When Every Phone Looks the Same, What’s the Best Way to Make Your Phone Yours?

Nothing else says ‘MINE’ like a customized cell phone – whether it’s in the external appearance or the operation or the kinds of apps installed. The cell phone is one of the three most essential things you carry when you leave home, the other two being wallet and keys. We look at it every fifteen minutes during the day and keep it on our bedside each night. Without the cell phone, life would be an unimaginable array of constant blankness, for most people. Customizing the phone is almost like a rite of passage for most people. To turn a standard looking device, that is mass-produced, into an extension of you, it takes just a little bit of time, effort and creativity.

These days, smart phones come in different colored cases, and there are a variety of covers available for them in electronic stores. But that is not true for all cell phones. Some popular smart phones get more attention than others. And even then, the covers are mass-produced and hence lack a unique personality.

1.     Custom Case:

Apart from the readily available cell phone covers in the market, there are easy ways to create custom-made covers for your own phone. You can make cases using colorful or patterned duct-tape. Using a strong adhesive is important when creating your own case. And make sure you secure your phone in a transparent plastic before starting to apply tape or adhesive to it, otherwise it will destroy its body beyond repair. There are various websites that allow you to personalize cell phone covers by putting information about your preferences in design, color and written message. It is almost like choosing a tattoo for yourself.

Customizing the external appearance of the cell phone also translates into an excellent marketing strategy, if any small or large businesses want to tap into it.

2.     Interface:

Improving the interface of your phone requires some research and a lot of your own preference. The easiest way to do it is to take pictures that intrigue you and use them as wallpapers and contact information or background pictures in various apps. Another way is to involve quotes or messages that hold relevance to you, into the interface. Using written messages as screensavers can do this.

3.     Ringtones:

Continuing on the path of customizing the phone’s appearance, one way to ensure your phone gets noticed is by using a ringtone that matches your personality. People use ringtones ranging from their favorite music to an absurd message to your own or a loved one’s voice. Many people use personalized messages as ringtones that remind them of their partner or kids or parents, thus helping keep the bonds of love intact.

4.     Apps:

Apps are very widely used and are available for supporting almost all kinds of products, services and entertainment modules, these days. Apps like Animated Widget Contact help assimilate all actions from the contact list together on one screen. To keep track of missed calls, messages, appointments or e-mails, the Missed It app comes in handy. There apps available for appearance control, sound modification, security, phone tracking, photo editing, video editing, etc, thus inching into almost all domains of life and making things more personal.

Smart phones have given us a new way in which to express our creativity. This little tool has opened our world to more creativity, self-expression and even a way to turn a simple hobby into a viable profession.


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