Monday, 27 June 2011

How to change your text skin on a Samsung Galaxy S2

One of the more obscure features of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is the ability to change how your text conversations look. The phone, by default, has 5 different "text" skins and can be changed very easily.

By default the message skin is "Blue" though to change it you need to access your messaging app then press the "menu" button and then settings. After doing that you should see a screen like the one on the right. The first option, as you can see is "Message skin".
After pressing on "Message skin" you open up a revolving menu that allows you to select one of the 5 in built skins. Although they aren't anything overly amazing it is another step towards personalising your Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone and is yet another option for you to use in making your phone feel like it's really yours.

Although, using various applications, most obviously "Handscent" does allow you more options, for those that would rather not download Handscent this does allow you to set your phone apart from that of a friend.


To the left here is the default "Blue" skin whilst on the right we have the "Evergreen" skin in use. As you can see there is some difference there though admittedly it's not something that will set the world on fire. It would be nice to have some more impressive ones though it's a nice bonus all the same.

10 comments:

  1. I lost the option of changing messaging skins with the latest Kies firmware update. Now I'm stuck with "Blue" when I used to have "Evergreen".

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  2. Mine has done this too why has it been taken off and when will we get it back u update phone to make it better not to take our gs2 apts away :/

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  3. After updating s2 to kies firmware4 i lost the option of message skins :( will i get it back i don't like this skin. plz help me out.

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  4. Hi guys
    I've not managed to yet upgrade the firmware to what you lot have. The best people to ask here would be he nice folks on the XDA forum. Sorry for being a bit useless.

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  5. I have uploaded the new firmware as well today, and the feature is gone. :( I have contacted Samsung and asked when it's coming back.

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  6. even i lost it after update.... any news of getting it back ?

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  7. There isn't any news at the moment sadly. We can all hope that they re-introduce it. You can however use Go SMS or Handscent which both have a similar feature. :-)

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  8. hey thanks for the reply,
    I have installed 'go.sms.pro' looks good :-) , but how good it is in terms of privacy ?

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  9. In all honesty it's fine, it's well "accepted" and one of the better texting alternatives :-)

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  10. Well... for beginning go sms looked very good .... later on i missed sms slide from lock screen by stock sms.... And stock sms is light weight and power saver... i am happy with it because i am having good battery backup after firmware update :-)

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