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Manage Themes and Icons on Galaxy S8 & S8+

Switch up your style when you customize the themes and icons on S8 and S8+ to your taste. You can change wallpaper, adjust icons, and download themes to your phone.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Change the Theme

From famous characters, to sports to glitter and sparkles, there is a theme for everyone. Show some personality on your phone by applying a theme. Here’s how to pick one:

Default themes are available from VIEW ALL.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area.

  2. Touch Wallpapers and themes > Themes.

  3. To view all of your themes, touch VIEW ALL, and then select the desired theme. 

  4. View the details and then touch APPLY.

    Note: To delete a downloaded theme, touch DELETE.

Change the Icons

Customize your icons based on your favorite hobbies. Baseball, anyone? Oh, and just FYI: changing icons will change their shape and theme. Choose a set of icons by following the instructions below.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area.

  2. Touch Wallpapers and themes > Icons.

  3. To view all of your icons, touch VIEW ALL, and then select the desired theme.

  4. Review the following information and then touch APPLY.

    Note: To delete a downloaded icon, touch DELETE.

Download Themes

Let's spruce up your phone with a new theme. There are tons available for download. Here's how you can view and download themes:

  1. From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area.

  2. Touch Wallpapers and themes > Themes.

  3. Swipe up to view the available themes, select the theme you want to download, and then touch DOWNLOAD

To return to the default theme, touch VIEW ALL under My themes and then touch Default. You can also delete downloaded themes by touching DELETE.

Download Icons

Still not satisfied with all this decorating? Give your phone the finishing touch by downloading new icons. There are free icons and ones available for purchase.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area.

  2. Touch Wallpapers and themes > Icons.

  3. Swipe up to view the available icons, select the icon you want to download, and then touch DOWNLOAD.

To return to the default icon, touch VIEW ALL under My icons and then touch Default. You can also delete downloaded icons by touching DELETE.

Recover Purchased Themes

Who wants to pay twice for the same item? Connecting your phone to a Samsung account has many advantages, like the ability to recover purchased items, even if you purchased them on another device.

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area, and then touch Themes. Touch More Options in the top right corner, and then select My page. Finally, touch Purchased items, and all the themes you purchased will be listed. Touch DOWNLOAD to install the corresponding theme on your phone. Repeat this process as many times as needed.

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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