10-03-2016 09:02 AM
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  1. ShalloAngel03's Avatar
    Im new to Andriod. What are your guys favorite launcher to use? And also post screen shot so I can see!
    I love seeing people creations with these launchers!
    And where can I find custom Icons at to download for phone??
    09-29-2016 01:41 PM
  2. PapaGary's Avatar
    09-29-2016 01:52 PM
  3. pjwk81's Avatar
    Nova is the most popular one and you can get loads of icon packs on Google Play. Action Launcher 3 is also very good and takes almost all the icon packs that Nova does.

    On my own phone I use Pixel Launcher, but you can't change the icons on it.

    09-29-2016 01:56 PM
  4. bIOforger's Avatar
    Nova prime, the end.
    09-29-2016 02:59 PM
  5. TalkofNY26's Avatar
    Google now launcher with good lock. ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    09-29-2016 03:09 PM
  6. alarsen7's Avatar
    So I am also fairly new to android over the past year and have never used a different launcher. I am not trying to hijack the thread but had a quick question. If I experiment with a different launcher like nova or google now on my S7 Edge can I easily uninstall it and revert back to the way it was before without losing settings, layouts, or themes? I want to try a different launcher and play around with it but if I wanted to go back to the stock samsung launcher I don't want to lose anything or have any issues.

    Also will a different launcher use more battery or system resources? Do I have to disable the old launcher to prevent two from running?
    09-29-2016 03:30 PM
  7. pjwk81's Avatar
    So I am also fairly new to android over the past year and have never used a different launcher. I am not trying to hijack the thread but had a quick question. If I experiment with a different launcher like nova or google now on my S7 Edge can I easily uninstall it and revert back to the way it was before without losing settings, layouts, or themes? I want to try a different launcher and play around with it but if I wanted to go back to the stock samsung launcher I don't want to lose anything or have any issues.

    Also will a different launcher use more battery or system resources? Do I have to disable the old launcher to prevent two from running?
    Yep, Touchwiz will remain the same as you left it. The launcher will just be a home screen and app skin over that, but as soon as you uninstall the custom launcher you'll be straight back to your stock setup (or when you just select touchwiz as the default launcher again - you can still leave the custom one installed and switch back any time you like to the setup you had).
    ToddK likes this.
    09-29-2016 03:35 PM
  8. ToddK's Avatar
    Imma Nova Prime user... ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    09-29-2016 04:49 PM
  9. victoryrules8's Avatar
    Does using a launcher use additional battery or is there no difference? Just curious
    09-29-2016 08:06 PM
  10. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I use nova beta and have my phone set up just like the pixel launcher and can still use the icon packs. Love it so far.
    09-29-2016 11:09 PM
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    09-29-2016 11:10 PM
  12. 1812dave's Avatar
    Nova Prime + TeslaUnread
    Alan Sims and ToddK like this.
    09-30-2016 12:02 AM
  13. MikeRotch76's Avatar
    I use Nova Launcher prime, my home screen I use transparent clock and weather premium, I swipe left to get to my apps, and swipe right to my work email widget and BlackBerry Calendar widget. I use blackberry hub BTW. Which I have assigned to swipe up using Nova Launcher. I double tap to hide/show notification bar. On my home screen with the weather widgets I have different functions assigned to different parts of the widget. Tap on minutes brings me to Sound Profile so I can set vibrate, night mode, normal mode, tap on hours and it brings me to Timely, etc. I use wallpaper scrolling from Nova Launcher. Oh and the reason why I have S Health sitting in the corner on my Right screen is because I am not sure I want to keep using it, so it's in a temporary space

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    tsells likes this.
    09-30-2016 12:17 AM
  14. Nodnerb's Avatar
    Does using a launcher use additional battery or is there no difference? Just curious
    Actually they can often use LESS battery from what I've heard and run smoother.

    My last 3 phones I've set up NOVA the same day I've gotten them though so I can't even compare to stock anymore.
    ToddK likes this.
    09-30-2016 09:36 AM
  15. pjwk81's Avatar
    Nova had a bad run of hogging battery (which I why I went away from it for the first time in years originally) but I think it's OK now.
    09-30-2016 11:48 AM
  16. scott_0's Avatar
    Nova prime here, love it!
    ToddK likes this.
    10-01-2016 02:40 PM
  17. Who884l5's Avatar
    Nova uses allot less then touchwiz on my galaxy s7 edge. Sitting here with 3 hours on screen time at 60%. After the gear vr fiasco my phone is back to its old usage.
    ToddK likes this.
    10-01-2016 05:26 PM
  18. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Some impressive set ups!
    10-01-2016 11:21 PM
  19. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Can't go wrong with Nova or Apex. They are almost the same. I've used both for long periods of time. Right now I'm using Apex because I like the transition animations slightly better and I also like the home screen preview style better. It's the older style like this.
    10-02-2016 07:48 PM
  20. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Also, I did try Go Launcher for a bit but it was just lacking some key features that Nova and Apex have. The transition animations are way better with Go IMO but I like to have it so when I double tap the home screen, it shows my recent apps and I couldn't do that without using an Apex action. Lol. Maybe you can do this with the full version but I couldn't with the free version. I have paid versions of Apex and Nova so it's not because I'm cheap. I also didn't like how I couldn't set more than 5 apps on the dock. A few other little things as well that I can't remember off the top of my head.
    10-02-2016 07:52 PM
  21. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I tried Arrow launcher for about 5 minutes, and my phone felt completely locked down. Never again
    10-02-2016 10:11 PM
  22. LyricalNonsense's Avatar
    Action Launcher 3 (after upgrading to plus) is my favorite. Mostly because of the insanely useful shutter and quick access features. As well as the extraordinary amount of customization built in. Another draw is the seer dedication it is built with, the developer is constantly updating it with new features.
    pjwk81 likes this.
    10-02-2016 10:28 PM
  23. pjwk81's Avatar
    Action 3 is really worth trying now too. I use it on my Pixel C and it has some great little desktop shortcuts built in now.
    10-03-2016 02:38 AM
  24. Dukins's Avatar
    Action 3 is really worth trying now too. I use it on my Pixel C and it has some great little desktop shortcuts built in now.
    Yeah but still no Unread Counts and he said he wouldn't add it. That's what kills it for me. Great launcher though.
    10-03-2016 08:43 AM
  25. o4liberty's Avatar
    I prefer Google now launcher very simplistic with all the features you need.
    PapaGary likes this.
    10-03-2016 08:51 AM
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