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Update to Smart Launcher 6
Smart Launcher has been updated on January 2, 2022 to the version 6. You may experience some issue during the update process, the page is here to help you solve the most common issues.
Hold your finger down in the empty space between your icons.
You should see a menu called "Icon group". it means your icons are now part of an "Icon group" widget. Press on "Configure" and change the option called "Icon size".
No, we didn't. It's very easy to add one of the old layouts.
Just perform a long press on an empty area on the home screen, then select "Add a widget" -> "Icon Group" and select the layout you prefer.
Your backups have been moved to a new folder because the older one was going to not be accessible anymore on newer Android versions. The backups have been moved from
/sdcard/Smart LauncherBackups or
/sdcard/Documents/Smart Launcher Backups.
The bottom buttons are not available in SL6. Our plan is to reintroduce them in future updates. Update: we can confirm bottom buttons will be reintroduced with the next SL6 update (SL6 build 39).
We are aware of this difference. The old SL5 home screen rotation wasn't flexible enough to be compatible with anything different from the SL5 rigid layout where the home screen was rigidly divided into a widget area and an icons area.
At the moment the only solution to restore the old rotation method is to reinstall SL5 (read more details at the bottom of this page).
The new folder design makes better use of available space, by using the whole screen area when you have a lot of icons but only the space strictly necessary when you have a few icons. Also, it is more coherent with the launcher style.
Unfortunately, we couldn't keep both the old and the new folder style, because maintaining two different experiences wouldn't have allowed us to fully optimize the experience for any of them.
Update: we decided to re-introduce the popup folders with a more modern design in the next SL6 update (SL6 build 39)!
We also suggest taking some time to evaluate the new update. Most of the features have been just moved or slightly changed, you may change your idea after trying them for some days.