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
Jan 5, 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
1.52M reviews
Larry Mallet
November 24, 2022
A total win, thank goodness. I just transfered numerous apps to pixel 6a. It would have taken me a long time to organize them. This launcher did it instantly. I don't like how the pixel page is set up. It is a disaster to navigate. Everything fixed in an instant, my mail is much better organized (this was unexpected), and sanity and organization restored to my phone. And all without the nuisance of adsm. This is an A+ app and a total win. Thanks Microsoft for doing what Google didn't do.
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Bill Little
December 16, 2022
Very well organized and yet quite attractive to look at. Easy to navigate. Using the Setup program made the software easy to install, but it still has great flexibility. Whenever I have a question, Microsoft responds immediately. And my favorite is the gorgeous photography that changes everyday. This puts a smile on my face to start the day. Bill I just had to transfer to a new phone and Microsoft Launcher set up the new phone in minutes and kept my previous choices. Great
166 people found this review helpful
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Brian Smart
January 1, 2023
After using Android for well over a decade and searching for the best launchers over the past 5 years or so, I have decided that this is the best app launcher for Android. I love the customizable and expandable dock. Also, the built in feed with customizable cards and widgets is clean and satisfying. Finally, the ability to pull a card to function as its own page (particularly the frequently used apps) is a feature that is better implemented than any other app and a top desire of mine. TRY IT!
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What's new

- Refreshed Microsoft feed design and dialog style.
- Supported dynamic theming based on chosen wallpaper for Android 12 devices.
- Other known bugs and performance improvements were made.