How to Download and Customize Themes on ROG Phone 5

How to Download and Customize Themes on ROG Phone 5


Like any other smartphone, the ROG Phone 5 allows you to personalize the device with a collection of themes. There are a few that come preinstalled on the phone right out of the box. But beyond that, you’ll have to browse the ASUS Theme Store listings for more options.

ASUS will periodically add more themes to the store so that you have more choices. And that will continue for a while, more than likely, as the phone has only just been announced and has at least a year of life ahead of it before ASUS announces the next one online.

If you want to download new themes for your ROG Phone 5 then change them, this handy guide will tell you how to do it all. How easy it is and shouldn’t take long.

How to download and customize themes on your ROG Phone 5

If you decide to download and customize the themes on your ROG Phone 5, you can give your device a unique style that matches your personality.

Maybe you like to change themes often and keep your phone UI fresh. Either way, ASUS has provided you with a pretty long list of available themes. And there are a few pretty decent ones.

You can also customize parts of the theme or apply the whole suite of changes. So if you like the lock screen and home screen changes, for example, as well as the incoming call screen and other stuff, but you don’t like the pack of icons, you can choose to leave the icon pack out of the edit list.

To get started, head to the settings menu

Start by accessing the device settings menu. In the settings menu, you find the Themes & Wallpapers submenu.

Tap Theme Store

Then head to the Theme Store to grab some new themes. This is where you can download a lot more themes for your device.

Browse the proposed themes or browse the categories

Once the theme store opens, you will be seated on the page selected for themes. ASUS will likely change them from time to time, which will allow you to see a new batch of freshly presented themes. At the time of writing, there are themes based on Dead Cells (the popular rogue-type video game), Honkai Impact 3rd, Modern Combat Versus, Asphalt 9, Black Desert Mobile, and more.

Or you can also browse the categories. Do this if you want to narrow your list of possible themes to a specific aspect. Categories include Illustration, Cartoon & Animation, Lifestyle, Modern, Science Fiction, Simplicity, Pets & Animals, Travel, Festivals & Holidays.

Download new wallpapers

From the Theme Store you can grab more than just new themes for your ROG Phone 5. You can also download new wallpapers from here in a number of different categories. The Wallpapers tab is at the bottom of the Theme Store navigation. It also has a featured page and a categories page to find whatever you want.

Applying new themes to your ROG Phone 5

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Now that you’ve downloaded some new themes, you probably want to apply them and give your phone a new look. It is also a fairly easy thing to accomplish.

Return to the Themes and wallpapers menu

Start by returning to the themes and wallpapers menu. From there enter the submenu labeled as My themes. Here you will find all the themes that you have downloaded or preinstalled on the device.

Tap a theme and tap Apply All

Now you need to press the Apply All button on this screen that appears after selecting a theme you want to use. Tap Apply All to include all the elements of that theme you have chosen. Including icon pack.

Use the Personalize possibility to apply only certain parts of the theme

Finally, as mentioned above, you can customize the theme by applying only certain parts of it. Your customization options here include lock screen wallpaper, home screen wallpaper, and icon pack.

A few ROG Phone 5 themes, or rather most of them, will also change the style of menus like settings menu, font, incoming call screen, world clock, and many other miscellaneous items. You don’t seem to have the ability to change whether or not these elements are applied when you apply a theme that includes them. They will always be applied.

And that’s basically it. Come back to the theme store often and check if there’s anything new that catches your eye.

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