While you can’t go around and buy a new phone every month to settle your longings for change, you can revamp your existing Android to keep feeling new. Thanks to Android, it comes with a countless number of customization options that can almost remake your device. Read this guide to know how you can customize your phone to get rid of that default look and achieve a brand new avatar.
Put Another Wallpaper
The first thing that comes up whenever you turn on your phone is its wallpaper. So, make sure you have applied something artistic or cool enough because you will be watching this image over and over again. Also, make it a point to change your wallpaper after now and then. This habit will make a difference, and you won’t feel bored with your phone.
Changing the wallpaper on your phone is as easy as turning it on. All you have to do is long-press anywhere on the black space around the home screen until some options show up. Tap on “Styles & wallpapers,” then choose “Wallpaper.” Different wallpaper images will come up for you; choose one to put it as the backdrop for your phone’s home screen, lock screen, or both. Instead of “Wallpapers,” you can select “Gallery.” This will open up your gallery, and you can choose any image from there to use it as your wallpaper.
Try Different Widgets
Adding widgets to your home screen can prove fairly useful, plus they also look interesting. There are a lot of widgets options. For example, you can add a calendar widget to see your forthcoming schedule right when you open your phone. A media player widget will provide you playback controls, saving you the struggle to find your music app from the countless apps your phone has.
To add a widget on your home screen, long-press anywhere on the black space around the home screen and tap on ‘Widgets’ from the options that appear. This will direct you to the widget gallery. Touch and hold the widget you wish to add on your home screen, and you are done.
Rearrange the Apps on The Home Screen
The visual appeal of your home screen can make or break your experience with the phone. Just how you changed the wallpaper of your phone, try rearranging the apps as well. It will completely change how your Android looks and the way you use it. Because now your apps are not placed where they were kept earlier. It might take you a few days to get used to this arrangement, but it is interesting how you keep going back to the previous location of those apps.
Luckily, Android is extremely flexible when moving around the app icons, widgets, and web shortcuts. All you have to do is tap and hold any app icon and drag it wherever you want to place it. Plus, you can create icon packs to keep all of them from the same category in a folder. Simply drag one app on another, and an icon stack (folder) will be formed.
Enable Dark Mode
Switch to the dark mode to get an all-new feel of your Android interface. This hyped-up feature will help you save battery plus, and it goes easy on your eyes. While the dark mode was earlier available only with certain apps, Android themes now include this feature to enjoy across the phone. To enable dark mode, go to the “Settings,” then tap on “Display,” followed by “Dark theme.” Push the slider for the “Dark Mode” to the “On” position.
With these few tweaks, your Android phone should feel all-new. Additionally, you must keep the Operating System of your Android updated. As it sometimes comes with few changes in the interface, which are enough to excite you for a while.