With this guide, you can download Pixel 3 launcher APK for your Android device. As we get closer to official Google Pixel 3 launch, we are getting to see a lot of content from the upcoming phone. The latest component to arrive is the official Pixel 3 launcher which users can install on Android Oreo and Pie devices. The changes with this launcher are along the lines of refinement, nothing major but it is still pretty cool to try out. There is a new Assistant icon on the bottom Google search bar, Recents menu has changed and performance improvements. Install Pixel 3 launcher directly on your device to experience all new changes.
Pixel 3 launcher is an updated version of Android Pie’s launcher which we covered last month. If you haven’t tested the older one, there are a lot of new changes. The search bar has been permanently moved to the bottom with a darker outlook. Further, the Recents app section has been modified to fit icons and live previews of each app. All in all, if you want a stock look, Pixel 3 launcher is perfect and thanks to its extended compatibility, you can easily install it on your device. For complete installation instructions and detailed screenshots, read ahead.
For this Launcher to work, make sure you are running at-least Android Oreo on your device. Further, it is also necessary that you don’t have any old Pixel launcher revision installed. We tested this app on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and it worked perfectly.
Download Android Pixel 3 Launcher APK
The launcher was originally found from latest Android Emulator image, it has then been modified to work with older phones. Download Pixel 3 Launcher from the link below.
NOTE: If the download fails for any reason, leave a comment below and we will upload the APK file to another mirror website.
After you download it, install it like any other APK. If you are installing this APK file for the very first time, you will 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.
How to Install Google Pixel 3 Launcher APK
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Oreo or Android Pie for this launcher to work on your device.
Step 1 – Download Google Pixel 3 Launcher APK for Android Oreo / Pie:
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 “Pixel Launcher” option.
Step 4 – Go to Settings then App and then to Default Apps. In this listing, you should see Home Screen, tap on it. From available options, select Pixel Launcher.
That’s it! You can now use Pixel 3 Launcher directly on your smartphone. To revert back, just reset the default home screen option to where it was before or simply uninstall the app.
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 Install Android APK Files Manually.