Yes. The Google Discover page found in Pixel Launcher can easily be recreated in Nova Launcher with our companion tool. This requires a separate installation via sideloading, as the app isn't available in the Google Play Store.
Before installing the Nova Google Companion App, you'll need to be running Android 5.0 or above, as well as Nova Launcher 5.3 or above. The Infinite Scroll feature found in Nova Settings > Home screen > Scroll must also be disabled.
Keep in mind that Google Discover is owned and maintained by Google, so Nova is unable to provide any sort of custom options within Discover.
No, this isn't currently possible in Nova Launcher.
As long as your phone is running Android 7.0 or above, you can set different home and lock screen wallpapers when setting your wallpaper.
Yes. Drag one icon on top of another to create a folder on the home screen. Alternatively, you can drag folders directly out of the app drawer.
Persistent weather options are considered "unsupported" due to limitations on Google's end. As a result, this option is found in the Labs menu of Nova Launcher.
To enable the Labs menu, open Nova settings and hold the volume down button. After a short amount of time, the Labs menu will appear.
To increase the chances of weather working properly, your phone will need to be running Android 6.0 or above. This still doesn't guarantee that the feature will work, but it helps.
You can enable weather by heading in the Labs menu and ticking the "Allow weather" box.
PLEASE NOTE: As of January 31st, 2020, Google is planning to shutdown the weather API completely so this feature will no longer work at all nor will it be accessible in any way within Nova Launcher.
First, head into Nova Settings > Home screen > Search bar style and disable the "Weather" option at the bottom.
Then go to Nova Settings > Labs and deselect the "Weather in search bar" option.
This is likely due to a DPI issue. Either change your system font or adjust the DPI of the display if possible.
Most app shortcuts are supported on Android 7.1 and above, so if your phone is running a version below that you'll get very limited access to the app shortcut functionality. It's worth noting that due to API restrictions, these can't be ported to any Android version older than 5.1.
If you want app shortcuts in a particular app, you'll need to contact that app's developer. All app shortcuts are handled on a per-app basis---Nova doesn't handle these shortcuts.
Finally, Nova will need to be set as your default launcher before app shortcuts will work.
Restart Nova Launcher in Nova Settings > Advanced. This should correct the problem.
No. It's not currently possible to use two different badge types in tandem.
These are only available in Nova Prime, but once you've purchased it you can find Badge options in Nova Settings > Notification Badges.
You can only change the navigation buttons on rooted devices or certain OEM Roms. This isn't something Nova Launcher is capable of doing.
Unfortunately, this feature is exclusive to Pixel Launcher and no other app is allowed to hide the back button.
Unfortunately, this settings is exclusive to Android Pie and not something that can be enabled with a launcher.
The button to open the app drawer can be replaced a couple of different ways.
First, long-press on the home screen and choose "Widgets." Then Nova Actions > App Drawer. This will add an app drawer button to the home screen which you can then place in the dock.
Alternatively, you can head into Nova Settings > Backup & import > Quick start and choose "Dock icon" for the drawer style.
Currently, Nova sorts all apps and folders alphabetically in the drawer, and there isn't a way to customize this behavior.
Try disabling Nova's Night Mode. You should be able to change the drawer button, folder background or the search bar color after that, then you can restore Night Mode if you wish.
Unfortunately, that's not possible at this time.
There's an option to hide apps in Nova Settings > App drawer > Hide apps.
Keep in mind, however, that this is meant to be an organizational tool and not a way to globally hide apps. Any hidden apps will still show up on the home screen and in search. If you want to completely hide an app, you'll need to use a third-party tool as this isn't something Nova Launcher can do.
Yes. Head to Nova Settings > App drawer > Drawer groups > Folders to create new ones.
At this time we have no plans to add any sort of blurring effect to Nova Launcher.
Starting with Nova 6.0, Dock Settings have been moved to Nova Settings > Home screen > Dock.
Nova Launcher Prime is a one-time purchase and will allow you to re-install it on any Android device as long as you use the same Google account you paid with.
Yes. The Nova Prime app is just an unlocker for all the features in Nova Launcher. Prime features won't be available if the Prime app isn't installed.
Yes. We'll need your receipt for the original Nova Prime purchase, as well as the exact email for the new account. You should be able to find your original Nova Prime receipt in Google Pay if you have it set up.
Once you've found the original receipt, use Nova Settings > Contact to send a copy of the receipt and the new account. From there, we'll help transfer your Prime account over.
Before we can provide a refund, we'll need the receipt from your Prime purchase---you can oftentimes find this info in Google Pay > Activity. It's worth noting that we're unable to provide a refund if you purchased Nova Prime more than 30 days ago.
With the proper info in hand, please contact Nova Support with the subject "Refund." Attach your proof of purchase along with the refund request. Once we've processed the refund, the Nova Prime license will be invalidated.
No version of Nova Launcher contains ads. If you're experiencing ads in Nova, it's likely caused by another app.
Nova 6.0 and above requires Android 5.x or higher.
Unfortunately, this is due to a bug introduced in Marshmallow and is currently unfixable without upgrading to Nougat (or above). Alternatively, there's a solution for this issue on devices with root access for those unable to upgrade to an updated version of Android.
If your device supports turning the display off by double tapping, you can double tap the notification bar at the top of the screen to execute this feature. Alternatively, can you set a custom gesture to do the same thing in Nova Settings > Gestures & inputs.
Due to API restrictions, we're not able to turn the screen on with a double tap in Nova Settings. This is a per-device feature only.
Open Nova Settings and long-press the volume down button until the Labs menu appears (it's below Backup & import settings).
Yes. In Nova Settings, scroll down to "Contact support" to send a feature request. All requests are handled internally and not posted publicly.
Note: Just because a feature is often requested doesn't necessarily guarantee its inclusion in Nova Launcher.
There are two ways of doing this, though the first method highlighted below is preferred.
First, enable Developer Mode on your phone, then enable USB debugging and Bug Report Shortcut. If you're not sure how to do that, head here for full instructions (Note: the process may vary slightly depending on which version of Android you're phone is running). With that set up, hold the power button and select "Take a Bug Report" the next time your phone crashes.
Alternatively, you can head into Nova Settings and long-press the volume down button, which will enable Nova Labs. From there, choose Labs > Debug > Show Device Info > Email, which will send us debugging info that includes the latest crash report. This method isn't as preferred, though it can also be helpful in some situations.
You certainly can! To become a beta tester just opt-in to the beta channel.
All Nova translations are handled at Crowdin Translations. All translations are included in the next major release of Nova Launcher, assuming everything is complete and correct.
You can get in touch through Nova Settings > Contact support or sending an email directly. If you're having a specific issue, using the Contact support button in the app will provide us with detailed information that will help.