Customize Android Like A Pro: 16 Best Android Tweaks You Can Do Without Rooting Your Phone (Updated 2023)

Rooting our smartphone is the first thing that came to our mind when we plan to implement some best Android tweaks and hacks.

Rooting Android smartphone gives us extra administrative privileges to tweak Android smartphone. Mostly we root Android phone to install Android hacking tools, install custom ROMs, to delete factory installed apps, etc. But also we forget rooting Android smartphone may compromise our device — it will open door to malware, hackers and also void phone warranty.

What if I say, you can customize Android smartphone without rooting?

Yes with some awesome tools, that doesn’t require root permission,  can easily tweak your Android smartphone by controlling some settings, customizing the interface and lots more.

So if you like to root your phone just to customize some options in your smartphone instead of installing hacking tools, I strongly recommend trying the below-listed apps before you root.

Best Android Tweaks Without Rooting Your Smartphone:

1. Tweak Status Bar Looks:

How about changing the looks of the status bar on your Android smartphone.

The tool named, Status will do this trick.

Status is a status bar replacement that draws an overlay on top of the system-generated status bar. This means that the actual status bar is only hidden under the replacement; touch gestures are not overridden, and the standard notification panel is still shown.

Status supports Android version 4.1 and higher and also the app is ad-free and with no “pay to unlock this feature” popups.

2. Save Battery Life:

One of the most searched Android tweaks — how to save battery life on Android?

There are many tips and tricks that will limit the draining of your Android smartphone battery. And also there are some tools out there that claim to save your battery but most of that apps require root permission.

But don’t worry if you don’t like to root your phone and still needs to save battery life using this app — Pixoff: Battery Saver AMOLED.

Pixoff saves battery by applying a filter that turns off pixels of AMOLED screens, also incorporates the possibility of making a filter night decreasing so damaging blue light and you can further reduce battery consumption with the facility to put a wallpaper to true black. Requires Android 4.4 and up.

3. Replace your stock notification panel:

Are you kinda bored with your stock notification panel, looking for something different — then try Material Notification Shade to customize the notification panel.

Material Notification Shade brings the features from Android Oreo to your notification center. With a ton of customization on top, this app helps you to look at your device unique

4. Dual Apps Environment:

Another one of the Android tweaks — running multiple instances of an app.

Parallel Space-Multi Accounts, helps you to run multi accounts of the same app simultaneously. Means you can run multiple WhatsApp, Facebook accounts or any other app or game in one phone. Check our detailed tutorial about Parallel Space.

Parallel Space is based on MultiDroid, the first application virtualization engine on Android. App features include custom themes to cloned apps, protects user privacy by making apps invisible on device with the Incognito Installation feature, supported 24 languages.

5. Control Anything In Your Phone:

MacroDroid — A powerful app used to control basically anything in your Android smartphone. This is one of the best and easy to automation app in Android.

Some of the best examples what this app can do — Turn on the Wifi connection when you launch a particular app (and off again when closed), Auto respond to a specific incoming SMS by sending your current location, Toggle the power button to tell you the time (without taking out of your pocket) and Use NFC tags to configure the device (turn on Bluetooth, set volume etc).

MacroDroid includes many built-in and user shared templates to demonstrate the power and flexibility of the application and help you get started.

The free version of MacroDroid is limited to five macros and displays adverts. You can upgrade in the application to allow unlimited macros and remove all adverts.

6. Run Every App In Full-Screen Mode:

This one is another best Android tweak you can do without rooting. Immersive Mode Manager tool lets you force your apps or games to display in full-screen mode. You can either define a global “Immersive Mode” which will be applied system-wide. Or if you wanna go further you can define the “Immersive Mode” per-app.

7. Smart Indicators For Anything:

PowerLine — Perfect app to make your phone looks different. PowerLine is a really powerful app that lets you have a highly customizable bar at the top of your screen to display how much battery is left, how much time you use your smartphone etc.

Not only the top you also can show indicator bars on any side of the screen and also can display any number of indicators at the same time on screen.

