Skins are used to change the appearance of the character. This article describes how to get and use skins but does not provide the skins or links to them.
How to get skins
Skins (and worlds and textures) can be downloaded completely free from Community Content or from other sites including the official forum. See the page on Uploading and Downloading first. This will teach you how to use the built-in loader and how to direct download files then import them into the game.
From Community Content
When you are in the Community Content list screen, there is a drop-down menu at the top-right, where you choose to see only skins. Scroll through the files list until you find the skin you want to try and select it. Then simply tap DOWNLOAD. It will be downloaded and automatically imported into the game.
If you have the link copied into the clipboard, you can use this method to download and automatically import the skin into the game. See the Uploading and Downloading page for details.
See the Uploading and Downloading page for details. This method will NOT automatically import the skin into the game. You will have to use the technique described on the Uploading and Downloading page to import them into the game.
Backup the Skin
When you download ANY file from Community Content or use the Copy Link method, the file is NOT backed up to the SD. This is because it is already online and that IS the backup. However, you may wish to have it backed up locally. Again, the Uploading and Downloading page will teach you how to do that.
Applying the Skin
After a skin or texture is downloaded and imported, it is available to the game. Then you can use it in your worlds.
To apply a skin to a world, you have to be in the CURRENT WORLDS screen. This is the screen where you choose the world you want to play in.
Select the world but don't tap PLAY. Instead, tap the (...) button. This will bring up the OPTIONS screen. At the top of this screen are two selection boxes. One is for the texture and the other for the skin. Tap the skins box and a drop-down menu will show up. It may take a minute if you have a lot of skins to pick from. Scroll through the list and select the skin you want to use in this world. It can be changed at any time.
Now back out to the CURRENT WORLDS screen and tap PLAY. The world will now be using the skin you chose.
This is beyond the scope of this article but there are good resources for skin makers on the official forum. They also have people who will help you create your skins. There are plenty of skins available for download as well.
You will want to delete skins, textures and worlds you no longer want in the game. This will keep the game file from getting too big. Plus the list can take a long time to build when there are many items.
To delete this content, choose GET CONTENT from the main screen. Then tap MANAGE and this will bring up the list of all content that was imported into the game. Scroll down and select the skin you want to remove and tap DELETE. You can continue to delete more content or back out of this screen.