Did you get a new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? One of Samsung’s latest features it has included on its devices is the ability to personalize the look of your icons, wallpaper, sounds, and colors with the ability to swap out “themes”. There isn’t a whole lot to downloading a theme, and if you don’t like it you can simply follow the instructions again and swap back to your old theme.


Here’s how to change your theme:

Applies to the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note 5, S7, and S7 edge.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Settings .
  3. Go to the Personalize menuScreenshot_20160317-215345
  4. Touch Themes Themes Settings Icon.
    Note: It may be necessary to touch the PERSONAL tab and then touch Themes.
  5. Touch one of the available themes, or touch STORE to open the Samsung Theme Store and select another theme.Screenshot_20160317-215414

6. Touch FREE or DOWNLOAD.


7. When the download is complete, touch APPLY to apply the theme to your device.


8. Your device will apply the downloaded theme and open your Home screen.


Try it out. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve used this feature.

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  1. Not working at all for me since latest Samsung s7 update.
    I apply a theme it takes ages then informs me that Samsung themes has quit / unfortunately stopped working.

  2. Not working at all for me since latest Samsung s7 update. asks to access my contacts, make and manage phone calls. When I won’t allow both it closes. why does my theme need to manage my calls and contacts?

    • EXACTLY! It was after granting permission to the theme Store app that I started to receive spam phone calls about winning a vacation in Bermuda. Immediately I went back and blocked all permissions. Piss me off!

  3. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge trying to DL different themes however I continue to receive this pop up message below.

    “Unable to download themes in show button shapes”

  4. I want to stop using the theme and use the one I have with my security app. How do I remove the theme?

  5. It won’t change back to default. The icons are still the same from previous theme. Need help without restoring.

  6. I cannot download ANY themes. I was able to when I first got my phone, I also bought & downloaded a theme but after I applied the default theme & i tried to change to a different theme it wouldn’t do anything. I don’t want to restore to factory settings. I have a galaxy s7 edge. Thanks!

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