8. Record Screen In Android Without Root:

Majority of screen recorder apps in Android requires root permission, but AZ Screen Recorder doesn’t.

AZ Screen Recorder is the best app to record the screen of your Lollipop. It does NOT require root access, no time limit, no watermark, ad-free and very easy to use with one action to start and stop recording.

AZ screen recorder lets you record your screen to HD and FullHD videos and it is the only screencast app in the Android market that can be paused and resumed while recording.

9. Change Looks Of Your Boring Navigation Bar:

Tired of your boring Navigation Bar? Make it awesome!

Then use Navbar Apps — an app that lets you change the looks of Navigation Bar in Android smartphone. Turn it blue, make it red – anything you want. Select cool image as background or match color automatically to fit it to running app. Whatever you choose, it will be awesome! And then add some data, like battery level.

10. Display Stylish Music Visualizer Beneath Your Phone’s Navigation Bar:

Bring your Music Experience to life with Floating Visualization beneath your on-screen Navigation Bar.

MUVIZ is a first of its kind app that displays a Music Visualizer beneath your Navbar while you are listening to your favorite music from your favorite apps. MUVIZ not only enhances your music experience, but it also elevates your video experience by showing visualizations over your favorite video apps like Youtube, MX Player, etc.,

11. Edge Lighting And Rounded Corners:

Like to tweak your Android smartphone with edge lighting notification and rounded corners just like Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, then Edge Mask is the app you need to install.

Edge Mask comes with an easy UI, that let you add rounded corners to any Android smartphone. What makes this app more interesting is the addition of edge lighting notification like Galaxy S8, S9 — which glows the edges of your screen whenever you get a new notification.

12. Automatically Generates New Wallpaper Every Time:

Tired of that old-looking those usual wallpapers on your phone screen, then this automatic wallpaper generator app is for you. Tapet — first of its kind and one of the best wallpaper apps for Android.

Unlike any other wallpaper apps, Tapet generates a new background image for your smartphone every time. When comes to images — each time Tapet uses different patterns and colors to generate a new background with the highest possible quality and also no images are being downloaded from the internet. Everything is rapidly generated in your device. And you will most likely never see the same wallpaper twice.

13. Beautiful Keyboard For Android:

Claims to be the “next generation of typing”, Cheetah Keyboard is arguably one of the most beautiful and extremely customizable keyboards for Android.

Cheetah Keyboard comes with a whole bunch of themes and features to tweak every aspect of the keyboard and gives awesome effects every time you press fingers on the keys. If anyone does like customization, there is so much do with this keyboard app. Also, another cool unique feature of Cheetah Keyboard is that you can DIY your own keyboard theme from scratch.

14. Live Wallpaper App Which Uses Less Battery:

Like to put live wallpapers, but not want to drain your precious battery, then HexShaders is the app you need to tweak your Android smartphone.

HexShaders — a powerful live wallpaper app for Android which uses less battery. It is not only absolutely stunning whether you are on your lock screen or home screen but it is cleverly designed. It freezes every time you open up applications, so it’s not always running in the background and the live wallpapers available on HexShaders are in low resolution but made to look higher quality by shaping the pixels in hexagons instead of squares, thus keeping its artistic look and saving the battery life of your Android phone.

15. Organize Your Apps In Drawers:

Drawers app is just like a floating launcher, it creates collapsable which overlay across any one of your applications so that you can launch any app anytime.

Drawers come with a lot of options, you can have up to six different drawers of different colors holding different applications up to five in each drawer. The app is on its initial version, so more features and bug fixes are coming.

16. Make Your Android Smartphone Read-out-loud Notifications to you:

How cool it will be if you can check your notifications without touching your phone. Audify Notifications Reader enables one of the coolest notification hacks for you by making your Android smartphone read-out-loud notifications to you. By activating notification reading feature, you can achieve a hands-free smartphone experience and hear notifications either via wired or Bluetooth headset and phone speaker.

That’s it guys these are some of the best Android tweaks and hacks you can do without rooting your phone.

So use these tools if you like to customize your Android phone’s looks and its functions. And also let us know other similar apps that can do wonders without rooting.


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