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
Mar 29, 2023

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
1.53M reviews
Anthony Clay
March 24, 2023
My preferred launcher, Even though it's still not a Windows Phone. Withholding one star because it's missing a feature that the regular Android launcher does have that I miss: the ability to snooze an app's notifications until the next day. Really wish I could do that to teams and Outlook and other apps when I'm done for the day. But I don't want to be disturbed by my phone during (what might normally be) working hours.
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Maury Chapman
February 12, 2023
Love it! After experimenting with many launchers in pursuit of the perfect one I was ready to ditch the last one which in the end just didn't cut it. So I went looking back to the app store and there, at the top, was this launcher. I hesitated thinking what were the chances an Android app from Microsoft no less, would be the one? But after a few days tinkering, I just love it! A great balance between functionality customization and smart design. A real keeper!
92 people found this review helpful
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Project Manager
February 18, 2023
One of the best, if not the best launcher's out there. I use Microsoft edge, outlook as well as onedrive and word. This launcher works seamlessly across the board with all of the Microsoft apps and workspace. Also security is a big factor for me and a long with Microsoft authenticator, it's a no brainier. For years I have been trying so hard to move away from I have! Thanks again for a wonderful piece of software.
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What's new

- Known bugs were fixed and performance improvements were made.