4 Ways on How to Uninstall Nova Launcher Safely (The Right Way) from Android

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If you happen to install and get Nova Launcher, you may either feel great and like the app, or, you just don’t like it for some reasons. If you don’t like the app, you can just uninstall Nova Launcher directly.

But, there are many problems were experienced in the past by some users telling that they could not remove the app. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to uninstall Nova Launcher.

Those users that could not uninstall Nova Launcher were experiencing issues like: this app is device manager app and has to be stopped before uninstalling it message, disabled uninstall button, and more.

Especially if you just set Nova Launcher as default launcher, you would probably get stuck uninstalling it.

Uninstalling app should be done correctly. The problems often arise on old phone with old Android version that have never been updated for long time. Here’s how to uninstall this launcher app so you don’t have any problem that is caused by it.

But, before knowing how to uninstall it, you have to set another launcher as default and back it up.

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Want to Uninstall Nova Launcher? Back Up The Data First

Uninstalling or removing something from your Android phone may lose some data out of it, including Nova Launcher. You have to backup the data before uninstall Nova Launcher, especially if you want to go back again using it.

To do this, you can open Nova Launcher Settings. Then tap Backup & import settings. This is where you can maximize your Nova Launcher experience. The Settings app is amazing and has fully advanced options you can change.

before uninstall nova launcher, you have to back up the data first

Uninstalling Nova Launcher isn’t simple, you have to backup the data and then do some changes. Backing up data is easy, just tap Backup. Then, you will see the date of the backup, you can change Device Storage to something else. It is where you want to save the backup file of Nova Launcher. Tap OK if you’re done with it.

backing up nova launcher data is easy

You can either choose Device Storage, Document Storage, and Share. You can then allow Nova Launcher to access photos, media, and files on your device to allow it saving the backup file.

to back up data of nova launcher before uninstall it, you have to allow permission

If you see a message “Backup created”, then you’re done. That is how you backup Nova Launcher data before uninstalling it.

nova launcher backup has done, now you can uninstall it

After backing up the data, now you have to set System launcher as default to avoid some problem (if you use old phone) while uninstalling Nova Launcher.

Before Uninstall Nova Launcher, You Have to Set System Launcher As Default Launcher

Alright.

Setting a another launcher as default is easy. Just open Settings app. Tap Hom screen & Recents. Then there’s option that lets you choose to set your default launcher.

how to uninstall nova launcher from android

Now, you have to choose another launcher that you still want to use. For instance, the System launcher. This will make Play Store fine to uninstall Nova Launcher from your Android phone.

setting up default launcher

How to Uninstall Nova Launcher Directly

This way is direct. You don’t have to open Settings app only to uninstall an app, including Nova Launcher.

Drag and drop Nova Launcher app, drop it into the trash icon. Then, tap Uninstall.

directly uninstall nova launcher

How to Uninstall Nova Launcher by Deleting Its Data First

This method is a little bit hard because you have some work to do.

Just open Settings app.

Tap Manage apps. Then search nova launcher.

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Once the Settings app shows you Nova Launcher, tap at it and it will show the whole detail about this launcher app. To clear data, just tap Clear Data.

clearing data of nova launcher first

Then, tap any option depend on what you want to do with the app. Either clear all data or just clear cache. But, if your goal is to uninstall Nova Launcher, then tap Clear all data.

clear data

Then, tap Uninstall. Tap OK once there’s a message pop out.

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How to Uninstall Nova Launcher Through Play Store

There’s another way to uninstall app, and that is by opening the Nova Launcher page in Nova Launcher.

Then tap Uninstall. Tap OK to confirm.

uninstall nova from play store

If I Uninstall Nova Launcher, Can I Go Back?

If you uninstall Nova Launcher, you can go back anytime you want. If you use Nova Launcher again, you may lose some data if you didn’t back up Nova data in the first place. That’s why backing it up first before uninstalling it is important. Nova itself provide simple way you can do to backup, as we mentioned earlier.

If you don’t like Nova Launcher to customize your launcher experience on Android, you may another alternative. The best alternative we have that compete with Nova Launcher is Microsoft Launcher. It has many advanced feature and free, just like Nova.


There are many ways you can do to uninstall Nova Launcher. But doing that, you should be careful with what you do. Especially if you use old Android phone with old Android version. If you’ve feedback, leave it in the comment below.

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