What is Samsung Galaxy S6 themes?
One of the most welcomed improvements of TouchWiz in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is the support of themes, with which you can customize your phone easily and get different feels of the phone instantly.
You can just imagine Samsung Galaxy S6 themes are template of the phone. You can customize how the phone looks using different color scheme and different icons.
The default Galaxy S6 theme may look elegant. But there are always different tastes from different groups of Galaxy S6 owners.
In the old TouchWiz, Samsung only allows you to change the wallpaper of home screen or lock screen. Now, you can customize almost all visual elements of Galaxy S6 with Samsung Galaxy S6 themes. There are already some third-party themes designed for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
How to change Samsung Galaxy S6 themes?
You can change and apply new themes from two different locations:
- from home screen options.
- from Settings— Themes.
The procedures are similar. The only difference is how you initiate the process of changing Samsung Galaxy S6 themes.
Step 1: Access home screen options.
In Galaxy S6 home screen, if you tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together, home screen options will be displayed as below (please read this page on using Galaxy S6 home screen).
Tap Themes as shown below.
Step 2: Choose available themes.
By default, Samsung put links of two additional Galaxy S6 themes in the available themes list page.
For example, you are interested in Space theme for your Galaxy S6.
Tap the Space theme as shown above.
Step 3: Download the themes.
As the Space theme was not installed on the phone yet, you need download from Samsung Theme store.
If the theme is already downloaded, you will be directed to step 4.
Before downloading, you can check the look of home screen, lock screen, icons, phone app, contacts app and messages app of this Galaxy S6 theme.
Tap DOWNLOAD as shown below.
Tap Accept and download as shown below to acknowledge the permission warnings. Actually, most Samsung Galaxy S6 themes do not require any special permissions.
Step 4: Apply the new theme for Galaxy s6
Tap APPLY as shown below.
Now you will get a warning message of:
Applying this theme will close all apps and unsaved data will be lost.
Tap APPLY as shown below to apply the space theme for your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge.
Of course, you should close all apps before trying new Samsung Galaxy S6 themes.
Step 5: Enjoy the new theme of Galaxy S6. Enjoy the new look.
The home screen and apps screen of this Space theme are shown below.
As mentioned, you can also initiate the whole process of changing Galaxy S6 themes from Settings.
In the Settings page, tap Themes as shown below.
Then select one from the available themes.
The other procedures are exactly as steps 3-5.
How to download more Samsung Galaxy S6 themes? How to create a shortcut to Theme Store?
Samsung Galaxy S6 themes got wide support from many designers and developers.
In addition to a lot free themes released by Samsung, there are slao many free themes from other developers and designers.
You can access all these Samsung Galaxy S6 themes from Samsung Theme Store.
In the Settings–Themes page, tap STORE as shown below.
The first thing you should do is to create a shortcut to Theme store so that you can access the Theme store from your home screen directly.
Tap Create shortcut to Theme Store as shown below.
Tap CREATE SHORTCUT as shown below.
By default, the Theme Store shortcut will be put in the home of home screens.
You can later move it to other home screen panels as shown below.
Now, you can download and apply any of the Samsung Galaxy S6 themes that are available in the Theme store.
What apps are customized in Samsung Galaxy S6 themes?
Samsung Galaxy S6 themes mainly for customizing the home screen and a few system apps. Apps from third-party or from Google are never affected, except the icons.
Most Samsung Galaxy S6 themes customize:
- Home screen
- Apps screen
- Lock screen
- Notification panel
- Phone app
- Contacts app
- Messages app
- app icons
Can you customize your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge with Samsung Galaxy S6 themes?
Please let us know in the comment box below, if you have any questions or encounter any problems on customizing your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge with Samsung Galaxy S6 themes.
We will try to help you.
For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.