Pixel Launcher is the home screen experience for the Pixel and Pixel XL phones by Google. It claims to work on other Android phones with minimum requirement of Android 5.0. Though, it failed on effort to use it on a Samsung Galaxy S4 running 5.1
Why is Pixel Launcher so special?
Lets say, because it is from Google. Pixel launcher has appeared to be one of a kind with its outstanding new features, icons and functionality.
In this post, I will show you how you can . Even if you were able to install and use Pixel Launcher in your non-pixel phones, its features will be limited and buggy.
To clone Pixel Launcher, you would need two free apps
- Nova Launcher and
- Pixel Icon Pack
How to make your Android look like Pixel Launcher
Firstly, download and install the two apps from Play Store or alternative links from the bottom of this post. Currently, Nova launcher for Pixel launcher style is in beta version. I would suggest you download from the alternative link below this post.
After installing Nova Launcher, tap to open. Then follow these settings to choosing your presets;
- Overall theme, choose LIGHT
- App drawer style, choose IMMERSIVE
- Open app drawer action, choose SWIPE UP
- Then apply.
|Initial Nova Launcher look /ChuksGuide|
|Choosing Icon pack /ChuksGuide|
|Final desktop look /ChuksGuide|
|Final Nova look on App drawer /ChuksGuide|
To open your app drawer, just swipe up starting from the up arrow. You can also add some free gestures from gestures and inputs under Nova Settings. For notification badge to work, you will need to upgrade to Nova Prime. But these free features are still great.