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
24 Oct 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
1.31M reviews
Chris G. Simmons
3 March 2023
Love it. Works great on Pixel 7 Pro (replacing their pathetic UI). I do have two feature requests: 1) I would love to be able to make the items (time, charging %, etc) on the top status bar bigger. I literally cannot see what time it is because it is so small. 2) Edge lighting is the ONE thing I miss about my Samsung phone and to get it, I would have to install some shady app. Otherwise, great work, team!
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Kyrathor Sinclaire
15 January 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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Robert Cross
9 February 2023
This has been absolutely the best launcher for years. It is always one of the first apps I download on a new phone. Unfortunately since Android 13 it has not been a good experience for me. My screen freezes multiple times per day forcing me to turn the phone off and back on. Apps crash left and right. The tech advice has always been to delete the last app installed and see what happens. Well I deleted Nova and Nova Prime and the problems went away. I downloaded again and problems returned.
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What's new

Fixes for Android 12L
Bug fixes and optimizations