Customization is at the forefront of today’s digital technology. This is the reason why many smart phone manufacturers and app developers are always considering the customer input whenever a new release is in the works.

If you took a look at the smart phones available today, there’s always a way to change something about the functionality of the device. Most of it deals with aesthetics but nevertheless, it speaks a whole lot about the type of people who are using the smart phone.

The most common way of changing the device aesthetic is through the display like wallpapers and screensavers. You’ll definitely want to personalize your device when everyone in your social circle has the same latest device.

So when you change the wallpaper or screensaver, you can instantly identify your device amongst a sea of the same denominator and, at the same time, you personalize it according to your preference. Here are 7 best screensaver apps for Android and iOS:

1. Bedside Clock

Bedside Clock

The Bedside Clock app is a screensaver app that combines a simple digital display and an analog clock into one single screen.

The app is designed to be easily readable whether its day or night. You’ll be able to choose the type of display whether it be digital clock, analog clock or both. You can also have them displayed in your choice of color. There’s a basic setting to show a 12-hour or 24-hour time format along with the option to display the AM and PM indicator.

The app is great because it can automatically dim the brightness of the display and indicate the major quarters of an hour.

The Bedside Clock app is exclusively available for iOS devices so you can get it through the iTunes App Store. The app is available for free with no ads or in-app purchases.


2. Lucid – DayDream Screensaver

Lucid DayDream

Lucid – DayDream Screensaver app is a great screensaver for your device. It’s beautiful and also quite useful because of its embedded features. It automatically turns up the display even if your mobile phone or your tablet is locked or charged. Your screen will show all the information you may need to know like the time, notifications, and/or calendar appointments.

The app is highly customizable as it comes with a powerful menu of options. You can also opt to play music or a slideshow. Think of the app as a way to turn your phone into a multimedia alarm device.

You can also choose to have the RSS view which flips through new events from your RSS feeds. This app is exclusively available for Android devices so it’s free to download via the Google Play Store.


3. Wallpapers HD for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Wallpapers HD for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Wallpapers HD for iPhone, iPod and iPad is an app that will add wallpapers to an iOS device but it will also change the lock screen which serves as a screensaver for the device.

You’ll be able to search through different categorized wallpapers and choose the best one you like. There’s a functionality to sort the images by its category under popularity, most recently updated, all-time favorite by other users, or randomly selection. You’ll have the ability to view, save, or download your favorite wallpapers that you want to use on your phone and customize the wallpaper’s fit for your phone.

This app is free to download for iOS devices through the iTunes App Store.


4. Aquarium Live HD +

Aquarium Live HD +

Aquariums are calming and lovely to look at. Now, you can have it on your phone. The Aquarium Live HD app turns your device into a beautiful aquarium with wonderful sea creatures.

This app lets you choose among a few options like a High Definition video of the Busy Coral Reef, Shark Paradise, Calm Coral Reef, Clear Aquarium, or Ocean Surf scenes. These videos are great screensavers because they’re lovely to look at every time you glance back at your phone. The selections will run from approximately six to eight minutes before moving on to the next option.

The app’s user interface is quite discreet in order to maximize the aquarium feel. You can tap the small semi-transparent settings button in the lower right corner of your screen to access the settings. One of the great things about this app is you can choose between different sound modes like sound mix, music, or mute the audio completely.

The Aquarium Live HD+ is exclusively available for iOS devices and goes for $1.99 via the iTunes App Store.


5. Photo Gallery and Screensaver

One way to make full use of the photos in your phone is to have them be part of the slide show screensaver. Photo Gallery and Screensaver does this very well.

This app lets you have your photo gallery set up as a background for your screensaver. You can arrange over 50 photos and set a specific interval between image changes. You can choose different photo sources such as your Facebook or Flickr account, local photos in your device or USB devices, as well as SD cards.

The photos will load up in the background with a seamless playback so the view of the slideshow is pleasing. The app also has a system in place where it selects images based on last viewed and frequency of view so you’re sure to see most of your favorite images. As an added bonus, you can also put information on your screen and use it as a daydream default.

This app is also great for your Android TV.

Photo Gallery and Screensaver app is exclusively available for Android users for free through the Google Play Store.


6. Sea Landscapes Live Wallpapers

Sea Landscapes Live Wallpapers

The Sea Landscapes Live Wallpapers is an app that provides you with beautiful and free animated sea landscapes screensavers.

This app will provide over 30 stunning high definition animated images like water surfaces, waves, and water drops. You can have a set of seascapes, sea backgrounds, sunsets, sunrises at sea, lighthouse, sandy tropical beach and many others.

It fully supports horizontal or portrait orientation and will look good on your Android phone or tablet. As an added bonus, you won’t have to worry about your device’s battery draining quickly because it sleeps when the device is idle or inactive.


7. Live Wallpapers – Kappboom

Live Wallpapers – Kappboom

Live Wallpapers by Kappboom is a collection of well curated images for your device’s display. The app has a wide range of wallpaper images which you can use as a screensaver for your mobile phone. You can easily find particular images as they’re all divided into different categories.

The app has several features like it lets you change images from time to time or add stickers to photos. It also has the edit feature so you can make collages.

The Kappboom app is available for iOS devices for free through the iTunes App Store. Although the free version has ads, you can always have it removed for only $1.99.


Bottom Line

Screensavers apps can be so different because they all display unique images and functionalities of a device. However, the most common features of screensaver apps is that they’re available in either landscape or portrait mode.

When it comes down the wire, personal preference will play a big part in the app you’ll select. Consider trying a few out so you’ll know how it’ll make you feel when it’s on your phone.