Microsoft Launcher

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About this app

Microsoft Launcher provides a new home screen experience that empowers you to be more productive on your Android device. Microsoft Launcher is highly customizable, allowing you to organize everything on your phone. Your personalized feed makes it easy to view your calendar, to do lists, and more. Sticky Notes on the go. When you set up Microsoft Launcher as your new home screen, you can either start fresh with your favorite apps or import your current home screen layout. Need to switch back to your previous home screen? You can do that, too!

This version of Microsoft Launcher has been rebuilt on a new codebase to make new features possible, including dark mode, personalized news, and numerous performance improvements (improved load time, less memory use, better battery performance, and fluent animation).

Customizable icons:
· Give your phone a consistent look and feel with custom icon packs and adaptive icons.

Beautiful wallpapers:
· Enjoy a fresh new image from Bing every day or choose your own photos.

Dark theme:
· Comfortably use your phone at night or in low light environments with Microsoft Launcher’s new dark theme. This feature is compatible with Android’s dark mode settings.

Backup and Restore:
· Easily move between your phones or try Home Screen setups through Microsoft Launcher’s Backup and Restore feature. Backups can be stored locally or saved to the cloud for easy transfers.

· Swipe, pinch, double tap, and more on the home screen to easily navigate on the Microsoft Launcher surface.
This app uses Accessibility Service Permission for optional gesture of screen lock and recent apps view.

Improved performance:
· Microsoft Launcher now loads faster, uses less memory, is more battery efficient, and offers fluent animations.

By installing this app, you agree to the Terms of Use ( and Privacy Policy (

Downloading Microsoft Launcher gives the option to replace the default launcher or to toggle between device launchers. Microsoft Launcher does not replicate the user’s PC home screen on the Android phone. Users must still purchase and/or download any new apps from Google Play. Requires Android 7.0+.
Updated on
Aug 16, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
1.48M reviews
August 9, 2022
I love this! I had mediocre Samsung launcher, and this is a major upgrade. Vertical app drawer, various gestures, etc. However, I keep getting "Grant accessibility permission" pop ups when I use a gesture. I've done it many times, and still, every now and then, I have to turn off accessibility and give it back permission for the gestures to work again. Quite annoying, but it's otherwise a solid app, so I'm keeping it.
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Christopher Wickham
July 19, 2022
I thought this was a good Launcher, but it has issues with the functionality that it has when you want to go to settings the page loads slowly and the system times out. Then you have to reload the Launcher, and this is very tiresome for me ,having to do this 3 to 4 different times. It just seems to not want to go there in the first place. The system is slower in reaction timing. Wish it would work better on my Android phone.
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August 14, 2022
Was excellent, now it's not. Everytime I use the home key or use a button that triggers the dashboard or homescreen it requests verification on which launcher to use, and the settings won't stick. It's an annoyance I worked through for a month, now I'm done waiting for it to update/fix that. I've got patience, but not enough for this app. Other apps don't have this issue.
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Microsoft Corporation
August 16, 2022
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What's new

- Known bugs were fixed and performance improvements were made.