Help & User Manual

Do you want to get the most out of BIG Launcher? Are you stuck in the Preferences? Then this page is for you!

BIG Launcher User Manual

Read the User Manual online (English only) Download the User Manual as PDF file

FAQ

How do I set BIG Launcher as the default launcher?

When you press the home button after installing, you will be offered to choose from the installed launchers and you can check the 'use default' option. When you can't see this dialogue, you have to clear defaults from your current launcher - press menu button, go to System settings » Applications » Manage applications, find your current launcher, tap it and then tap the 'Clear defaults' button. After this, when you press the home button, you can choose the different launcher from the menu.

 

Alternatively, you can try to use Home Manager app.

What if it doesn't work and I have to choose a launcher after restarting the phone?

There is a bug in Android 4.1, 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), which causes the system to not remember BIG Launcher as the default launcher after a reboot of a device. To solve this, please use Jelly Bean Launcher Loader app.

How can I revert back to my old launcher?

You can reset the default launcher setting in the Preferences. If this doesn't work, press menu button, go to System settings » Applications » Manage applications. Then find the BIG Launcher in the list, tap it and then tap the 'Clear defaults' button. After this, when you press the home button, you can choose the different launcher from the menu.

How do I set up multiple screens?

You can set up multiple screens in the Preferences menu. You have to link your newly created screens to the existing buttons, otherwise you won't be able to access them. Or you can turn on the option to swipe between screens in the Preferences menu. Please read the User Manual for more details.

How do I delete a message / contact / call log item?

Due to security reasons, deleting is disabled by default. You can enable deleting of the particular items in the corresponding sections of the Preferences. Please read the User Manual for more details.

How do I set an alarm?

Click the clock or date. If any alarm is set, the bell icon is displayed next to the clock.

What is the difference between full version and the free demo version?

The free demo version of BIG Launcher has these limitations:
- you can customize only the right column of buttons
- only 5 additional screens allowed
- only 5 most recent items in calllog are visible
- only 5 most recent message threads are visible
- only 20 SMS can be written and sent
- password protection of the configuration and the preferences is not possible


See the version history here: BIG Launcher changelog

Josh, 27: "I’m tired of trying all those launchers, they all look the same. BIG Launcher is something completely different. And it is very effective."
John, 49: "50% of people over 40 years old suffer from hyperopia and they need glasses for reading. BIG Launcher is a great and simple solution for their problem."