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Samsung, just days before, officially unveiled the Galaxy S8 and now we have the new launcher debuting on the S8 available as APK. You can download the Samsung Galaxy S8 launcher as APK from below. Once downloaded, you would be able to install it on your phone and test it out. Users have already confirmed it as working on Android 7.0 Nougat firmware running on Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge. However, you can try it out on your phone as well and see if it works. The Galaxy S8 launcher carries the newest icon pack, latest design styling and also, new way of opening the app drawer. Read further to download Galaxy S8 Launcher and test it out on your phone.

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 brings a lot to the table. Not just hardware, but software as well. This launcher is direct evidence of that. The icons have been refined, the app drawer button is gone for a gesture and overall, design has been improved. Phones running Android Nougat can give this a shot and test to see how does it work. Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users should give this a try as these devices have been confirmed working.

UPDATE (NEW): We now also have Samsung Galaxy S9 stock apps and launcher. Download them from the links below:

UPDATE: You can now download Note 8 launcher: Download Galaxy Note 8 Launcher APK

Download Samsung Galaxy S8 Launcher APK

Galaxy S8 Launcher

You can download the Galaxy S8 Launcher (TouchWiz Home) APK from the following link: Download Galaxy S8 Launcher APK

RELATED: List of Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Plus Model Numbers and Country Variants.

After you download it, install it like any other APK. If you are installing an APK for the very first time, you would have to allow “Install from Unknown Sources” option in settings. Continue reading below on instructions on how to install an APK manually on your phone and also watch this video demo of the launcher.

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How to Install Samsung Galaxy S8 Launcher APK

As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this tutorial to work.

Step 1 – Download Samsung Galaxy S8 Launcher APK:

Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.

Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting. If not sure about this, see link below on where to find this setting.

Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. You can open it by pressing your HOME button and then select the “TouchWiz home” option.

That’s it! You can now set the Galaxy S8 Launcher (TouchWiz home) as your default app and use it on your Samsung Galaxy S7 phone.

If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here:

How to Uninstall Galaxy S8 Launcher From Your Phone

If you are already tired of playing with the Samsung Galaxy S8 launcher or you just didn’t like it and want to revert back to the default / stock launcher of the Samsung Galaxy S7, here is a quick tutorial on how to do that.

Step 1 – Go to Settings > Applications on your phone.

Step 2 – Tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Show system apps”

Step 3 – Now scroll down and look for the “TouchWiz home” app. Tap on it.

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Step 4 – Now, again tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Uninstall updates”

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15 Comments

    • You can uninstall the Galaxy S8 launcher by following these steps:

      1. Go to Settings > Applications on your phone.
      2. Tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Show system apps” 3. Now scroll down and look for the “TouchWiz home” app. Tap on it.
      4. Now, again tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Uninstall updates”

      That’s it! 🙂

  1. Mohd Abu Zainah Reply

    Unfortunately doesn’t work on my S7Edge unrooted running Android 7 UAE firmware.

  2. Bodh Karki Reply

    Hello Haris, does it work for Samsung galaxy J7 prime? It says parsing error.

    • Hi. This only works on phones with official Android 7.0 Nougat by Samsung. On phones like, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 etc.

  3. Jayden Murray Reply

    Hi, I downloaded on my s7 edge running 7.0 nougat. I clicked install and it said did not download because it conflicts with a file of the same name. Please help.

  4. Jess Taylor Amsley Demish Reply

    it will not install. i have cleared my cache, i am running the latest android 7.0 update for it and its still not working.

  5. Stephen Luong Reply

    I installed it but it keeps having trouble getting back to the home page and ends up crashing. I ended up uninstalling it because of how much trouble it was giving me.

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