In the ever growing need to personalize and customize mobile devices, CocoPPa is among the more popular apps that does just that. Those boring old icons your apps have or that bleak wallpaper you’re using? Give it some more pizzazz and personal touch with the CocoPPa app.
Speaking of which, CocoPPa can be installed to both iOS and Android devices. The app itself is free to download and use, there are hundreds more designs available that do cost money. If you’re browsing through their library and you just so happen to have a payment method hooked to your device, be sure to pay attention to the cost or you just might accidentally buy a design.
What You’ll Find on CocoPPa
At first glance, you may notice (for those familiar) that many of CocoPPa designs are Asian inspired, and you wouldn’t be wrong nor surprised once you understand CocoPPa was originally released to an Asian market, hence, the designs. However, that isn’t the case anymore and its library has since grown to encompass the Western market as well ever since it was released to Westerners.
How to Use CocoPPa
Before you can use the app, you’ll have to create an account, which you’ll have the opportunity to do when you first launch the app.
1. Find and open the CocoPPa app.
2. Sign up when prompted to. Add a name and choose a profile picture and then tap Account registered at the bottom of the screen (you can change your profile picture to something other than chibis in your profile settings later).
3. At the top of the screen, tap on the search bar and look for something you want to personalize.
4. You can narrow down your search to different categories like a specific color to match a wallpaper and icons. For the sake of the guide, Instagram is chosen. When you’re finished, tap Narrow Search at the bottom.
5. Find a design that you like and select it from the search results.
6. On the design’s information page, tap Choose this icon.
7. Now, you have to choose the app icon that the design will replace. In this case, Instagram’s original icon is being replaced with the one chosen in the previous step.
8. Confirm the shortcut by tapping OK.
9. Head to your homepage and you’ll see your new app icon. The design you’ve chosen now acts as an additional shortcut.
Wallpapers, on the other hand, work in a similar fashion but you download them instead and simply replace your wallpaper from your device’s settings or, alternatively, you can set them as your wallpaper immediately after selecting “Download.” Make the necessary edits and you’re good to go.
Don’t let this app fool you. While it does, indeed, sound “feminine,” you would be doing yourself an injustice if you passed it off as a “girl’s app.” You’ll find dozens of personal touches you can use on your mobile device that are gender neutral or many would consider “male,” but that’s just a matter of perception.