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One of the best thing about Android OS is the customization it provides to its users. For the lovers of smartphone customization, there are lots of Android launcher apps like are available which gives a complete new look and lots of new features and functionality to the Android smartphone. You can even totally not use the default launcher of your smartphone brand and use a third party Android launcher. All you need to do is to select the third-party Android launcher app as default.

But in many newer smartphone, specially having the Android 4.4 KitKat and higher, users do not get the option to set any third-party Android launcher as the default launcher from the Home screen. And even after selecting them as default launcher from the launcher settings, it does not work.

Because of this error, you can use the third-party Android launcher apps only for a limited time and whenever you got to the Home screen your phone returns to the default launcher of your Android smartphone. But you can get rid of this problem and set any third party Android launcher as default launcher using a trick.

The trick to use any third-party Android launcher as default launcher on your Android smartphone is explained in the below video. You can also read the how-to instructions for the same below the video.

HOW TO : Set Any Android Launcher as Default Launcher




1. Go to Settings on your Android smartphone.

2. Tap on the Apps or go to the app management section of your phone depending on your phone ROM and UI.

3. Now, go to the “All” section under “Apps” which shows all downloaded and pre-installed apps.

4. Look for the default launcher of your Android smartphone, usually named as Launcher or Launcher3 etc., as shown in the video and tap on it to open its settings.

5. Now, go to the “Launch By Default”.

HOW TO : Set Any Android Launcher as Default Launcher

6. Tap on the “Clear Default” button as shown in the above image.

7. Now, just tap on the Home key of your Android phone to select any installed third party launcher as the default Android launcher on your smartphone. You can also go to the individual Android launcher app and select it as default launcher of your Android smartphone from its settings.

So which all are your favorite Android launcher applications? Share your thoughts and views in the Comments section below.

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