Personalization is the essence of an Android phone. You can change the launcher and you can also apply themes. This will change and add to the overall appearance of your phone when the screen is on. Previously, you had to use third-party apps to change the theme. Now the same functionality is provided on many phone manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, etc. Let’s see how to use these Samsung themes to brighten up your phone.
In Samsung, you get a separate app called Samsung Themes Store for all your personalization needs. It contains themes, wallpapers and icon packs. While it’s easy to use, it does have some hidden features that you may not know about.
What are these? Let’s see in this article where we cover the tips and tricks related to Samsung themes.
1. Add to wishlist
Sometimes we like a certain theme or icon pack, but it can be expensive to hold you back. Since the price keeps changing, you can add it to your wish list to easily keep track of it. This would save you from having to search for the required item.
To add a theme, wallpaper, or icon pack to your wish list, open it in the Galaxy Theme Store. Then tap the wish list icon in the upper right corner.
2. Restore the original theme
Downloading a theme or icon pack is easy. Just press the Download button. But what if you don’t like the current theme or an icon pack and want to restore the original theme or icon pack? To do this, you do not need to delete the downloaded item. You can simply delete the current theme and restore the original one.
To do this, open the Galaxy Theme Store app and tap the three-bar icon in the upper left corner. Select My Stuff from the menu.
Here you will find your themes, wallpapers and icon packs. Tap Default to delete the custom theme and restore the original.
3. Delete multiple items
If you want to completely remove the theme, wallpaper, or icon pack, go to the My Stuff screen. Then open the required item and press the Delete button.
To delete multiple items, go to the My Stuff screen. Tap the tab whose items you want to delete. Tap the three-dot icon at the top and select Delete. Then choose the items you want to delete.
4. Use a powerful search
The Galaxy Themes store is a storehouse for many themes, wallpapers, and icon packs. Sometimes it becomes difficult to find the right thing. Fortunately, you can search for an item of your choice in this app.
If you look closely at the Themes app, you will notice a search icon in the upper right corner. Tap it and an advanced search screen will greet you. You can search by color, category, etc.
5. Quickly access the theme store
By default, you must long press on the home screen and click on the Themes option. If you don’t like this way of opening the Samsung Themes store, you can create its icon and add it to the Home screen and the app drawer.
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To do this, open the Galaxy Themes app. Then tap the three bar icon at the top. You will see the settings icon. Tap it.
Activate the toggle next to the Add Galaxy Themes icon. Once you have done this, a new icon for the Galaxy Themes app will be added to your phone.
6. Share the item
If your friends like your current theme or icon pack, you can easily share it with them using the native sharing feature. To do this, open the Galaxy Themes store and access the item you want to share from My Stuff. Tap the share icon at the top. Choose the required app from which you want to share it. Of course, your friends must have Samsung Themes Store to check it out.
7. Transfer to a new phone
If you are switching to a new Samsung phone, your items purchased from the theme store can easily be transferred to the new phone. Fortunately, this does not involve any manual labor. Just sign in to your Samsung account on the new phone. Then launch the Themes app and tap the three bar icon at the top. Select the items purchased. You will find your downloaded articles here.
8. Create a custom theme
Although the theme store offers many themes, you can even create a custom one. Instead of applying a theme, you should change the wallpaper and add a similar icon pack. Of course, this won’t apply to the entire phone, but something is better than nothing.
However, if you really want to create a custom theme, you can do that with the Good Lock feature on phones running Samsung One UI 2.0. Learn how to do this using Good Lock.
9. Download the current wallpaper
This tip is not limited to Samsung themes only. You can use it on any phone. When you use the theme stores to set a wallpaper, these wallpapers do not appear in your gallery. You can use a third-party application called Get Current Wallpaper to view and save the wallpaper.
Once you’ve installed the app, launch it and grant storage permission. Then tap Get wallpaper to get the home screen wallpaper or use Get lock screen to exit the lock screen. Your wallpaper will be saved in your gallery.
Samsung’s One UI launcher coupled with Samsung Themes can collectively give other launchers and thematic apps a run for their money. We hope Samsung will also continue to improve its customization game in the future. If you don’t like the wallpapers offered by Samsung, check out our wallpaper section to download free wallpapers for your desktop and phone.
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Last updated March 3, 2020