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Customize themes and icons on your Galaxy phone

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From sports to sparkles, your phone has a theme for every style. You can customize the themes, wallpapers, and icons on your phone to fit your tastes. And if you have Samsung account, you can even download themes or icons you've already purchased on another device.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model. 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. Now, you can swipe up to view the available themes and then select the one you want to download.

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 points or coupons. Tap Pay now to confirm. You can also tap Download trial for paid themes if you'd like to test it out first.

Themes tab selected in Galaxy Themes

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 My page (the person icon in the top right corner), and then tap Themes under My stuff. Select your desired theme, view the details, and then tap Apply. Next, 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 instead.

My page screen with Themes icon highlighted

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. Finally, 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 points or coupons. Tap Pay now to confirm.

Galaxy Themes screen with Icons tab selected

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.

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area. Tap Themes, and then tap Icons. To view all of your icons, tap My page (the person icon in the top right corner), and then tap Icons under My stuff. Select your desired icons, and then tap Apply.

My page screen with Icons option highlighted

Delete themes

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

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area, and then tap Themes. Tap My page (the person icon in the top right corner), and then tap Purchased items. Tap Delete (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.

Purchased items screen with Delete icon highlighted

Delete icons

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

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area of the screen. Tap Themes, and then tap My page (the person icon in the top right corner). Tap Purchased items, and then tap Icons.

Tap Delete (the trash icon) in the upper right corner and select the icons you'd like to remove. Tap Delete at the bottom to confirm.

Purchased items screen with Delete icon highlighted

Recover purchased themes

No one wants to pay twice for the same thing. If you connect your phone to a 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 My page (the person icon in the top right corner). Tap Purchased items, and then tap Download next to the theme you want to recover on your phone. You can repeat this process as many times as needed.

A list of purchased themes with Download option

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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