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Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with powerful, customizable, and versatile home screen. You Change icons, layouts, animations and more. Nova Launcher is the top of the AOSP-style launchers available in Android. 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. Chock full of features you won't find in the stock launcher, and comes highly recommended.

Nova Launcher Newest Features:

- Highly customizable launcher for modern Android
- Nova brings the latest Android launcher features to all other phones.
- Custom Icon Themes: Find thousands of icon themes for Nova Launcher on the Play Store.
- Customize App Drawer, Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
- Color controls for labels, folders, unread badges, drawer tabs and backgrounds
- 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: Much greater control than standard launchers, Nova Launcher allows you to snap icons or widgets half way through the desktop grid cells. 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, keeping the animations smooth and letting you use your phone as fast as you can move your fingers.
- Improved Widget Drawer: Widgets grouped by app makes it much faster to use
- Widgets in dock: Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4x1 music player widget
- Import Layout: No need to rebuild your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from most popular launchers. Including the one that came with your phone.
- Scrollable Dock: Create multiple docks and scroll between them
- Backup/Restore: Sophisticated backup/restore system allowing you to backup your desktop layout and launcher settings
- Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continuously

Nova Launcher Prime

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.
- More scrolling effects, unread counts, and others.

Nova Launcher Start-Up Guide

Nova Launcher is used customize your Android phone and We'll provide a rundown of the most useful Nova Launcher tips and tricks. To get the full functionality you can get the paid version Nova Launcher Prime. The experimental menu, the scrolling orientation, icon customization and Night Mode are available on the free version of the app, as for the rest features you will need the paid app, known as Nova Launcher Prime.

- We will start this guide by demonstrating how to swipe and action when clicking on an App icon. To set this up, just long press on an icon, select Edit Press on the Swipe action option to select the action of your choosing.
- If you want to swipe action on the home scree you need to opn Nova setttings , Gestures & inputs then you can set the actions that you want. For example you can make the double-fingered swipe up to open Nova settings and a double-fingered swipe down to open play store
- You can make an app folder that is hidden, appearing only as an icon so you can access apps without leaving up your home screen. When you swipe up this icon it will open the folder and when pressed it will open the first app. To do this you first need to drag the related apps into a folder as you would normally. Then long-press on the folder and select Edit. Now you can press on the icon to choose a different one, change the name of the folder, and adjust the Swipe to open and Tap action settings. No flick the Swipe to open toggle to the right, and, from the Tap action drop-down menu, select First item in folder.
- If you want to lock your android device you can use the 'Double tap to lock' option. First you need to go to Nova Settings then click on Gestures & inputs and then click Double tap and select Screen lock.
- In Android the app drawer is one page but with Nova Launcher, you can add extra tabs to it that you can swipe left and right to scroll through. So in order make your apps more organized you can Name your tabs and fill them up with preferred apps. To do so you need to go to Nova Settings and head to App & widget drawer. Now enable the Tab bar then go down to then Drawer groups and add additional tabs by pressing the + sign. Now you can put Apps in the main app tab.
- One of the cool features in Nova Launcher is Smooth scrolling. To use Smooth scrolling add the same widget to all of your launcher screens, and then open up Nova settings then go to Desktop m then to Scroll effect and select Wipe near the bottom of the list.
- In Nova Launcher you can use keyboard emoji instead of words to label Drawer Tabs. To so this you need to go to Nova Settings then App and widget drawers then to Drawer groups and click on on the pencil icon beside and on the keyboard navigate to the desired emoji.
- To switch between vertical and horizontal scrolling between your apps you can change the scrolling orientation. First long hold anywhere on the display to go to thr settings menu then select App & widget drawers then App drawer style then select which view you would like vertical or horizontal.
- In Nova Launcher you can customize icon shape, size and label. To do so you need to go to Nova Settings then go to head to Look & feel and Tap on Icon Style. Choose from six possible icon shapes, including System, Round, Square and more. Scroll and tick Reshape legacy icons, if you want all your icons to have a uniform shape. Scroll down and you will also find options to adjust adaptive icon animations and normalize icon size. Customizing the text under icons or removing it completely is also an option on Nova Launcher. Go to App drawer, then Icon Layout then change the font, color and size of the text, you can even allows you to add shadow to the icon labels and to choose whether you want the text to fit in a single line or not.
- In Nova Launcher you can activate Night mode by going to Settings and then Night Mode and apply the dark theme on your search bar, app drawer, drawer icons and folders.

