Nova Launcher

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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
May 9, 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.
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

Ratings and reviews

1.25M reviews
December 4, 2023
Always loved nova launcher, however the most recent update to Android 14 has caused this to become buggy. It lags when trying to move between apps or screens, often opening the wrong apps when trying to open folders, and I have to lock the screen and wait until it catches up. It seems I'm not the only one experiencing the issue. Is there a fix on the horizon? Edit: Not sure the app is even supported anymore. Last update notes 2021. Anyone looking for a launcher I recommend looking elsewhere.
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Kevin Cornell
December 4, 2023
Been a user for years and have enjoyed it but after getting a Pixel 8 Pro with Android 14 I've been having issues. For whatever reason when I try to launch apps, it often shows a blank screen. I have to swipe to go back to the home screen and launch it again to get it to work. Super annoying. The stock launcher doesn't do that... So I'm using that until Nova can get it's stuff figured out.
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Aaron C
October 20, 2023
Freezes on Android 14 Pixel 8. The launcher occasionally freezes when pulling up the list of apps. I'll see all of my installed apps, but I cannot click on them. The search bar is also missing when it freezes. Issues were rare on Android 13 Pixel 7. Now, I've had to switch back to the stock launcher after encountering freezes and an unusable phone several times in two days. Edit: Apparently, this is a bug in Android 14 that should be fixed with the next update or so. Will update when it happens
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Fixes for Android 12L
Bug fixes and optimizations