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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!!!

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Nook Phone Apps List

Check Out New Gameplay Features!

What is the Nook Phone?

In-Game Tool For New Game Mechanics

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

AppHow To Unlock/What It Does
Camera ▼ Camera Available from the start
・Take Pictures
・Photo Editing
Nook Miles ▼ Miles Available from the start
・Check Miles
・Receive Miles
DIY Recipe ▼ DIY Recipe TBD
・Check Recipes
Custom Design ▼ Custom Design Available from the start
・Create a Custom Design
Critterpedia▼ Critterpedia TBD
・Bug Critterpedia
・Fish Critterpedia
Map ▼ Map TBD
・Open The Map
Rescue Service ▼ Rescue Service TBD
・Spend Miles To Return Home
Invite ▼ Party Play TBD
・Local Play
Nook Shopping▼ Nook Shopping TBD
・Open Nook Shopping
Island Designer ▼ Island Designer Available after K.K. Slider visits your island
passport ▼ Passport Available from the start
・Passport Editing
Best Friend ▼ Best Friend TBD
・Check Friend List

Nook Phone Apps - Camera

Use Camera To Take Photos

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

Check Nook Miles Tasks & Points

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

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

Check Or Choose From DIY Recipe List

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

Create & Select 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 Articles

Check Out Rare Fish & Bugs Here!

Nook Phone Apps - Map

Explore The Island 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

Call Rescue Service To Teleport Home

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

Party Play For Local Co Op

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

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

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!

Make Waterfalls


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

Place To Check 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

Chat With Friends

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

1Upgrade Resident Service
2Complete the Customization Workshop
3Redeedm Customizable Phone case kit at ABD
4Get Customizable Phone case kit sent to your mail box on the next day
5Go 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

  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Black
  • White
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Beige
  • Custom Design

Blue Color Show Case

Blue Phone Case

Pink Color Show Case

Pink Phone

Custom Design Show Case

Custom Phone

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.

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