Check out this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide to learn about the Nook Phone (NookPhone) and its apps. Includes all apps and how to change case design / color!
Table of Contents
What is the Nook Phone?
In-Game Tool For New Game Mechanics
The Nook Phone is a new feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's an in-game tool with apps that allow you to easily access new mechanics of the game!
More Apps Will Be Added
According to the Nintendo Direct, more apps will be added to your Nook Phone as you progress through the game.
All Nook Phone Apps List
|App||How To Unlock/What It Does|
|▼ Camera||Available from the start|
|▼ Miles||Available from the start|
|▼ DIY Recipe||TBD|
|▼ Custom Design||Available from the start|
・Create a Custom Design
・Open The Map
|▼ Rescue Service||TBD|
・Spend Miles To Return Home
|▼ Party Play||TBD|
|▼ Nook Shopping||TBD|
・Open Nook Shopping
|▼ Island Designer||Available after K.K. Slider visits your island|
|▼ Passport||Available from the start|
|▼ Best Friend||TBD|
・Check Friend List
Nook Phone Apps - Camera
One of the main features of the Nook Phone is the camera app! You can move your camera around with a variety of controls to take that perfect photo!Check Out More About The Camera Here!
Nook Phone Apps - Nook Miles
You can also use your Nook Phone to keep track of your Nook Miles Tasks and points. Opening the app will display the Tasks you've already completed or yet to complete, as well as the points you've already earned.Check Out Nook Miles Features!
Use Nook Miles To Purchase Exclusive Items
Nook Miles can be used in the Resident Services' Nook Stop terminal to purchase exclusive in-game items that you can't buy with your Bells.Check Out How To Get Nook Miles Fast!
Nook Phone Apps - DIY Recipes
The Nook Phone can also be used to check your current list of DIY recipes. You can also choose from these recipes & craft them as long as you have the materials in your bag.Check Out How To Craft!
Nook Phone Apps - Custom Designs
You can also spruce up your outfit in an instant by opening up your Custom Designs app on your Nook Phone. You can also check your downloaded designs here from the Nook Link app service.
Custom Designs Related Articles
Nook Phone Apps - Critterpedia
Collect Bugs and Fish
The Critterpedia is an encyclopedia of various critters, including Bugs and Fish, which you can collect over the course of the game. Check out the lists below!
Critterpedia Related ArticlesCheck Out Rare Fish & Bugs Here!
Nook Phone Apps - Map
Accessing the island map can be done via the Nook Phone. Here you can check the different locations of points of interest such as your own location, resident tents, Resident Services, & the Airport!
Nook Phone Apps - Rescue Services
The Rescue Team app on the Nook Phone will help you get home if you're stuck and can't find your way back. Use this option when you can't move forward in the game!Check Out How To Use Rescue Service!
Nook Phone Apps - Party Play
If there are people in your Switch who also play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can all them onto your island with Party Play. This is local co op adventuring using up to 4 Joy-Cons!Check Out How To Party Play (Local Co Op)!
Nook Phone Apps - Nook Shopping
Buy Useful Items
Nook Shopping is a feature where you can spend Bells to buy useful items! You'll have access to Nook Shopping at the Resident Services first, but you'll eventually unlock it as a Nook Phone app as well.Check Out Nook Shopping In Detail Here
Nook Phone Apps - Island Designer
Change The Shape Of Your Island
The Island Designer allows you to change various aspects of your island, including adding slopes, colored tiles, and more! It will be unlocked later on in the game.Check Out More On The Island Designer Here!
This tool will also allow you to create waterfalls on your island, giving you further freedom to design your dream island!Check Out How To Make Waterfalls Here!
Nook Phone Apps - Player Passport
Check & Update Your Profile
Your Passport will be your official profile that can be shared to other players. Here you can share your island's name, native fruits, share a comment/message, and change your profile photo!Check Out How To Make A Passport!
Nook Phone Apps - Best Friend
Players who are Best Friends with each other can chat using the best friends app if they are online. The chat will be logged in the conversations in the Friends app.Check Out How To Chat & Make Friends!
Nook Phone - Designs & Cases
Phone Case Color Change Procedure Chart
|1||Upgrade Resident Service|
|2||Complete the Customization Workshop|
|3||Redeedm Customizable Phone case kit at ABD|
|4||Get Customizable Phone case kit sent to your mail box on the next day|
|5||Go to workbench and select "Customiza Something" then choose the phone case|
As a preparation you need to upgrade Resident Service and finish the Customization workshop given by Tom Nook.
Phone Case - Color and Design
Color & Design List
- Custom Design
Blue Color Show Case
Pink Color Show Case
Custom Design Show Case
You can apply your own design to the phone case. Make a cool design with the Custom Designs app and have it reflected to your phone case.