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Here are the Best Nova Launcher Tips And Tricks You Must Try

Ah! Android and its beauty. One of the factors that make Android much better than all the other Mobile Operating Systems is customization. Android has endless customization features and when it comes to Android Customization, we all know Nova Launcher stands out of the crowd as the king of Android launchers. It comes with some of the unique features that you won’t get in any other launcher application. But, do you think you have tried every feature of Nova? Well, in this article, we will be talking about the Best Nova Launcher Tips and Tricks.

BEST NOVA LAUNCHER TIPS AND TRICKS

Well, many of you might be familiar with these features but if you aren’t, then thus article is surely going to be interesting for you. Also, we have added a video at the end that will give you a good idea of all the features that we are going to talk about in this article.

HIDDEN FOLDERS – 

If you want to hide the folders and the apps in it so that the home screen looks cleaner, you can do this via Nova. Just long press on the folder and go to the Edit option. There, turn on Swipe To Open and for the Tap Action, set the first app in the folder. Well, this will change your folder into the icon of the first app and when you tap on it, the app opens and not the folder. To see the contents of the folder, you have to swipe up from the app icon and that’s it. Isn’t that great?

SWIPE ACTIONS ON APPS –

You can add swipe actions on individual apps. For this, just long press any app icon and then go to the Edit option. There, you can set the action for Swipe.

SWIPE ACTIONS ON THE HOME SCREEN –

You can set various gestures like Double Tap, Swipe Up, Swipe Down etc via Nova Settings. You only need to go to the Gestures and Input setting and from there, you can customize as you want.

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DOUBLE TAP TO LOCK –

Not all the phones have this feature by default but you can get it via Nova Settings. So, just go to Gestures and Input option and then select Double Tap. From there, choose Screen lock and that’s it.

APP DRAWER TABS AND NAMING THEM WITH EMOJIS –

You won’t get App Drawer tabs in the normal Stock Android launcher but with Nova launcher, you can create as much as you want. Just head to Nova Settings > App and Widget Drawer > Tab Bar and Enable it. Now go to Drawer Groups option below and tap on the ‘+’ icon on top right corner. Now, you can create your own tab and add your desired apps in it. Also, if you want to change the name of the tab to keyboard emojis, you can do that too. e.g For Photography Related Tab, use the Camera emoji and so on.

CHANGE THE SCROLLING ORIENTATION – 

You can change the scrolling orientation to Horizontal, Vertical or List from the Nova Settings. For this, just go the App and Widget Drawer and then Select the App Drawer Style option and choose the desired orientation.

EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES – 

Nova launcher comes with many experimental features that cannot be accessed directly. To get these features, go to Nova Settings and once you are in the settings, Long press the Volume Down button and boom! You have got a new option called ‘Labs’. It contains some experimental features. you can remove this option by long pressing Volume UP button.

So, these were some of the Nova Launcher Tips and Tricks. Have more to share? Do let us know via the comments section.

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