The app drawer has been a part of the Android UI ever since its inception, and users continue to love it till today. Since Android prides itself on giving users “free will” you can customize almost every aspect of the UI, except the app drawer. With the help of Nova Launcher, you can also change the app drawer scrolling orientation on Android right away.
Google recently shifted its app drawer orientation from being horizontal to vertical, while other manufacturers like Samsung continue the vertical app drawer style. Well, with the help of the free version of Nova Launcher, you can also customize the app drawer scrolling orientation (apart from everything else!).
Step 1: Download Nova Launcher
To enable the option for customizing the way the app drawer looks on your Android, you need to replace your default UI launcher with Nova Launcher. So open the Google Play Store app and search for Nova Launcher, or press the link below to download the app right now.
Step 2: Set Nova Launcher as default
Once you have installed the Nova Launcher app on your Android, it should automatically turn into your default launcher. However, you can also manually turn it into the default launcher for your Android device.
Navigate to the Settings app on your Android device, scroll down to find the Home menu and open it. Pick Nova Launcher from the list and make it your default launcher by choosing “Clear Defaults”.
Step 3: Change app drawer scrolling orientation
Now that you have made Nova Launcher your default launcher, press and hold anywhere on the home screen and tap on the Settings button. You will be taken to Nova Settings, where you can find the menu “App & widget drawers” that contains the option for “App drawer style”.
Press on the option and select the scrolling orientation from the pop-up screen – Horizontal, Vertical or List. Once you have chosen your preferred orientation style, exit the Nova Settings and check out the app drawer to see the change for yourself.
Apart from the feature to change app drawer scrolling orientation, what is your personal favorite feature of Nova Launcher? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
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January 15 2019