Nova Launcher 6.0 coming soon, here are all the changes

Nova Launcher 6.0 coming soon, here are all the changes
The popular Nova Launcher is getting a major update probably in just a few weeks. However, those who can't wait to start playing with all the new features it brings, can already download the beta version of the launched and begin testing the improvements today.

Nova Launcher 6.0 beta contains loads of tweaks and new features to make the Android app better than ever. We're getting an improved Settings menu layout, addition Adaptive Icons, new folder options, search bar enhancements, icon tweaking.

  • Improved Settings menu layout: Dock options are now part of Desktop, more intuitive settings hierarchy, etc.;
  • Nova Settings are now searchable for faster parsing;
  • More Adaptive Icon options available, including a new customizable shape;
  • Option to automatically match folder and app drawer icon size to desktop;
  • New window styles in folders: choose from windowed or immersive modes;
  • Folder background shapes now share the same options as adaptive icons: Round, Squircle, etc.;
  • App drawer search bar can now be stylized like on the desktop;
  • Search bar provider can now be set to Google or Nova Settings by default;
  • Added vertical or horizontal scrolling options for folders;
  • Icon resizing no longer requires Nova Prime (but you should probably buy it anyway). 

Even though this is a beta version, you can find Nova Launcher 6.0 available for download in the Google Play Store, just like the stable build. If you don't really like testing software for developers, you'll probably have to wait a few weeks for the new launcher to go live for everyone.

source: +Kevin Barry (Google+)



1. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

For me personally, STILL the best launcher.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Been rocking with Nova since the beginning... #thegoat

4. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Lawnchair is also very nice.

5. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it is not as feature packed as nova nor it is as smooth from my experience Nova still is the best launcher IMO

6. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Nova Launcher is like 70 percent of the reason as to why I use Android. Cannot live without it. I am however experiencing some issues with this new version, when you restore a backup layout, it's not restoring any custom icons you had setup. The last version was doing it just fine. Hopefully they fix it up.

7. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Which version are you referring to? My Nova Launcher Prime on 5.5.4 doesn't have that issue, backup and restore work perfectly.

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