Do you use themes on your smartphone?

Do you use themes on your smartphone?
Nowadays, most popular manufacturers put a theme store on their upper-class handsets. And, for those who don't, there are always custom launchers that support 3rd party icon packs and some crazy customization options.

But then again, having too much choice is sometimes a burden, isn't it? “This theme looks better than the last one, but lacks this and that”; “This theme would've been perfect if only it had x”, so on and so forth. Unless the stock UI skin is abysmal, we can see why many people choose to forgo the whole theme shenanigans overall.

Where do you stand? Do you pick a new theme on a regular basis, always on the search for the one that's “just right”? Or do you only swap it every once in a couple of blue moons? Or never?

Do you use custom themes?

I switch mine often!
Every once in a while, just to freshen things up a bit.
I may or may not pick one theme at the start and pretty much forget to ever change it.
Nah, I don't care about custom themes.



1. libra89

Posts: 2338; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

For the phones that I have owned which support themes, I change every once in a while.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Using the substratum theme engine and usually stick to one theme, but with different color settings on a 2-weekly basis. The icons stay the same, only the colors change on my homescreen, apps and settings.

3. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I change theme when I change wallpaper picture. For example I'm a Vik so if I add a player I slap a purple theme on it, and I change locks screen, home screen, message screen. Love Samsung

4. nikhil23

Posts: 506; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Not sure if anyone remembers it but long ago (HTC Desire and Desire HD) had a theme store on android 2.2 and it was pretty good. They removed it when they pushed update(to 2.3). That was a very good theme engine. After that, Samsung came up with a cool theme store. Custom launchers are good on android but are limited (doesn't change settings page, dialer etc). I like the way Samsung implemented themes as it changes settings page, music player, dialer.....

5. KingSam

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

How about "Maybe, if my phone supported it".

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Buy a device that supports themes, and you won't need that as an option.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Users of iOS need not apply or vote! Samsung Themes is an awesome app. Even themes I purchased for my S6 and note 5, work perfect on my S8+.

12. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I wish they brought the themes to tablets.

8. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

It's pretty much the only reason that I have stayed with android. That and amoled,qhd,screens

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I use the same i2HD theme from my last jailbroken iPhone on my OnePlus One, way easier to make and apply via Nova Launcher than with winterboard on iOS. So far, have no reason to switch to any other theme yet...

10. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I use the in Cyanogen theme engine built into CM 13 running on my Note 10.1 2014 Edition. I change themes once every 24 hours, so a new theme every day... well almost. If i really like a theme, I might stick with it for 2 or 3 days.

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

When I still worked for Verizon changed my theme weekly, now once every few months.

13. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016


14. Krjal

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I just find a good, clean, dark skin and stick with it. Needed something for OLED at night. Too much white usually.

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