Microsoft Launcher for Android

How to open Microsoft Launcher settings on Android

If you're using the Microsoft Launcher experience on your Android phone, this is how you open the settings page.

While the Microsoft Launcher app is a great alternative to the original launcher experience to customize the look and feel of Android phones, it appears that access to the settings is not something obvious for many users.

If you recently switched to this experience on your Android phone, you can use the app drawer or home screen to access the settings to customize various aspects of the app, including wallpaper, theme, search, gestures, and many other features.

In this guide, you will learn two quick ways to open the Microsoft Launcher settings on your Android phone.

Open Microsoft Launcher settings

There are at least two ways to access the Microsoft Launcher settings, but they are not immediately obvious.

Method 1: from app drawer

To access the app settings page from the app drawer, use these steps:

  1. Open Android home screen.

  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the app drawer.

  3. Click the Launcher Settings (gear) button in the top-right corner.

    Microsoft Launcher settings button
    Microsoft Launcher settings button

Method 2: from home screen

To open the Launcher settings from the home screen, use these steps:

  1. Open Android home screen.

  2. Press and hold an empty space in the home screen for two seconds.

  3. Click the Launcher Settings (gear) button.

    Android homescreen Launcher Settings
    Android homescreen Launcher Settings

Once you use one of these available methods, you will access the Microsoft Launcher settings where you will be able to customize various aspects of the experience.

If you are just getting started with the Microsoft Launcher, check this guide to find out the best customization settings you can use.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].