The 5 Best Free Themes for Android

Spruce up your home screen and give your device some style

If you want to change up the way your Android device looks, you can easily get free Android themes from the Google Play Store. The information below should apply no matter who made your Android phone (Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.).

Installing Themes for Android in the Google Play Store

To install the themes you find on the Google Play Store, you'll first need to install what's called an Android launcher. Once you download a theme, open it, and you're prompted to download and install the appropriate launcher. When that's done, you can apply the theme.

The themes below all require CMM Launcher. You can download CMM Launcher and search for themes to install on your device within the app, or you can download the themes directly from Google Play.

Installing the launcher may not automatically apply the theme. Go to Play Store > My apps & games > Installed to find the theme you downloaded, then tap Open to apply the theme.

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For That Springtime Feeling: Sakura Theme

Sakura Theme for Android
What We Like
  • Flowery, springtime feel.

  • Dynamic calendar icons.

What We Don't Like
  • A little too cute for some tastes.

If Spring is on the horizon, the Sakura Theme will help you feel the warmth of a new season. This theme is in the CMM Launcher collection, which means you have to download CMM Launcher before you can apply the theme. Once installed, this theme lets you customize your wallpaper and icons, so you're not stuck with the settings from the theme design.

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For That Summer Time Feel: Fire Flower Theme

Fire Flower Theme for Android
What We Like
  • Beautiful background and icons.

  • Cool fiery theme for all seasons.

What We Don't Like
  • Text sometimes blends into the background.

When it's hot outside, this theme will help you express how you feel. Some icons have been replaced by flaming representations. Others are surrounded by flames, but still easily recognizable. Included with the theme are some useful tools. This theme also requires CMM Launcher.

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Whimsical Winter Fun: Ice Snow Theme

Ice Snow Theme for Android
What We Like
  • Icons are easy to identify.

  • Easy on the eyes.

What We Don't Like
  • No falling snow.

When it comes to home screen themes, CMM Launcher knows what you like. Want to give your phone a frozen look? The Ice Snow theme is exactly what you need. Whether you're snowed in or longing for a snow day, it'll match your mood.

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Holiday Fun: Christmas Santa Theme

Santa Android theme for Android
What We Like
  • Holiday theme applied to all icons.

  • Make every day feel like Christmas.

What We Don't Like
  • Only useful for a month or so out of the year.

As holiday themes for Android devices go, this is a good one. The app icons are customized to look like holiday decorations and can be changed if you prefer a slightly different look. Like other themes from CMM Launcher, the Christmas Santa theme features a performance booster tool, and the ability to hide apps if your phone is compromised.

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Perfect for Business Types: Black Silver Theme

Black Silver Android theme for Android
What We Like
  • Modern, professional look.

  • Simple and elegant.

What We Don't Like
  • A little too simple for some tastes.

The Black Silver theme is perfect for any time of the year, and it goes beautifully with almost any Android phone case. Its sleek, sophisticated style is perfect for business professionals, and the ability to customize the theme to match your style makes it almost perfect.

Android themes are not the same as wallpapers, which only change your phone's background. You can find thousands of free wallpapers for Android in the Play Store.

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