Samsung Theme Store: What it is and how to use it
Samsung is one of the few OEMs still offering themes. They are not available in Android inventory and may be one of the best reasons to make OEM adjustments. In any case, Samsung Theme Storage is fairly simple, with themes, icons and wallpapers. There are even themes that are constantly displayed.
This is a great, easy, and inexpensive way to customize your Samsung device, and is one of the more competent ways to build an OEM device on Android. Take a quick look at the Samsung Theme Store and what you can do with it.
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Fortunately, the Samsung Theme Store is not a complicated piece of software. The app's interface consists of four main elements:
- There are four sections at the bottom: wallpapers, themes, icons, and always-on designs. Click to view this particular section.
- At the top, the navigation options for each section are listed: Selected, Top, and New. It lets you search for content and is consistent across all four major sections.
- Scrolling up, you can see all previously downloaded content for this section. For example, clicking wallpapers and scrolling up will show all downloaded wallpapers. This makes it easier to reapply a theme or wallpaper.
- At the top of the screen are some more options: (from left to right) Category, Search, Profile and Settings. All these things are pretty self-explanatory. The category icon lets you sort the different sections in each section by main color and topic. You can see these four icons in the picture at the top of the article.
That's what it's about. The tools above allow you to access everything in the topic store.
Some themes of the Samsung Theme Store are quite colorful, sometimes even too colorful.
This is the most important part of the topic store. The topics cover many areas of the operating system and the user interface, including settings, quick settings, contact app, dialer app, inventory message app, lock screen, and keyboard. Samsung has done a great job here with variety and the themes vary in color and style. Many also contain constantly displayable themes as well as icons and wallpapers.
Like wallpapers, there are both free and premium variants, and prices range from under a dollar to three dollars. There is no big difference between free and premium content in terms of quality. However, premium content is usually delivered with extras like always-on-display themes. Some of the theme makers only want a few dollars for their work, which is completely understandable.
In early 2019, Samsung announced a possible deadline of 14 days for free topics. However, we can assume that you can reapply the free theme at the end of the time limit. We will update this piece with more details as they become available.
We have no real complaints about the subject area of the Samsung Theme Store. There are a lot of themes with a bunch of colors and some decent blacks if you want something AMOLED-friendly. Anyone looking for an AMOLED-friendly theme should try Black Onyx by Gabriel Santana.
Icon packs in theme store are inconsistent, we do not recommend them.
The icon section wants to be an important part of the theme. Unfortunately, Samsung has a lot to do here. Icon packs are plentiful and follow the same price structures as anything else. There are free options, and premium packages rarely cost more than $ 2.00. Most themes are also supplied with icon packs.
To be honest, we are a bit uncertain about that. Unlike the ones from the Google Play Store, Icon Packs from the Samsung Theme Store do not show all the phone icons and it's pretty eye-catching (see picture above). This makes the experience a bit cheaper and makes everything look uneven. Some may not mind and that's fine, but icon packs on Google Play cost about the same and do a much better job.
Some of the always-on display themes are quite complex.
Always-On Display Themes
Finally, we come to always-on display themes. This will change what appears on your screen when it is off as long as your phone's feature is enabled. Proceed as follows:
- Open the settings.
- Click Lock Screen.
- Select the Always On check box.
- You can click the name to see more detailed controls, including the time The Always On display shows what type of content you want to display and settings for saving energy.
The motives are mostly funny little pictures that appear instead of (or beside) the clock and the battery indicator. Some of them contain animations. The animated always-on displays look super cool, but we're sure there's a battery drain somewhere somewhere.
The motifs are available in both Premium and Free versions. Most of the animated material is first class and prices are up to $ 1.00. Of course, this only makes sense if you're actually using the always-on display, though this might be a good reason to try it out. In any case, those who definitely do not use it will rarely find in this part of the topic store.
The category icon allows you to browse by color or category.
The Samsung Theme Store is one of the best themed stores of all OEM manufacturers. Here and there are some shortcomings, namely wallpaper sizes and icon packs. However, it still provides comparatively above average experience.
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