Customize themes and icons on your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Feb 05. 2021
Customize themes and icons on your Galaxy phone

From sports to sparkles, your phone has a variety of themes. You can customize the themes, wallpapers, and icons on your Galaxy phone to suit your tastes. And if you have Samsung account, you can even download themes or icons you have already purchased on another device.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries. After the Pie OS update, you can no longer remove icon frames.

Download themes

Want something extra to jazz up your phone? Just download a new theme.

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area, and then tap Themes. If it's your first time using Themes, read the information, and then tap Continue. Now, you can swipe up to view the available themes and then select the one you want to download.

Download themes

Tap Download if it's a free theme, or tap the price (e.g. $0.99) if it's a paid theme. Choose between Select payment method or Use discounts. If needed, enter your payment information. Tap Pay now to confirm.

Note: You can also tap Download trial for paid themes if you'd like to test it out first.

Change your theme

You've had that theme for quite some time. If you want to change your theme and you already have another one downloaded or saved, all you need to do is apply it.

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area, and then tap Themes. To view all your themes, tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), then tap My stuff, and then tap Themes.

Change your theme

Select your desired theme, view the details, and then tap Apply. If needed, tap Apply one more time to confirm.

Note: Once you apply a theme, it cannot be undone. You will have to apply the default theme or another theme if you no longer want to use it.

Download icons

Want to show off your passion for your favorite hobby? Try customizing your phone by downloading new icons.

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area, and then tap Themes. Tap Icons, swipe up to view the available icons, and then select the one you want to download.

Download icons

Tap Download if it's a free icon set, or tap the price (e.g. $0.99) if it's a paid icon set. Choose between Select payment method or Use discounts. If it's your first time using Themes, read the information, and then tap Continue. Tap Pay now to confirm.

Change your icons

Maybe you're a little tired of those icons. If you want to change your icons and already have another set downloaded or saved, just follow these steps to apply it.

Change your icons

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area. Tap Themes, and then tap Icons. To view all of your icons, tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), then tap My stuff, and then tap Icons under My stuff. Select your desired icons, and then tap Apply.

Delete themes

Oops, you downloaded the wrong theme by mistake. Just delete it; it's no trouble at all.

Delete themes

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area, and then tap Themes. Tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), and then tap Purchased items. Tap the Delete icon (the trash icon) in the upper right corner and select the theme or themes you'd like to remove. Tap Delete at the bottom to confirm.

Delete icons

If you change your mind, you can delete icons any time you want.

Delete icons

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area of the screen. Tap Themes, and then tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines). Tap Purchased items, and then tap Icons. Tap the Delete icon (the trash icon) in the upper right corner and select the icons you would like to remove. Tap Delete at the bottom to confirm.

Recover purchased themes

No one wants to pay twice for the same thing. If you connect your phone to your Samsung account, you can recover purchased items, even if you purchased them on another device.

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area, and then tap Themes. Tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), and then tap Purchased items. Tap Download next to the theme you want to recover on your phone. You can repeat this process as many times as needed.

Recover purchased themes

Note: You can recover purchased wallpapers or icons from the same page. Simply use the menu at the top of the screen.

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