- Tap Theme (should be an icon automatically on the home screen).
- Scroll through the featured themes and tap the one you like.
- It will take you to the Google Play Store where you just click Install.
- Go back to the home screen and tap Theme again.
- Go to My Themes (top right).
- Tap the theme you just installed and click apply.
- Done! Now you can just fiddle around and customize the fonts and layout of your screens!
Cute phone themes- Dodol launcher
Sunday, 4 August 2013
I have had an android phone for over a year and until yesterday did not know you could download themes and customize the look of your phone! Thanks Suzi for showing me your amazing blinged out phone, I was seriously like :O you can do that?! Where have I been living for the past decade.
Firstly, lets just say I am not very technologically inclined. I downloaded a bunch of apps from the Play store upon recommendation such as Go Launcher and Phone Theme Shop, but I just couldn't figure out how to change the themes and was getting so stressed and confused! I seriously spent an hour just trying to figure it out and only managed to download 1 theme. And after that I couldn't replicate my actions and download another. Some of the themes required 'coins', some required an account, some I could download only a few parts of the theme and from those only a few would let me install them! Not to mention it downloaded a whole heap of other random applications onto my phone which I promptly deleted, I can't stand clutter -__-.
This was the first theme from Phone Theme Shop that I managed to download. I am fairly sure it was called Vintage Flower, however I didn't really like it that much... It was just way too blingy and girly for my liking.
So then I downloaded Dodol launcher and deleted all the Go applications I'd downloaded in the hope that it would be less confusing and I was correct! Once downloaded these are the simple steps I took:
Here are some of the free themes I installed:
Neutral White. Too boring for me though.
Molang. Too busy for me! The icons are very cute though, perhaps I will try this one later with a different wallpaper.
Drawing Note. Very School-like lol. I find I am quite attracted to the themes that have icons that have that hand drawn effect. Probably my second favorite.
Finally, my favorite! This one is called Lovely Drawings and I love the style of the doodles, girly but not too over the top.
Another great thing is that you can mix and match- here I just changed the background to something cuter! I love it so much! But I'm sure I'll be exploring way more themes soon- there are literally hundreds to choose from- it's quite stressful lol! By the way, here I have changed the font to Retro Thin.
Overall, I highly recommend Dodol launcher because it's the least confusing, fuss free app for techno noobs like me who just want to have a cute display! I don't care too much for customizing my keyboard, contacts list or dial pad- I tried it with the Go keyboard and found it a lot harder to use Swype on it. So I have left those aspects as original.
On another note, I can't believe the first week of Uni is over already! That's crazy. I still feel very chilled but I'm sure that will change very soon.
PS. I have a Sony Xperia in case any one is wondering. I have not yet come across anyone who has the same phone as me! I think it's pretty good!