How to Change Nova Launcher Theme and Whole Appearance

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Nova Launcher has become one of the most popular Android launcher on this planet. It has nice looks, advanced features, almost easy to customize, and has some themes on it. You can even change everything about Nova Launcher, including the theme.

How to Change Nova Launcher Home Screen

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Nova Launcher home screen has simple and unique looks. It has fairly amazing customization that you can change around the home screen of Nova Launcher, like the icon, the folder, dock.

To change home screen of Nova Launcher, just open the Settings app by tap and hold the screen for a second.

open nova launcher setting app

Now, you can change everything about Nova Launcher including home screen and theme. Let’s start by changing the desktop grid. Tap Home screen. Then tap Desktop grid. From here, you can change how much row and column Nova Launcher on the home screen. Tap Done.

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how to change nova launcher rows and columns

Now, let’s take a look at the label color and icon size. Changing these things are important when you want to change the whole appearance of Nova Launcher. Nova Launcher generally allow you to change the size of the icon according to the percentage you choose, the font size, the font, color of the text, whether it uses shadow or not, single line, and more. You can also use best icon pack for Nova Launcher.

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Nova Launcher doesn’t just offer you options to change label color, but the hue and saturation. The hue and saturation itself can be set accordingly.

nova launcher font and text size change

Nova Launcher also provide some options on changing the padding. This one allow you to change the padding size of the home screen. Tap Done.

nova launcher padding change

How to Change Dock Appearance on Nova Launcher

Now, you can can also change the dock appearance on Nova Launcher. It has many options that lets you choose the dock background, pages, icons, icon layout, and padding. It also allow you to have infinite scroll or not. Let’s take a look at options that lets you change dock background. It has three options: custom platform, and arc.

how to change nova launcher dock background and color

You can change the content and the transparency rate. It also provide you a bunch of color options.

how to change nova launcher color

Changing the dock background’s transparency is important to make your Nova Launcher looks modern. Many UI in today’s apps are using transparency to make it looks more neat and clean.

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You can not just set Nova Launcher as default, but you can also change the dock pages and icons/rows. You can also customize and change how big the icons are, whether it uses label or not, the font, font size, the color of the label, and whether it uses shadow.

nova launcher change dock icon size and rows

You can change the padding of the dock, too.

how to change padding on dock

How to Change the Home Screen Search Bar on Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher also provide you a way to change the search bar looks. From the placement, style, search engine, wallpaper scrolling, transition effect, infinite scroll, page indicator, indicator color, and more. Here, you can change the placement: widget, dock (above icons, below icons), and persistent. Or, you choose to hide the search bar by tapping None.

how to change nova launcher home screen search bar placement

Nova Launcher amazingly provide you a way to change the logo of Google on the search bar. This is way too advanced to be customized. You can even change the search window and voice search. This is a probably a thing you missed out if you just don’t like the app and uninstall Nova Launcher instead.

change search bar look on nova launcher

If you scroll to the bottom, there’s a lot more option to change everything about the home screen. From wallpaper scrolling, transition effect, page indicator, and more.

how to change search bar look

Nova Launcher provides three transition effects from simple, cube, card stack. You can get more transition of Nova Launcher by buying the premium version.

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You can change the page indicator three options.

change nova launcher page indicator

You can change the indicator color easily by tapping Indicator color. There’s a bunch of color you can choose.

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How to Change Nova Launcher App Drawer

Customizing Nova Launcher doesn’t feel enough if you didn’t customize the appearance of the app drawer. Nova Launcher has some to change about the app drawer because by default, it may not look good enough. You can change the app drawer looks as much as the home screen. Here, you can change the app drawer style (vertical, list, or horizontal).

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You can change the app drawer grid. It’s the rows and columns. You can also change the icon size, font, font size, font color, its shadow effect, and the background color of app drawer.

change nova launcher app drawer grid

Nova Launcher also lets you to change the card background, whether to put frequently used apps, top bar, search bar style, and the gesture options on app drawer.

change nova launcher app drawer background, gesture, and more

How to Change Folder Appearance on Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher also lets you to change the folder style. Folder is when you open a group of app shortcut on home screen. You can change the looks of that folder, from the background color, window style, icon layout, transition animation, mode, transparency, and more.

nova launcher folder change

You may find the home screen transition animation has more animation options that the folder. But that’s fine, because zoom and circle are already enough to make your Nova Launcher looks better.

how to change nova launcher folder

There are lots of icon layout and icon shape that you can choose on Nova Launcher. This makes Nova Launcher as one of the best Android launcher out there.

how to change nova launcher icon layout

How to Change the Whole Themes, Look, and Feel

Nova Launcher doesn’t just provide you each options that lets you customize each of its page. But also provide you the general options that applies to all pages (home screen, app drawer, and dock). Like the icon shape, screen orientation, animation speed, scroll speed, app animation, and more.

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You can choose auto-rotate, force portrait, or force landscape. You can also choose the animation speed that happen on every area. You can also change the app animation specifically when opening app.

change nova launcher animation

You can even change the popup menu. The popup menu is context menu, the menu which shows when you tap and hold any apps. It’s like a right-click menus. You can also change the app search background color.

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How to Change Nova Launcher Theme to Dark

Nova Launcher, just like Microsoft Launcher, provide you a way that lets you change the theme to dark. It’s a turning point for a launcher app, because who doesn’t love dark theme?

To change Nova Launcher from light to dark theme, you can tap Night mode on Nova Settings. Then turn it on.

change nova launcher theme to dark

You can even change how dark it could be by tapping on those three options of background color. If you wish, you could also change what area that could use this dark theme.

nova launcher dark theme


Now you’ve changed Nova Launcher’s theme and the whole appearance from home screen to app drawer. If you have any feedback, you leave it in the comment below.

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