List of NookPhone Apps and How to Unlock Them | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

ACNH - List of NookPhone Apps and How to Unlock Them

The NookPhone in Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers a variety of apps that unlocks different features. For more information on what the different NookPhone apps are and how to unlock them, be sure to read this guide!

List of NookPhone Apps and How to Unlock Them

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ACNH - NookPhone Camera Camera ACNH - NookPhone Nook Miles Nook Miles ACNH - NookPhone Critterpedia Critterpedia
ACNH - NookPhoneDIY Recipes DIY Recipes ACNH - NookPhone NookShopping Catalog Nook Shopping Catalog ACNH - NookPhone Island Creator Island Creator
ACNH - NookPhone Custom Designs Custom Designs ACNH - NookPhone Map Map ACNH - NookPhone Chat Chat Log
ACNH - NookPhone Passport Passport ACNH - NookPhone Villager CallCall Resident ACNH - NookPhone Best Friends List iconBest Friends List
ACNH - NookPhone Rescue Service Rescue Service ACNH - NookPhone Happy Home Network Happy Home Network- -


ACNH - Tom Nook poses for the camera along with the resident and Timmy and Tommy

Unlock Condition: Available from the beginning

Take shots of your favorite places on the island.

Take pictures of your adventures on the island with the Camera! Feel free to make matching faces with other villagers and take pictures together.

How to Use the Camera

Nook Miles

ACNH - Nook Miles activity entitled Angling for Perfection

Unlock Condition: Available from the beginning

Complete challenges and earn miles!

Nook Miles lets you earn miles by completing certain challenges.

Use your miles to pay for your loan, exchange them for special rewards at Resident Services, or access to certain useful features!
Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List


ACNH - A list of bugs in the Critterpedia

Unlock Condition: After catching your first bug or fish

Give your caught bugs and fish to Tom Nook!

After giving the first bug or fish you caught to Tom Nook, Critterpedia will be available. View details about the critter such as their seasonality and current active hours!

ACNH - Jewel Beetle iconList of Bugs ACNH - BitterlingList of Fish ACNH - OctopusList of Sea Creatures

DIY Recipes

ACNH - DIY Recipes App

Unlock Condition: Available from the beginning

Check out all your DIY Recipes!

Check the recipes you have and the recipes that you've already made here! Take note that you can't actually make the recipes through the app. For that, you'd need a 'work table'.
List of DIY Recipes | How to Get DIY Crafting Recipes

Nook Shopping Catalog

ACNH - Nook Shopping App

Unlock Condition: Purchase 100 Items through Nook Shopping at the Nook Stop

Shopping at your fingertips!

You will unlock this app after purchasing 100 items through Nook Shopping at the Nook Stop! Through this app, you can view and order special goods or items from your catalog anywhere!

How to Get the Nook Shopping App

Island Designer

ACNH - A screencapture of Nintendo Direct showing the Island Designer app

Unlock Condition: Island Reaches 3-Star Rating & K.K. Slider Visits

Create the island of your dreams!

This app will let you modify the island. This includes modifying the rivers, cliffs, roads, and more! You can even create paths that can be seen on the map!

How to Use the Island Designer App

Custom Designs

ACNH - Custom Designs App

Unlock Condition: Available from the beginning

Create your own designs!

Dress yourself up with your own designs using the Custom Designs app! The designs you make in the 32x32 grid can be used for your clothes, the ground, or even face paint.

For 800 Nook Miles, the Custom Design Editor Pro can be unlocked!

How to Create Custom Designs


ACNH - A map of an island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Unlock Condition: Available from the beginning

A handy way to find the other villager's houses!

The map is a useful app that shows you where each villager lives along with any other useful buildings on the island. Hover over each icon to see what the building is.

The player's Dream Address* can be viewed here if they have it enabled.

*Requires the ver 1.4.0 update.

Chat Log

ACNH - The NookPhone Chat Log app with prior messages shown

Unlock Condition: First time playing online!

Can be used during online play!

Read messages sent during online play through the Chat Log.

How to Play Online Multiplayer | Do You Have to Pay for Online?


ACNH - A passport showing a resident

Unlock Condition: Available from the beginning

Set your profile through this app.

Adjust your profile and make changes to your photo, comment, and title! On top of that, the Passport app will also display your name, birthday, and registration date.
How To Make A Passport | Passport Title List

Call Resident

ACNH - Call Resident

Unlock Condition: Available on a second player's arrival

Play with up to four people!

Use the Call Resident app to engage in local multiplayer with up to four players!

How to Use Party Play | Playing on One Switch

Best Friends List

ACNH - A list of Best Friends

Unlock Condition: Visit a friend's* island for the first time

*Friend added in the Switch user's profile.

Let your friends know that you're online! Add best friends and send them messages through this app. Being best friends with other players also has additional in-game features!
How to Add Best Friends

Rescue Service

ACNH - An in-game message telling the player they

Unlock Condition: Available from the beginning

Warp straight to your home!

If you ever get lost on the island, you can use up some of your miles in order to get transported straight to your home.

How to Use the Rescue Service App

Happy Home Network

ACNH - List of other designers and designs on the Happy Home Network App

Unlock Condition: Available from the Happy Home Paradise DLC

Check in clients or share your designs online!

Visit old clients to see how they're doing, or remodel their vacation homes, you can also share your designs online and get in touch with other flourishing designes such as yourself!

How to Use the Happy Home Network App

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