Best Themes and Launchers for iOS and Android Phone

May 2017

One of the first things you can do when you buy a smartphone is to give it your personal style, either with external accessories or by installing themes. Apart from fulfilling an aesthetic function, the 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 is not the same in each of these. The themes for iOS are the most elaborate but Android themes have greater possibility of personalization. There are programs that even allow the user to elaborate their own theme.

We have selected the best themes for each operating system.


Themes for iOS

To change the theme of your iPhone you must jailbreak it. But this will void your phone warranty. If you decide to jailbreak it, it will be entirely your responsibility. After "releasing" your device you can install one of these ten themes selected by the editors. Otherwise, there are some packs of wallpapers and screensavers in the App Store, the majority are paid (ranging from € 0.79 to € 2.39).


The themes we have selected are available through the WinterBoard application, which can be downloaded from Cydia. This application is not official, since it can only be installed after the jailbreak. On the menu: themed wallpapers, new icons, screensavers and custom applications.



Silent Nite v2
This Christmas theme allows you to get ahead of Christmas. 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 theme for Halloween, with wallpapers and themed icons, to have a terrifying interface.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.





Futurama HD
Something that will cheer the fans, with icons representing the characters in the series, and many wallpapers.

Compatible with versions 4.2.1 and later.







Super Mario Fix
Something to satisfy the followers of Mario; Theme with wallpapers and icons from the Mario world, very well elaborated.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.






Niffob Nokta
For pixels lovers, this original theme will immerse your iPhone in the 80's, as long as you like the color red. 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 melon motifs will refresh your iPhone, in addition to giving it a fun look. 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
Flowered and spring-like, this theme will brighten the interface of your iPhone with a score of beautiful icons (apple shaped) and a wallpaper.

Compatible with versions 3.X and later.







OS7
OS7 is nothing more or less than the Windows Phone 7 interface on your iPhone. But it's only for the aesthetic look of it, the 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 through the themes. They are usually installed through app launchers or launchers that are available in the Google Play store.




Steel Blue
If you like blue and steel, this theme is for you. But 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, carefully worked, 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, mostly designed by the same 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 compatible with Go Launcher EX. It has the possibility to configure different interfaces, with a series of square penguins, or frosty icons. The theme is dynamic, and passes from day to night according to the time.

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 be best appreciated at night thanks to icons in the form of neon tubes. Available in red, pink and green.

Available for free on Google Play.




Arrow Launcher
Arrow is the launcher developed by Microsoft, with very simple startup screens that allow 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 February 5, 2017 at 04:23 PM by MelissaCCM.
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