How to theme Android for awesome customizations

fr_teaser-packs-icon-androidabilityThemes and icon packs are a great way to customize the look of your smartphone and we regularly share cool lists of our favorite icon packs for Android. But the more you get the harder it becomes to manage them. If you’re familiar with custom launchers, custom ROMs and theming engines then you’ve got a head start, but if you’re just thinking about diving into the world of themes and custom icons, then this guide is for you.

Custom launchers

The wide range of custom launchers for Android like Nova LauncherApex Launcher and many more are perfectly equipped for making your icon life and theming a lot easier. Of course, if you’ve already grabbed yourself a custom launcher to set up your home screen and app drawer just how you like it then customizing your icons is probably the next thing on your to-do list. You can access your installed icon packs from the custom launcher’s settings menu and you can easily select which icons, skins and fonts to use. Feel free to mix them up!

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Custom launchers usually make it super easy to manage icons and themes. / © ANDROIDPIT

The Play Store is chock full of themes for Nova, Apex and co. Pro tip: long pressing on an app icon will bring up a menu that allows you to individually select an app icon for it from any of the icon packs you have installed. Here’s how it looks:

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