Microsoft Launcher is highly customizable, allowing you to organize everything on your phone. Your personalized feed makes it easy to view your calendar, to-do lists, and Sticky Notes on the go. Your digital assistant, Cortana, will help you achieve more every day. When you set up Microsoft Launcher as your new home screen, you can either start fresh with your favorite apps or import your current home screen layout. Your previous home screen will also remain accessible if you need it.
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- Slick, professional look
- Has a distinctive feel
- Pushes you towards Microsoft services
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Personalize Your Feed
- Set Microsoft Launcher as your default home screen to enjoy a personalized feed and improved functionality with your other Microsoft apps.
- Customize your feed to see news, calendar events, docs, and contacts at a glance.
- View your calendar card to easily manage your schedule across devices.
- Use Family features to see how much time your kids spend on their phone, and to spot them on a map, at home or on the go.
Give your phone a new look
- Choose from light, dark and transparent themes to suit your style.
- Enjoy Bing daily images as your wallpaper or use your own photos.
- Personalize your apps with custom icon packs and use adaptive icons to give your icons a consistent look and feel.
- Your digital assistant, Cortana, is available from your device.
- Cortana can complete tasks for you like reading your unread text messages, letting you know how your calendar looks, and more.
Continue on PC
- Photos on your phone are instantly available on your Windows PC.
- Seamlessly transition between editing docs on your phone and on your PC
Search the Web
- Using Microsoft Launcher’s universal search bar, you can search the web, your files, apps, docs, and messages all at once.
- Gesture customization lets you double-tap to lock your phone, swipe up for app drawer and more.
- Keep your most important contacts at your fingertips – add them to folders, or pin them to your home screen or dock.
Microsoft Launcher is a good fit for larger-screened Android devices since it’s able to fit plenty of information and icons on each screen – and it doesn’t rely on blank white backgrounds to ensure readability is perfect.
You’ll either love or hate Bing wallpapers, which switch up your background regularly from the Bing image archive. This is optional, however.
The shortcut dock is another interesting extra. In a lot of new phones, an upwards swipe from a home screen takes you to the app drawer. In Microsoft Launcher, it brings up a dock of recently-used apps and toggle controls for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the airplane mode.
Predictably, Microsoft’s main aim with Microsoft Launcher is to get you to use Microsoft services such as its calendar and Cortana. You’ll see these as part of an update feed home screen, which sits to the left of your default homepage. Microsoft Launcher isn’t for everyone, but it does give your Android a completely different feel.