Nova Launcher

4.4
1.31M reviews
50M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Nova Launcher is a powerful, customizable, and versatile home screen replacement. Nova brings advanced features to enhance your home screens, but still remains a great, user-friendly choice for everyone. Whether you want to completely overhaul your home screens or are looking for a cleaner, faster home launcher, Nova is the answer.
• The Newest Features: Nova brings the latest Android launcher features to all other phones.
• Custom Icon Themes: Nova supports thousands of icon themes available in the Play Store.
• Night Mode and Dark Theme: Have night mode come on automatically at a specific time, or just leave it on for a dark theme.
• Customizable App Drawer: Vertical or horizontal scroll, page effects, and card or immersive options are just a few of the things you’ll find available for the app drawer.
• Subgrid Positioning: With the ability to snap icons and widgets in between grid cells, it’s easy to get a precise feel and layout with Nova in a way that’s impossible with most other launchers.
• Backup and Restore: Moving from phone to phone or trying new home screen setups is a snap thanks to Nova’s backup and restore feature. Backups can be stored locally or saved to the cloud for easy transfers.
• Speed: Nova is highly optimized, with smooth and snappy animations that will even older phones a fast and fluid feel.


Do more with Nova Launcher Prime
Unlock Nova Launcher’s full potential with Nova Launcher Prime:

• Gestures: Swipe, pinch, double tap, and more on the home screen to execute custom commands.
• App Drawer Groups: Create custom tabs or folders in the app drawer for an ultra-organized feel.
• Hide Apps: Remove apps from the app drawer without uninstalling them.
• Custom Icon Swipe Gestures: Assign swipe gestures to home screen icons or folders for custom actions.
• …and more. More scrolling effects, unread counts, and others.


This app uses the Device Administrator permission for optional screen off/lock functionality.
Updated on
Oct 24, 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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.4
1.31M reviews
Kyrathor Sinclaire
January 15, 2023
I've used this launcher for a long time, and yet I suppose eventually everything good has to come to an end. They removed the smooth scroll option from folders, and my home screen freezes occasionally now, forcing me to use the notification pulldown to access settings to force close Nova, as that's the only way I get it to work again, save a restart. I'm giving 2 stars because I used to love this app. If they resolve both of these problems, I'll change my rating. I'm not holding out hope.
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Rich L.
December 4, 2022
This app is so good it's the first one I'm leaving a review for unsolicited. I couldn't believe how I was able to customize my phone this well. It has features from two other phones I liked that I could incorporate to my current phone. I was able to get rid of the feature where you swipe left for Google and allow me to swipe screens back to home screen. Awesome. Allows you to increase the amount of apps on screen also allows more room for widgets.
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Joe Tamburello
January 27, 2023
GREAT customization app, but fairly often the home screen gets very laggy and I have to restart the launcher to fix it...should NOT be happening on a phone with 12GB of RAM... and I'm still on android 11. 😑 Also, the app hasn't been updated in over a year, which is not really acceptable for an app with this size following. Hopefully this doesn't become abandonware...
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What's new

Fixes for Android 12L
Bug fixes and optimizations