News & Updates
May 7, 2018
The Instagram page is a new place to share with you the awesome setups you made with Smart Launcher, to get notified about new available themes and customizations, and to get updated about design and development news.
Follow us on www.instagram.com/smartlauncher
You can send us your home screen on Instagram to get featured!
April 1, 2018
Smart Launcher 5 is available only by few days. Specialized blogs praised the work done by the team during this years and the new astonish UI. However, some old date Smart Launcher 3 users could prefer the old look. That is not a problem because since build 041, the team included an easy way to get back the classic Smart Launcher 3 layout.
To restore Smart Launcher 3 category position, search bar position and home page app layout, just follow this instructions:
- Check you’re using Smart Launcher 5 version 041 or higher.
- Open Preferences → Themes
- Select SL3
- Wait until the end of the procedure
Let us know if this article helped you.
October 13, 2016
The Smart Launcher Team is proud to announce Smart Launcher 3.22. A lot of job has been done during the last weeks, the team focused its attention on solving some recurring issues and finalizing some features that were in work since months ago.
September 7, 2016
NEW: you can set the wallpaper for the lockscreen (only Android 7.0 Nougat)
IMPROVEMENT: Now you can use the STOP button also on Nougat
IMPROVEMENT: Chrome is not forced anymore to open search results
IMPROVEMENT: new animation for popup widget
IMPROVEMENT: reduced APK size
BUGFIX: fixed a bug that caused SL to crash while the lock screen is active
BUGFIX: fixed a bug that caused SL to crash while trying to uninstall hidden system apps
BUGFIX: fixed a bug that prevented to use picture picked from gallery for the categories icon
EXPERIMENTAL: you can now select the max number of results for the searchbar (available in the Developer options)
August 5, 2016
Smart Launcher 3.20 is going to be available for everyone in the next few hours.
Now you can select position and alignment for the clock, choose between more search engines and pick one of the proposed HQ picture to use as wallpaper. Continue reading to see the complete changelog.
June 23, 2016
Fingerprint unlock is actually a quite amazing feature and it would be cool to be able to use them in our Smart Launcher lock screens. Unfortunately, this won’t be possible and the reason is quite easy to understand.
In order to enable you to use fingerprint in apps, Android forces you to enable a pattern or pin secured lock screen. Since the Smart Launcher lock screens, like any other lock screen on the Play Store, work on a unofficial implementation, there is no way for them to overlap the stock lockscreen. So, we’re sorry, it’s not a bug but a limitation that can be removed only by a Google in future releases of Android.
We will keep you updated.