Nova has been testing their launcher 7 on Discord under alpha access, where a lot of users have participated and provided feedback to developers. After months of testing, the Nova Launcher Beta is available on the Google Play Store.

Beta updates are integrated with tweaks and new features added for early access users, these builds are not generally stable due to users might expect heating issues, lags and freezes. Nova officially opens its BETA testing for the upcoming version of Nova Launcher.

What’s New in the Nova Launcher 7 APK

There are a lot of major under the hood performance improvements, and it is based on the AOSP’s Launcher 3.

  • Visual Changes
  • Add the Weather icon on Search, Swipe down to respond to icon, Windowed Folder, DuckDuckGo Search, Lense on the Search bar
  • Adjust theme icon, reshape icon option, widget corner radius
  • Android 12 style popup Menu
  • Hide Clock
  • Long-Press on the app to save APK
  • Disable Swipe to initiate open drawer
  • Widget Search

How to Join Nova Beta Launcher

There are two official ways to participate in Beta testing, you can either choose locally apk installation or from Google Play Store.

Join Beta Testing on Google Play Store

   Register to become a Nova Launcher beta tester

Nova Launcher
Nova Launcher
Developer: TeslaCoil Software
Price: Free

After signing up for the beta testing you will start receiving the Beta update on your device. Install the update and open the app to start using Nova Launcher 7 on your device.

Download and Install Nova Launcher BETA Apk

   Join Discord community for the Nova Launcher Beta Program

  • Join Nova Launcher Discord Server
  • After that, go to the Releases channel to check the apk
  • Download the latest Beta APK and run the installation, Ensure you have enabled the ‘unknown source installation.’
  • Launch it and Enjoy.

Enable New Features

Some new features come with the latest beta, so without further ado let’s check it out.

How to enable the Weather icon in the Search Bar

  • Open Nova Launcher Settings (Long Press on home-screen to see Settings)
  • Click on the Search Bar
  • From there Choose the Desktop Search bar
  • Scroll down and under additional action, Choose Weather
  • That’s it!

How to adjust Widget Corner Radius

  • Open Nova Settings
  • Tap on Home Screen
  • Use the slider to adjust the Corner radius
  • That’s it, Test and choose what suits you the best.

How to disable swipe to open drawer

  • Open Nova Launcher
  • Go to Drawer and Tap on App Drawer
  • Scroll down and toggle Pull to search accordingly.
  • That’s it!

Hopefully, this guide remains helpful for you and you have successfully installed the Nova Launcher on your device. If you have any query feel free to share it with us in the comment section down below.