One of the most prominent features of the Android OS is its customization options. Swap your default icons with that of Iron Man icons, showcase your bad-ass Hello Kitty wallpaper or stick in some of your favorite widgets – from the home screen to lock screen – every part of Android is customizable – unlike that of iOS with a cluttered home screen.
Below are some of the points that will help you to take advantage of Android’s powerful customization options:
A launcher is an important app to help you customize the looks of your Android smartphone, it is one of the quickest and easiest ways to replace your default home screen and make your handset look fresh and most importantly unique.
Nova Launcher has always been our favorite pick, and no wonder why wouldn’t we recommend it to you – it’s fast, smooth, simple to use and offers tons of customization options, like slapping icon packs downloadable from Play Store and changing the look of your home screen the way you like. Icon packs are not only the thing that Nova Launcher has to offer on the table, you can also program your own gestures like, swiping up can launch your camera, whereas swiping down can bring you to your home screen, program the gestures that fancy you most. Simple, yet powerful (like our website).
Choosing fancy wallpapers
Well, everybody adds their own wallpapers, considering there are varieties of wallpapers available on the internet, but choosing the best one is often puzzling. Facet’s low-poly are one of the fanciest and stunning wallpapers I have seen, till date. If that interests you then shelling out some money for the wallpaper could be a humbling way to support the artist (download the app here). The website is full of wallpapers of animals, movie characters, abstract designs and more, which should attract most of the users’ attention towards your smartphone.
Apps like Muzei is another way to keep your phone look fresh and revamped. The app pulls in the best photos from various sources like Reddit and lets you customize the cycle of wallpapers. You can set a slideshow, including your favorite wallpapers, which will change according to the time you set on the app. A nice way to make your boring smartphone look fresh.
Setting fancy ringtones
Just above, we were mentioning about choosing fancy wallpapers and how it changes the way your smartphone look. Just like it, setting fancy ringtones can also change the way your phone look or sound. You may get annoyed when you constantly hear the same alert tone of your inbox for ages, but no worries as sound customization app like Zedge have varieties and thousands of sounds for your smartphone. It’s better to choose a classic alert tone for your message, rather than opting in for “CHOPPA CHOPPA” ringtones and getting kicked out of important meetings.
Android users have one more advantage and that’s the availability of vast amount of keyboard applications on Play Store, while iOS users are still craving for smooth integration of third-party keyboards. A keyboard application is easy to ignore but it’s one of the most used application on the smartphone, and opting in for custom keyboards can not only improve your typing experience or precision, but it also offers a lot of customization options like swapping the colors and changing your desired keyboard themes.
We recommend you to use Fleksy because it is highly customizable with a simple design. It does offer some clunky and funky themes but we are sure that you’ll go for a revolutionary one. While Fleksy doesn’t offer you swiping option like SwiftKey, it does offer you gesture controls which are helpful to cycle via suggestions or delete any words, most importantly it’s useful for any typists.
Skinning your smartphone
While the above-mentioned points were in terms of software experience, this one is in terms of hardware. It does take companies years of hard work to design their phone but wrapping up your handset in a stylish layer of protective vinyl skin is not a bad idea. A company like dbrand offers precisely designed vinyl skin for your smartphones which will protect it from scratches and dents. Instead of opting in for bulky cases, you could cover your lovely smartphone with a thin layer of stylish vinyl skin.
Not to worries, the skins from dbrand are easily removable and thankfully won’t leave any sticky leftovers behind. A perfect way to showcase your smartphone without boring any of your friends.