Minecraft: Pocket Edition skins can be downloaded from the Internet as .png files, purchased in bundles from your mobile applications provider or created using applications, such as Minecraft: Skin Studio.
In May 2015, Minecraft: Pocket Edition updated to allow custom skins. While skins could be changed before the update, additional applications such as BlockLauncher were required to download and install the modifications.
To utilize a custom skin found on the Internet, download the skin as a .png file, and ensure that the image shows up in your pictures. Open the "Options" screen of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, select the "Skin" button and choose "Browse." This allows you to use the downloaded skin from your device.
Minecraft Skin Studio and other similar applications allow you to create and edit your own skins from a mobile device. Mojang also released ready-made skins for optional purchase from your mobile applications provider. These skins vary in price and are packaged in bundles.
A Minecraft skin refers to the texture that is placed onto the player model. The original or default skins are referred to as Steve and Alex, with Steve representing male-identified players and Alex representing female-identified players. As of May 2015, a player can freely change between the Steve and Alex skins.