How to Download And Install The Google Pixel Launcher

The Google Pixel Launcher is exclusive to the new mobile phones from Google, the Pixel and the Pixel XL. However, you can install an unofficial version of it on any mobile, even without Android Nougat, the latest version of the OS. This application completely changes the device interface .

1. Pixel Launcher, chosen by Google

If you are lucky enough to have a mobile with Android 7.0 Nougat, congratulations. So far few devices that have the latest version of the operating system. Two of those are the new Google Pixel launcher, equipping and an exclusive Android 7.1 launcher.

This launcher you can download and install on any mobile Android, though not official. Some independent developers have been commissioned to create one from scratch by mimicking the interface and options that comes by default with Google  Pixel XL and the Google Pixel.

The launcher is the application that manages how to interact with the phone. It depends on-screen actions, aesthetics and basically everything that has to do with the display of the operating

They are many launcher for Android, although it is difficult to choose the best. Some have application drawer and some not. The packs must be allowed to install custom icons, while others are more rigid. Everything depends on the manufacturer of the device, OS version and customization of this layer.

If you want to download and install the launcher of Google Pixel, follow this tutorial.

2. Download the .apk file from APK Mirror

A .apk file is used to install an application on a mobile device Android. Just store it on your mobile or tablet and run. It’s a good way to install unofficial apps or versions that are not yet available in your country.

In the case of Google Pixel Launcher, you have to download it from MEGA or Mediafire. You can do it from your computer and then transfer the phone or download it directly from him, anyway. However, before running it have to unzip the file.

3. Install the Google Pixel Launcher

To install it you will have to authorize applications from unknown sources from Settings. It will ask you to grant permissions before running, as all applications from Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrived.

The installation of Android 7.1 launcher does not have any complications. Are two files, you can install in the order you want.

4. Sets the new launcher as the default

When you install a new launcher in Android, almost everything changes. Does the interface, so it is not feasible to walk between several constantly changing. This means you have to choose one as the default.

The default in Android applications can be changed from the settings. However, it is much easier to do as follows: execute a file compatible with the app, you choose it, and check the box to run with it similar files forever.


In the case of Google Pixel launcher, as in other similar, how to set it as the default changes depending on the phone you have. An example: on smartphones with physical Home button, just press it, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Android Launcher will ask you about what you want to run. Choose Google Pixel Launcher and ready to enjoy.

Other mobile will make you the same question when you click on Back or when the software has to run a dependent action of the launcher.