There’s no need mentioning that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the greatest Android phones ever made and if you’re planning to buy one, you’re definitely making an excellent choice. One of the best parts of Samsung’s new flagship is the operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Even though we must admit that we have a soft spot for stock Android, Sammy did a great job with the new TouchWiz, which now looks cleaner than ever and gives you the possibility to customize your phone in a couple of very interesting ways.
Therefore, we’ve put together a list with a few tips on how to customize your Samsung Galaxy S7 and make it stand out of the crowd.
Customize the Always On Display
By far one of the most interesting additions, the Always On Display has a tons of options you can choose from. By default, if shows a clock, but you can change it with a calendar or even a image.
Simply go to
Settings > Display > Always On Display
and tap on
Content to Show
You can even choose your favorite watch face, calendar styles and 3 different wallpapers. And if these aren’t enough, the Samsung themes store allows you to download more.
Customize your Samsung Galaxy S7 lockscreen
Lockscreen shortcuts are always useful, as we all have some favorite apps we want to quickly access, without unlocking the phone. Most people will opt for Phone and Camera, but this doesn’t mean that you have to be like everybody.
Head over to
Settings > Lock screen and security > Info and app shortcuts
You can select the apps you want to be displayed on your lockscreen or totally remove them, if you prefer a cleaner look.
Customize icon backgrounds
You know what they say, it’s the little things that matter. Well, a tiny detail can make the difference, even if we’re talking just about the background of your icons.
Settings > Phone > Icon Backgrounds
and choose the
Icons only option
Your homescreen will look much more cleaner without that white shade surrounding the icons.
Change your theme
Alongside the Galaxy S6, Samsung introduced the ability to change themes and, fortunately, it’s still present. You have a lot of options in the Theme Store, most of them available for free, which can totally change the way your phone looks.
As a hint, try something that matches your wallpaper, in order to obtain that smooth look everybody will appreciate.
Pin your most used settings
When it comes to settings, the Galaxy S7 surely has a lot of them. It can be a little frustrating to search for something you use often each time you want to change, but there’s a solution for this.
Samsung’s new flagship has a different Settings menu, but you can pin the most-used setting to the top of the page, so you can quickly find what you need. Pretty cool, huh?
And there you have it, ladies and gents, a few tips on how to customize your Samsung Galaxy S7 which won’t just make it look better, but will also improve accessibility.