Nova Launcher FAQ

Home Screen and Widgets

Can you integrate Google Now/Discover into Nova Launcher's home screen like on Pixel Launcher?

Yes. The Google Discover page found in Pixel Launcher can easily be recreated in Nova Launcher with our companion tool. This requires a separate installation via sideloading, as the app isn't available in the Google Play Store.

Before installing the Nova Google Companion App, you'll need to be running Android 5.0 or above, as well as Nova Launcher 5.3 or above. The Infinite Scroll feature found in Nova Settings > Home screen > Scroll must also be disabled.

Keep in mind that Google Discover is owned and maintained by Google, so Nova is unable to provide any sort of custom options within Discover.

Can I have different wallpaper on each page of my home screen?

No, this isn't currently possible in Nova Launcher.

Can I set different wallpapers for my home screen and lock screen?

As long as your phone is running Android 7.0 or above, you can set different home and lock screen wallpapers when setting your wallpaper.

Can I create folders on the home screen?

Yes. Drag one icon on top of another to create a folder on the home screen. Alternatively, you can drag folders directly out of the app drawer.

How can I get persistent weather to show up in the search bar?

Persistent weather options are considered "unsupported" due to limitations on Google's end. As a result, this option is found in the Labs menu of Nova Launcher.

To enable the Labs menu, open Nova settings and hold the volume down button. After a short amount of time, the Labs menu will appear.

To increase the chances of weather working properly, your phone will need to be running Android 6.0 or above. This still doesn't guarantee that the feature will work, but it helps.

You can enable weather by heading in the Labs menu and ticking the "Allow weather" box.

How do I disable the weather option in the Google Search bar?

First, head into Nova Settings > Home screen > Search bar style and disable the "Weather" option at the bottom.

Then go to Nova Settings > Labs and deselect the "Weather in search bar" option.

The date in the search bar widget is cut off. What's wrong and can I fix it?

This is likely due to a DPI issue. Either change your system font or adjust the DPI of the display if possible.

Why aren't app shortcuts working for certain apps?

Most app shortcuts are supported on Android 7.1 and above, so if your phone is running a version below that you'll get very limited access to the app shortcut functionality. It's worth noting that due to API restrictions, these can't be ported to any Android version older than 5.1.

If you want app shortcuts in a particular app, you'll need to contact that app's developer. All app shortcuts are handled on a per-app basis---Nova doesn't handle these shortcuts.

Finally, Nova will need to be set as your default launcher before app shortcuts will work.

The app shortcuts menu is showing double entries. How can I fix this?

Restart Nova Launcher in Nova Settings > Advanced. This should correct the problem.


Can I set certain apps to use Dynamic Badges while others use Numeric Badges?

No. It's not currently possible to use two different badge types in tandem.

How do I enable Dynamic Badges, Notification Dots, Numeric Dots, or Numeric Badges?

These are only available in Nova Prime, but once you've purchased it you can find Badge options in Nova Settings > Notification Badges.

Numeric Badges (not to be confused with Numeric Dots) require TeslaUnread to be installed before they'll be available.


Can I change the on-screen navigation buttons?

You can only change the navigation buttons on rooted devices or certain OEM Roms. This isn't something Nova Launcher is capable of doing.

I want to hide the back button on the home screen like on Pixel Launcher. Is that possible with Nova?

Unfortunately, this feature is exclusive to Pixel Launcher and no other app is allowed to hide the back button.

Is there a way to get Android 9.0's gestures with Nova Launcher?

Unfortunately, this settings is exclusive to Android Pie and not something that can be enabled with a launcher.

