We all know very well that launchers are one of the best and easiest ways to change the interface of our smartphone without any complication. As you just have to go to the tech giant Google’s well-known Play Store and select the one that you want, download it, install it and enjoy it, isn’t it simple? However, one that has earned the most popularity is undoubtedly, the Nova Launcher, as it gives the smartphone an extra fluidity and at the same time, it also offers great personalization as well. Hence, in this post, we will mention some tricks and utilities that will surely help you to know a little more about the Nova Launcher.
Top 13 Best Cool Nova Launcher Tricks You Should Know
Launchers are one of the best and easiest ways to change the interface of our smartphone without any complication. As you just have to go to the tech giant Google’s well-known Play Store and select the one that you want, download it, install it and enjoy it, isn’t it simple?
However, one that has earned the most popularity is undoubtedly, the Nova Launcher, as it gives the smartphone an extra fluidity and at the same time, it also offers great personalization as well. Hence, in this post, we will mention some tricks and utilities that will surely help you to know a little more about the Nova Launcher. So, now without wasting much time let’s get started and simply explore the whole list that we have mentioned below.
One of the first things you may want to configure is whether you prefer a light or dark theme. Just install Nova Launcher, at the time of setting it, you can make this choice, but later, if you change your mind, you can also change this option again. As you just have to go to the Nova settings, then Night mode option from where you can select your desired mode to apply it instantly.
Double touch to turn off the screen (Premium)
A gesture that many may like is to turn off the screen with a double tap, but instead of in the status bar, you can do it on the main screen only. To do this, in the Nova settings, go to ‘Gestures & inputs’, look for ‘Double tap’ and select ‘Turn off the screen’, that’s it you are done.
Customize the size of the icons
Do you think the icons in the application drawer are too big or too small? Don’t worry, as you can simply change its size, as well as the name of the applications from the Nova settings. Hence, to do so, simply go to ‘Applications’, select ‘Customize icons’ and modify its size and the name of the apps according to your need.
You can also do the same with the icons on the Home screen, only instead of choosing ‘Applications’ in the settings, you will have to go to ‘Home screen’ and choose the same option, ‘Customize icons’. This part asks for the premium version of the launcher, but the part of the label can be modified in the free version.
Hide apps in the app drawer (Premium)
If you do not want someone to see a certain application installed on your smartphone, then don’t worry as you can hide the icons so that they do not occupy a place in your app drawer. Hence, to do so, simply you have to go to the Nova settings, choose ‘Applications’, search ‘Hide applications’ and select those you do not want to be displayed.
Dark icons in the notification bar
If you have a very clear screen background that makes it difficult for you to see the icons in the notification bar or simply you like dark icons, you can have it in a very easy way. In the Nova settings, simply go to ‘Appearance’ and simply activate the ‘Dark Icons’ option.
Add pages to the ‘dock’
The dock (the lower bar that usually contains access to the app drawer) may be a place to have the most useful applications, but it will be short if you do not want to use the main screen. Hence, to add pages to the dock, from the Nova settings, simply select ‘Dock’ and then ‘Dock Pages’, after which you can choose up to a total number of five pages.
Change the desktop grid
If the number of icons that enter each page of the desktop is not the one you like, you can easily modify it from the Nova settings. Once inside, select the ‘Desktop’ and then ‘Desktop Grid’, here you can configure the number and, if you want, the icons can be placed between grids.
Choose how to open the app drawer
The second thing you can configure after choosing the light or dark theme is the way in which you can open the app drawer. Here you will get two options, the first one is Swipe to open and the second one is the old one that we typically find any normal Android smartphones, of course, the single tap app drawer.
So, whatever style you want to apply you can do so, simply you have to open Nova settings and then you will see the option App drawer from where you can simply select your desired option.
Choose the method to turn off the screen (Premium)
If you want to choose how the screen will turn off when using the Nova gesture that you have configured for that function, go to the Nova settings, click on ‘Advanced’ (located at the bottom) and some options will be displayed, among which is ‘Screen lock method’. There are three ways to lock the screen, the first method, you can use the device manager to turn off the screen immediately, but it requires a PIN to unlock it and prevent it from being unlocked with the fingerprint.
The second method is for the screen to turn off after 5 seconds and, in the meantime, turn it black. The third method is to turn off the screen immediately with root access, and it would be like pressing the lock button.
Change the grid of the application drawer
In the same way, you can also change the grid of the desktop as well, and you can do it with the application drawer, but in the Nova settings you should go, instead, to ‘Applications’ and select ‘Grid of the application drawer’. However, this time you can not choose if the icons can be put between grids.
Hide clock from the notification bar (requires root access and the Premium version)
If you think that the watch of you device is taking place in the notification bar, you can simply remove it, but, keep one thing in your mind that it requires root access. If you have it, from the Nova settings, simply go to ‘Appearance’, select ‘Hide clock’ and then simply select your desired places where you do not want to see it.
Activate/Deactivate search bar in the application drawer
One of the most interesting and discrete features that we can find in the app drawer is the search bar, so we will not have to navigate between that sea of apps that more than one we have installed. If you want to choose between activating and deactivating it, simply go to ‘Applications’ in the Nova settings and activate or deactivate the ‘Search bar’ switch.
Animation when opening applications
If you are one of those who likes to customize animations, you can also do it when opening your favorite applications. As you just have to go to the Nova settings, then ‘Appearance’ and click on ‘Application Animation’ to be able to choose between the seven options that it offers and shows you.
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So, these are some of the most interesting tips and tricks that Nova Launcher offer, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below. And if you liked this top list then simply do not forget to share this article with all your friends and family.