The Pixel 4 comes with a new "Styles and Backgrounds" app that allows you to change icons, accent colors, and more. But if you use a first-generation Pixel, a Pixel 2 or a Pixel 3, you will not get this function. On the other hand, there is still a way to use it.
Your round icons on the home screen can be changed to rounded squares, circles and even a drop shape. The accent color used in areas such as the Quick Settings panel can be changed to one of seven different colors, apart from the standard blue. Moreover, you can even change the system font! View how it is done below.
: Enable Developer Options
First, you must unlock the Developer Options menu, which contains the hidden theme settings of your Pixel.
Open the Settings app, then scroll down and choose & # 39; About the phone & # 39 ;. Scroll down to the bottom of the next page and tap the "Build number" item seven times in quick succession. When prompted, enter your PIN code for the lock screen and you will see a toast message with the text "Congratulations! You are now a developer."
Now go to your Settings app and tap "System, & # 39; and then choose & # 39; Advanced & # 39; and finally & # 39; Developer Options & # Scroll all the way down in this menu and find the section Theming – this is where the fun is.
First you can tap "Accent color" to change what most refers to the "theme" of the device, this takes the blue color in menus such as Settings and Quick Settings and replaces it with one of the seven other options: Cinnamon, Black, Green, Ocean, Space, Orchid and Purple.
N u, by tapping "Headline / Body font", you can change the font used in all & # 39; s system menus. There is only one option besides the standard (Noto Serif / Source Sans Pro), but it is definitely a different look.
Finally there is & # 39 ; Icon shape & # 39 ;. The default value is Circle, but you can change it to Square, Drop, Squirrel, or Rounded Rectangle. The latter is most similar to Apple and Samsung icons, if you feel like it.
Once you have all your elements selected, your Pixel almost feels like a new device! The Quick settings menu uses the shape and color of your icon, icons on the home screen, the Share menu and the multitasking user interface also change shape and small accents such as the drag handle in your app drawer use your custom color.