App Drawer

How can I get the app drawer button back?

The button to open the app drawer can be replaced a couple of different ways.

First, long-press on the home screen and choose "Widgets." Then Nova Actions > App Drawer. This will add an app drawer button to the home screen which you can then place in the dock.

Alternatively, you can head into Nova Settings > Backup & import > Quick start and choose "Dock icon" for the drawer style.

Can I sort the drawer icons?

Currently, Nova sorts all apps and folders alphabetically in the drawer, and there isn't a way to customize this behavior.

I can't change the app drawer button. What's wrong?

Try disabling Night Mode. You should be able to change the drawer button after that, then you can restore Night Mode if you wish.

Can I set separate wallpapers in the app drawer and home screen?

Unfortunately, that's not possible at this time.

Can I hide apps in Nova Launcher's drawer?

There's an option to hide apps in Nova Settings > App drawer > Hide apps.

Keep in mind, however, that this is meant to be an organizational tool and not a way to globally hide apps. Any hidden apps will still show up on the home screen and in search. If you want to completely hide an app, you'll need to use a third-party tool as this isn't something Nova Launcher can do.

Can I create folders in the app drawer?

Yes. Head to Nova Settings > App drawer > Drawer groups > Folders to create new ones.

Can I add a blur effect to the app drawer or folders?

At this time we have no plans to add any sort of blurring effect to Nova Launcher.


I can't find Dock Settings! Where did they go?

Starting with Nova 6.0, Dock Settings have been moved to Nova Settings > Home screen > Dock.

Nova Prime

Is Nova Launcher Prime a one-time fee?

Nova Launcher Prime is a one-time purchase and will allow you to re-install it on any Android device as long as you use the same Google account you paid with.

Do I need to have Nova Launcher and Nova Prime installed to get Prime features?

Yes. The Nova Prime app is just an unlocker for all the features in Nova Launcher. Prime features won't be available if the Prime app isn't installed.

Can I transfer my purchase of Nova Prime to another account?

Yes. We'll need your receipt for the original Nova Prime purchase, as well as the exact email for the new account. You should be able to find your original Nova Prime receipt in Google Pay if you have it set up.

Once you've found the original receipt, use Nova Settings > Contact to send a copy of the receipt and the new account. From there, we'll help transfer your Prime account over.

How can I get rid of the ads in Nova Launcher and Nova Prime?

No version of Nova Launcher contains ads. If you're experiencing ads in Nova, it's likely caused by another app.


I’m using Android 4.x (or below) and Nova no longer updates. Why?

Nova 6.0 and above requires Android 5.x or higher.

In Android 6.x (Marshmallow) the notification shade animation is slow. How do I fix this?

Unfortunately, this is due to a bug introduced in Marshmallow and is currently unfixable without upgrading to Nougat (or above). Alternatively, there's a solution for this issue on devices with root access for those unable to upgrade to an updated version of Android.

Does Nova support double-tapping to turn on/off the screen?

If your device supports turning the display off by double tapping, you can double tap the notification bar at the top of the screen to execute this feature. Alternatively, can you set a custom gesture to do the same thing in Nova Settings > Gestures & inputs.

Due to API restrictions, we're not able to turn the screen on with a double tap in Nova Settings. This is a per-device feature only.

How do I enable the Labs section in Nova Launcher?

Open Nova Settings and long-press the volume down button until the Labs menu appears (it's below Backup & import settings).

Can I make a feature request?

Yes. In Nova Settings, scroll down to "Contact support" to send a feature request. All requests are handled internally and not posted publicly.

Note: Just because a feature is often requested doesn't necessarily guarantee its inclusion in Nova Launcher.

How can I send a crash report to the support team?

There are two ways of doing this, though the first method highlighted below is preferred.

First, enable Developer Mode on your phone, then enable USB debugging and Bug Report Shortcut. If you're not sure how to do that, head here for full instructions (Note: the process may vary slightly depending on which version of Android you're phone is running). With that set up, hold the power button and select "Take a Bug Report" the next time your phone crashes.

