. Some apps can give you more customized security controls, new ringtones.
Every user has different goals for their android phone we have covered all the apps for customizing that can help in every type of changes on any android phone.
Note: If you use excessively widgets which get updated quite often they can consume more battery. So while doing any customizing also make sure to measure the impact on battery life. Having better battery life all day will be more important than more widgets.
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Customize Your Android Phone
Wallpapers on Android are the moodsetters,
Every day you see them whenever you unlock the phone, they make you feel joyful, lonely, energetic and motivational depending on your wallpapers,
You can also use a dark AMOLED wallpaper to save some battery if your phone has an AMOLED display.
Abstract is the app from the creator of iconic OnePlus phones wallpapers, you can find some exclusive wallpaper collection.
A wallpaper app list never ends without including wallpaper app from Google as this is simple yet great wallpaper app that gives you the option to change wallpapers daily from selected category in app.
Get unique custom wallpaper from Backdrop wallpapers, all wallpapers are high quality, community users also can upload wallpapers that appear only when approved.
Create your own dark or colourful wallpaper with Iconify
Cripsy is our wallpaper app where every wallpaper is handpicked so you don’t have to, app UI is simple and clean,
You will like live wallpapers in-app that don’t drain your battery.
If you like a similar experience like other phones have with default experience than you can always go with field test Nova Launcher, everyone tried it,
It checks almost all the boxes of a great launcher but isn’t it exciting to make your app launcher bit more customized and less distracting.
It’s time to test some best and unique app launchers on android,
If you are using an app launcher that supports icon packs then you can customize your app icons with an icon pack,
App icons can be little too distracting as every app follows a different colour palette and design to make their app icon and that makes all app icons misaligned with others in terms of design and aesthetics.
By using app icon you make app icons black and white or colourful that follows single design pattern.
Here are some icon packs that you should have on your phone
For more wonderful Icon packs check 21 More Best Icon Packs for Android
Widgets are the core customization that separated Android users form iPhone but now iPhone users also have their own version of widgets.
You can use widgets to have quick access to information on homescreen, widgets are also a great way of having quick action buttons.
Neumorphism based design at his best in light and dark theme will make any Android homescreen look awesome.
App offer some squality and minimilist widgets that go with every type of homescreen setups, you can mix and match multiple widget to make your homscreen setup and it will look great.
Some keyboard apps are filled with great features that make interesting with others a great experience as you don’t have to leave the chat, many things like
- Translating a text in a different language,
- Finding a gif to send,
- Checking clipboard history,
- Autocorrecting misspelt words
- Suggestions like next word, contact names, email address
Makes user experience better,
In the keyboards section, I find Googles Gboard is one of the best keyboard that has all the above-mentioned features even more like customizing look and feel of the keyboard.
I feel lock screen should be not too distracting and tempting do something that you didn’t want to do like reading any news article.
Many great apps that provide you option to customize your lock screen tend to use notification or what to read recommendation as a monetization that distracts users and keep them away from important information.
here is a great app that doesn’t distract you and gives you full control over your lock screen to you
Personal suggestion you should avoid apps that don’t look trustworthy as lock screen app can pose security flaw.
Have your navigation button customized as you like, don’t leave them alone,
You can also use Substratum to customize navigation bar too.
Using Theme apps
Some features of apps need Root access to work properly,
These theme apps are overlay apps
Substratum is a great tool to apply system-wide themes, Substratum requires root access but on some version like Android Oreo Substratum works without root,
You can use it to make system-wide AMOLED theme from messaging, dialer, contact apps to system settings, notification and navigation bar can also be themed as you like,
read more about Substratum on XDA
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