How to change the theme on Samsung’s One UI

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Samsung has recently unveiled its latest rendition of software for the Galaxy lines. Much like it’s hardware, the OS is an iteration of the company’s vision of Android. One UI is a much cleaner experience than previous versions of Samsung’s offerings.

One thing that has remained in One UI is Samsung really wants you to customize your phone’s interface. Theming is offered by default at the OS level on the latest Galaxy phones and we are here to show you how to set up a new theme to alter the feel of your device.

What’s it do?

Changing the theme will change your default colors and sometimes icons of things like the wallpaper, settings page, and notification panel. This allows users to really customize their phones how they see fit. From dark themes to flowers, Samsung has a vast store of themes available.

How to get there.

Now, let’s make it happen! Unlock your phone and follow along.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Find and select Wallpapers and themes
  • This will take you to the Samsung Store
  • Tap the Themes tab at the bottom of the screen
  • Find a new theme that suits your personality
  • Download and Apply
  • Confirm you want to apply the theme one more time

Theme all the things!

As you can see from the last two screenshots above, you now have a brand new theme applied. The dark theme has taken over my Settings menus and the notification shade. Icons have adapted to the new theme as well with new light blue colors.

Most Android OEMs tend to shy away from themes. They leave that kind of stuff up to independent developers and custom launchers. I think it’s a big step for the leading manufacturer of Android phones to embrace theming and offer this kind of customization on the Galaxy lineup. Enjoy your new themes!

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