Monday Need-To-Know: You can easily change your default launcher using KitKat

KitKat 10

Custom launchers are immensely popular amongst the rapidly-growing Android community. They enable us to completely customize and personalize our smartphones and tablets. Previously, switching between them had always been a bit of a long and tedious task.

One of the alterations Google has now introduced in its most recent KitKat update is the ability for users to change their default launcher much more easily due to the newly-implemented menu, which is housed in the default settings application of every Android device.

Swapping your default launcher is pretty simple, but you must ensure you have more than one launcher already installed otherwise you will not see the option. Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Open up Settings.
  2. Select Device.
  3. Tap on Home.
  4. You will then be presented with an active menu. Click on the application you would like to set as your default launcher. A yellow circle will appear next to it, indicating that it has been selected.
  5. Press Save.

Voilà! You have successfully changed your default launcher. If you run into any issues along the way, do be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track.

So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!