4 Easy Ways to Customize Your Smartphone
Mar 27th 2016
The majority of cellphone users today have smartphones, with the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy lines being among the most popular in the market. But even if it seems like everyone you know has the same phone, sometimes it’s nice to stand out from the crowd. Here are some cool ways you can personalize your smartphone and make it unique to you!
Although the stock wallpapers that come on your phone are high-quality and are set at proportional ratio for your screen, they can be a bit basic. One way to personalize your phone is to set your wallpaper as a personal photo or search online for high-quality images that match your personal taste. This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people fail to spend the few minutes it takes to personalize their phones and ensure that their background pictures bring a smile to their face each time they unlock the screen. There are tons of apps that provide custom wallpapers specifically designed for your device. Zedge is popularly used for wallpapers, and even gives you access to other customizations such as custom ringtones and text notifications!
Voice recognition technology is one of the hottest features in the tech world right now. With programs like Siri, Cortana, and OK Google, users can perform hundreds of tasks on their phone, completely hands-free! Who doesn’t love the idea of their phone following their verbal commands? You can make the experience even more fun by customizing the voice that speaks to you from your phone. Depending on your device, you can change the accent, gender and even the name it refers to you as. You could even be called the King or Queen (if you really wanted to!)
The app market is full of awesome programs, but sometimes it can take a little searching to find the right ones for you. Using third party apps instead of the stock calendar or photo apps can completely customize your mobile experience. Apps such as Afterlight provide significantly more options for editing photos than the photo app that comes on your phone. For organizational needs, apps like Fantastical 2 can change your whole calendar experience. There is no reason why you shouldn’t explore new apps that can keep up with, and even improve, your lifestyle!
Having a cool case that also serves to effectively protect your device is vital. Luckily, there is no shortage of functional and fun options for cases. Here at Re-Tech we provide protective options in tons of different colors and patterns. Invest in a few colorful cases that you can switch out often to fit any mood. Check out your local Re-Tech location and get ready to browse and pick from all our accessory options!