How To Fix Nova Launcher On Android P Beta

Google announced Android P Beta on stage at Google I/O today, and it’s now available for download for many devices. An updated Pixel Launcher has also arrived with the new Android P Beta. However, many users still rely on Nova Launcher, the most popular third-party Android launcher. Unfortunately, many users are reporting that the launcher is not working properly in the new Android P Beta update. Well, if you’re one of them, read on as we show you a simple and effective fix for Nova Launcher in Android P Beta:

Problem with Nova Launcher on Android P Beta

Ever since Android Nougat introduced the Pixel Launcher, most of the users on Nova Launcher have also gotten used to having their App Drawers set in a vertical format. However, the app list is not displayed properly in Android P Beta. In its place, all you get is a white screen, at the bottom of the screen, only a few apps are shown behind the navigation bar while opaque. You can see what I’m talking about in the screenshot below:

App Drawer in Nova Launcher on Android P can’t show any apps

If you’re one of the Nova Launcher users who updated their device to Android P Beta, read on as we show you how to fix Nova Launcher’s app drawer in Android P Beta:

Fix Nova Launcher in Android P Beta

note: I tested the following method on my Google Pixel 2 XL running Android P Developer Preview 2. The method should remain the same for all other devices running Android P Developer Preview 2.

1. Open Nova Settings and per “App and widget drawers”.

How To Fix Nova Launcher On Android P Beta

2. Next, tap on “App drawer style” and choose “Horizontal”. This basically switches Nova Launcher’s app drawer to card style view.

How To Fix Nova Launcher On Android P Beta

3. That’s it. Now, when you try to open your App Drawer, the list of apps should appear perfectly.

How To Fix Nova Launcher On Android P Beta

SEE ALSO: How to Use Gesture Navigation on Android P

Fix Nova Launcher’s App Drawer in Android P Beta

Personally, I prefer a vertical list of all my apps in the app drawer. However, until Nova Launcher releases a fix for this, switching to card view seems like your best bet. Nova Launcher has been getting a lot of heat lately due to the lack of updates, and the developers have even stated that a new update is on the way. Therefore, we would only expect the world’s most preferred Android launcher to be better compatible on Android P.

So, did the above fix work for you? Share your experiences and opinions with us in the comments below.

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