Alternatively, you can head into Nova Settings and long-press the volume down button, which will enable Nova Labs. From there, choose Labs > Debug > Show Device Info > Email, which will send us debugging info that includes the latest crash report. This method isn't as preferred, though it can also be helpful in some situations.

What's New

-Improved Night Mode
-Bug fixes and optimizations

Nova Launcher Beta

Nova Launcher Beta builds include new features and tweaks before they're released to all users. They're not tested as thoroughly and may not be as reliable. Beta builds are best for users who don't mind things being a little unstable. You can get started with Nova Beta builds by either opting in as a tester on Google Play or downloading the APK from the links below.
To enroll in the beta channel you need to:
-Join the Nova Launcher Beta Community on Discord
-Become a Nova Launcher beta tester
-When a new beta build becomes available, it will notify you or automatically install on your device depending on Play Store settings

Beta builds work as direct upgrades to your existing Nova Launcher installation and don't require you to uninstall Nova stable builds first. All betas are compatible with Nova Prime and its features. For betas, you can update from Nova Settings > Nova Launcher Version > Beta. You can also enable automatic update checks in this menu.
Download latest Nova Launcher Beta here.

Nova Launcher Changelog

6.1.11 Jun 13, 2019
- Bug fixes

6.1.6 Apr 10, 2019
- Numeric Dots - notification based numeric badges. Does not require TeslaUnread. (Requires Nova Prime)
- Undo bar when removing desktop items
- Allow showing wallpaper in notch area when notification bar is hidden (Enable Transparent Notification Bar)
6.1.3 BETA Mar 26, 2019
- Undo bar when removing desktop items

6.1.2 BETA Mar 13, 2019
- Numeric dots now display counts on folders
- Allow showing wallpaper in notch area when notification bar is hidden (Enable Transparent Notification Bar)

6.1.1 BETA Mar 5, 2019
- Dark mode for the Google Discover page (Requires Nova Google Companion APK and Oreo or greater)
- Numeric Dots - notification based numeric badges. Does not require TeslaUnread. (Requires Nova Prime)

Nova Launcher App permissions

Device & app history
- retrieve running apps
- read the contents of your USB storage
- modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
- precise location (GPS and network-based)
- approximate location (network-based)
- read the contents of your USB storage
- modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
- directly call phone numbers
Wi-Fi connection information
- view Wi-Fi connections
- choose widgets
- adjust your wallpaper size
- disable or modify status bar
- modify secure system settings
- read Home settings and shortcuts
- receive data from Internet
- modify system settings
- prevent device from sleeping
- set wallpaper
- full network access
- close other apps
- view network connections
- expand/collapse status bar
- control vibration

Nova Launcher 8.0.8

This powerful launcher allows you to customize aspects of your home screen icons and folders with ease. Its outstanding graphic quality is one of the features that stand out and make a difference in nova launcher. Even the simple action of sliding your finger to switch desktops shows in three dimensions an elaborate transition. Nova launcher allows you to customize the gestures you use on your device. Even shortcuts can make your android phone shake. Some features are only available for paid users. You can also customize the icons on your different desktops and make backups of your settings to import them to other devices. It also means that if you like the look on your mobile phone you can easily put it on your android tablet as well. Launcher combines versatility and elegance to offer a different home screen full of new possibilities. A real treasure for lovers of android customization.


To conclude Nova Launcher works on Android operating system and can be easily downloaded using the below download link according to Freeware license. Nova Launcher download file is only 8.4 MB  in size.
Nova Launcher was filed under the Collection category and was reviewed in and receive 5/5 Score.
Nova Launcher has been tested by our team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. We will recheck Nova Launcher when updated to assure that it remains clean.

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Popularity 10/10 - Downloads - 73 - Score - 5/5 2023 - Privacy Policy

Category: Collection 
Publisher: TeslaCoil Software
Last Updated: 20/11/2023
Requirements: Android 4.1+
License: Freeware
Operating system: Android
Hits: 1884
File size: 8.4 MB 

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