Personalize Your Phone with These Tips and Tricks

It’s pretty easy to grab the wrong phone when you’re out with your friends or at home with family. Fortunately, there are tons of options to personalize your phone and make it your own. If you want to express yourself, keep your phone secure or merely customize your device to suit your needs, read on. Here are the best ways to trick out your phone.

Dress It Up

The simplest thing you can do to personalize your phone is to put a unique phone case on it. Keep your grip on those selfies with PopSockets. With all that style don’t let wires get in the way with these wireless headphones. For the ultimate in phone personalization, think looks and functionality.

Just Say “No” to Default Lock Screens

Change your home and lock screens to a personal photo (or just a picture you really, really like looking at). The lock screen is the first thing you see when you wake up your phone, so personalizing it with a unique photo can really make your phone stand out.

With many phones, you can also change the configuration of your lock screen to best reflect your needs and habits. Put your favorite apps and widgets front and center to eliminate unnecessary scrolling and searching.

Personalize Your Phone’s Ringtones

 Ever been in a crowd and heard a default text message tone, unsure whether it was yours? You can skip that awkward moment entirely by choosing unique ringtones, text tones and vibration patterns.

If you really want to stand out, record your own ring tone and create your own custom vibration patterns (yes, you can do that now on most Smartphones).

Stay Secure

 Lastly, you’ll want to implement some security measures to prevent someone from accidentally (or deliberately) using your phone. Set a passcode to unlock your home screen – or go for the latest enhanced security identification measures. After all, tying your phone to your one-of-a-kind fingerprint or face shape is pretty much the ultimate in personalization.

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