1. rimz808's Avatar
    I am considering getting the Fold 4, but I am not a fan of Samsung One UI launcher and have always used Nova launcher on all my android phones.

    Is anyone using Nova launcher on their Fold 4 and are you encountering any issues? Does the taskbar still function when using Nova or is that only available on the One UI launcher?

    Thank you for your inputs,
    Ryan
    09-30-2022 02:17 PM
  2. bkeaver's Avatar
    The stock launcher for the zfold 4 is better imo than Nova for the Zfold4. It doesn't handle the 2 different screens very well. Until Nova makes their launch play well I would stick with stock personally. But that my opinion.
    Ludatyk and bkdodger2 like this.
    09-30-2022 04:32 PM
  3. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Task bar will not work with Nova. I know on the fold 3 there were delays of the icons displaying when you open the phone. I don't know if that's different on the fold 4. I doubt it since Nova said they were not going to support folding phones.
    Connert and bkeaver like this.
    09-30-2022 08:55 PM
  4. Yguideslou's Avatar
    The stock launcher for the zfold 4 is better imo than Nova for the Zfold4. It doesn't handle the 2 different screens very well. Until Nova makes their launch play well I would stick with stock personally. But that my opinion.
    "Better" depends on the desired use, so you are of course correct in saying, "imo."

    Nova launcher is orders of magnitude better for me because the max grid layout of OneUI is only 6 x 5, Nova can go up to 12 x 12. I use 8 x 9 and 12 x 12 in the app drawer.

    This allows me to get everything that I want on one screen, without having to swipe, use folders, or edge panels. Everything is just one tap away, and I use several widgets too.

    I personally don't care about having a different layout on the front and inside screens, where Nova falls short, so which launcher is "better" depends on the user.

    I can't have different layouts on front and inside screens with Nova, but I can have this...

    Fold 4 with Nova Launcher-screenshot_20221001_085509_nova7.jpg
    10-01-2022 09:00 AM
  5. bkeaver's Avatar
    "Better" depends on the desired use, so you are of course correct in saying, "imo."

    Nova launcher is orders of magnitude better for me because the max grid layout of OneUI is only 6 x 5, Nova can go up to 12 x 12. I use 8 x 9 and 12 x 12 in the app drawer.

    This allows me to get everything that I want on one screen, without having to swipe, use folders, or edge panels. Everything is just one tap away, and I use several widgets too.

    I personally don't care about having a different layout on the front and inside screens, where Nova falls short, so which launcher is "better" depends on the user.

    I can't have different layouts on front and inside screens with Nova, but I can have this...

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    If i didn't use the front screen it would be ok. Now would I prefer Nova, yes as I use it on every other phone that I have.
    However, you loose the control over both screens and the trask bar. I can get by with good lock until Nova decides to develop it to work properly with this device.
    10-01-2022 09:34 AM
  6. Yguideslou's Avatar
    If i didn't use the front screen it would be ok. Now would I prefer Nova, yes as I use it on every other phone that I have.
    However, you loose the control over both screens and the trask bar. I can get by with good lock until Nova decides to develop it to work properly with this device.
    I played around with OneUI and 4.1.1 taskbar, and didn't like it enough to give up the larger density that I can get with Nova.

    Also, the GoodLock recent apps taskbar, (seen in my screenshot), is enough for me.

    It's a shame too, because as I've lamented in other similar threads, I want to like and use OneUI, I just can't go without the layouts that I can get with Nova.

    No matter how I try, I just can't even get all the widgets I use on one page, let alone along with the app icons. Plus OneUI doesn't allow me to resize widgets as much as Nova does.

    Nova may not allow me to have different front & inside layouts, (which I don't even want anyway), but other than that, the customization available with Nova is orders of magnitude better.

    C'mon Samsung... pull your head out of your derriere and allow "Nova-level" customization!!
    10-01-2022 09:55 AM
  7. danhartman26's Avatar
    "Better" depends on the desired use, so you are of course correct in saying, "imo."

    Nova launcher is orders of magnitude better for me because the max grid layout of OneUI is only 6 x 5, Nova can go up to 12 x 12. I use 8 x 9 and 12 x 12 in the app drawer.

    This allows me to get everything that I want on one screen, without having to swipe, use folders, or edge panels. Everything is just one tap away, and I use several widgets too.

    I personally don't care about having a different layout on the front and inside screens, where Nova falls short, so which launcher is "better" depends on the user.

    I can't have different layouts on front and inside screens with Nova, but I can have this...

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    With Good Lock Home Up module on my S22 Ultra, I can go to 7x7 on home screen and app drawer. I know it's not quite what you are looking for, but a little better than the stock experience...

    I don't know if maybe you can go even higher on the Folds. Maybe worth at least checking it out.
    10-01-2022 04:32 PM
  8. Yguideslou's Avatar
    With Good Lock Home Up module on my S22 Ultra, I can go to 7x7 on home screen and app drawer. I know it's not quite what you are looking for, but a little better than the stock experience...

    I don't know if maybe you can go even higher on the Folds. Maybe worth at least checking it out.
    Thank you, I'll give it a shot.
    10-01-2022 06:10 PM

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