Best Themes and Launchers for iOS and Android Phones

December 2017

One of the first things that you might want to do after you buy an Android or iOS smartphone is to give it your personal style, either with external accessories or by installing themes. Apart from fulfilling an aesthetic function, these themes can offer a better user experience, allowing your interaction with the device to be more pleasant and efficient.

There are a lot of themes for each operating system, but the installation process is not the same for each of them. The themes for iOS are the most elaborate, but Android themes have greater personalization possibilities.

In this article, we have selected the best themes for each operating system.


Themes for iOS

In order to be able to change your iPhone's theme, you must jailbreak it. (Note that this will void your phone's warranty, making any future repairs your entire responsibility.)

After unlocking your device, you can install one of these ten editor-selected themes. The themes that we have selected are available through the WinterBoard application, which can be downloaded from Cydia. Outside of these, the App store contains many options, most of which are not free and range from about $1 to about $3.


Silent Nite v2
This Christmas theme allows you to get ready for Christmas at any point in the year. It has a hundred new icons, five wallpapers, and a new interface.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.


Buuf2
A very nice old-school theme, with 1,170 icons, a weather background, a notification bar, SMS balloons, a new battery icon, and a new slider to unlock.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.


Picnic HD
Designed for iPhone 4 Retina display, but also compatible with previous versions. It has a new unlock screen, wallpaper, battery icon, and a notification bar.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.


Limbo HD
Also available in HD, this theme has a wallpaper, a screen saver, an SMS interface, new icons in the form of stickers, and a media player.

Compatible with versions 4.2.1 and later.


Gant Halloween
A very good, spooky theme for Halloween, with wallpapers and themed icons.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.


Futurama HD
For Futurama fans everywhere, with icons representing the characters in the series and many wallpapers.

Compatible with versions 4.2.1 and later.


Super Mario Fix
This theme, made with Mario fans in mind, includes wallpapers and icons from the Mario world.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.


Niffob Nokta
This original theme will bring your iPhone back to the 80's, mimicking the digital design style of the decade. It has 80 icons, a single black wallpaper, and a red dock (shortcut bar).

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.


iMelon
This theme with a melon pattern will really refresh your iPhone. It includes a large number of icons, wallpapers, and thematic interfaces for your applications (games, applications, messages, etc.)

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.


Cartoon Apple
Floral and spring-like, this theme will brighten the interface of your iPhone with a score of beautiful icons and a wallpaper.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.


OS7
OS7 is nothing more or less than the Windows Phone 7 interface for your iPhone. However, it's purely aesthetic, and your iOS features will not change.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.

Themes and Launchers for Android

Android is one of the mobile platforms that allows more customization. Each manufacturer presents its terminals with its own set of icons, screen designs, colors, and widgets. However, it is very easy to give your device a new look via themes. They are usually installed through apps or launchers, both of which are available in the Google Play store.

Steel Blue
If you like the colors blue and steel, this theme is for you. However, it only works on devices that have a CyanogenMod ROM installed.

Available in Google Play for 2,09 €.


Go Launcher EX
This launcher is among the most popular apps in the Google Play store. It offers a very complete interface that is carefully crafted with very nice 3D effects. It has thousands of themes, folder and application management, context menus, etc.

Available for free on Google Play.


Buzz Launcher
One of the launchers with the most themes available, – more than half a million — this launcher is full of themes designed by the very users of the service. It also includes a function to run apps using custom gestures and a RAM releaser.

Available for free on Google Play.


K-Penguin Theme GO Launcher EX
The penguins are the protagonists in this popular theme, which is compatible with Go Launcher EX. It allows you to configure different interfaces, filling your screen with square penguins or frosty icons., for example The theme is dynamic and passes from day to night according to the actual time of day.

Available for free on Google Play.


Themer
Similar to Go Launcher EX, Themer offers you interesting customization features, with hundreds of themes, high resolution wallpapers, and countless icon packs. It is among the most appreciated applications among users.

Available for free on Google Play.


Neon Blue GO Launcher EX
A theme compatible with GO Launcher EX that will is most fun at night due to its neon icons. It is available in red, pink, and green.

Available for free on Google Play.


Arrow Launcher
Arrow is a Microsoft-developed launcher that has very simple startup screens, allowing quick access to your most used applications and recent activities. You can also customize your device with daily Bing wallpapers. Furthermore, it is integrated with Wunderlist and Microsoft Office.

Available for free on Google Play.

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Published by MelissaCCM. Latest update on November 5, 2017 at 06:49 AM by owilson.
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