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
Jun 15, 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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
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
1.47M reviews
John Brown
June 27, 2022
Icon packs are generally not compatible, but everything else about this launcher is highly customizable. Seriously, other than notifications and the system app, you can use this to fix most bad UI's. Also, if you're phone brand agnostic, you can keep the same look and feel between devices. You can even save your layout to your MS account.
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Andre'a Thomas
June 19, 2022
Really like having access to Google News. Microsoft's works better on a laptop than a phone. Some apps don't recognize the microsoft launcher. Had trouble when I changed phones and tried to use a few apps I had on the previous phone. Disappointed with the lack of creative and personalization features. Like organizing the apps and having colors for the envelopes.
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Microsoft Corporation
June 20, 2022
We are always working to add more sources in the updates. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
Nigel Freeman
June 29, 2022
I like the optimisation features of the launcher, but the one annoying thing is that the badges or even notification dots are not working with Outlook on my new android phone. This worked fine on my previous android phone. This is really something I need working, I have spent hours uninstalling re installing, clear cache and changing notification settings, the dot works (No numbers) with the pre installed launcher so now at a loss.
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What's new

- Known bugs were fixed and performance improvements were made.