This guide is dedicated towards providing a step-by-step guide on how to install OnePlus 6T launcher on older OnePlus 6 smartphones. During an event in New York, OnePlus announced its latest smartphone and on top of new hardware, has come new software content such as launchers, wallpapers for older smartphones. For every Android lover, the customization aspect of the mobile platform is something quite powerful. Thanks to this, users can enjoy their smartphones that much more and for that much longer. Seeing how OnePlus 6T is an incremental upgrade, you can use our guide to update your older OnePlus 6 to enjoy new software features such as the new launcher.
The major change in OnePlus 6T’s launcher is the new gesture for app quick switch. If you are unfamiliar with OxygenOS 9 or Android 9 Pie, the latest OS now supports navigation gestures which are there to replace traditional touch buttons. Refining it, OnePlus has introduced a new launcher which comes with an updated gesture. We are hopeful that OnePlus will pack in this launcher into the next update for OnePlus 6 but rather than waiting till then, you can immediately try it out with the steps ahead.
At the moment, OnePlus 6T launcher is equipped to work with only older OnePlus 6 smartphones. As soon as there is a complete port out for general Android devices, we will be sure to cover that so stay subscribed!
Download OnePlus 6T Launcher APK
The complete launcher has been extracted as an APK file from OnePlus 6T so the installation procedure is quite simple. Bear in mind, there is no need to root or do any other system modification on your device for this to work.
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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 OnePlus 6T Launcher APK
This launcher port hasn’t arrived for general Android devices. Rather, you need to meet the following requirements:
- OnePlus 6 Smartphone.
- Device should be running OxygenOS 9 based on Android Pie.
Step 1 – Download OnePlus 6T Launcher APK for OnePlus 6:
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.
That’s it! You can now use OnePlus 6T Launcher directly on your OnePlus 6. This app will replace the version of your current launcher so to revert back, you would have to clear updates for the launcher.
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.