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Google Launcher not working on Galaxy S8: How to fix

Google launcher is the best to make your galaxy S8 & galaxy S8 plus device fast, clean home screen and quickly access to search from home screen. Various users have report issues of Google now Launcher not working on Galaxy S8, galaxy S8 plus and galaxy Note 7 devices. Most of all this error occurs due to using of Knox security features or secure folder system in your Samsung galaxy S8 phone. It’s quiet easy to fix Google Launcher not working on Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 plus.

To fix this Google launcher issue, disable secure folder feature in your galaxy S8 and galaxy S8 plus devices. Also download Google now launcher from play store and install in your device. You can change launchers on galaxy S8 phone. Follow below given step by step guide to fix Google Launcher not working on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 plus and Galaxy Note 7.


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How to fix Google launcher not working on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 plus and Galaxy Note 7

fix Google launcher not working on Galaxy S8

If you have use Google now launcher in your galaxy S8 device and use KNOX security then this Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus Google launcher problem occurs. Due to this problem, Google now launcher not shows any apps in app drawer, app drawer would show blank screen. If you are facing this Google now launcher not working problem in your Samsung device, try below steps.

First of all disable secure folder on galaxy S8 and galaxy S8 plus device.

Step 1: Go to “Settings” in your galaxy S8 & galaxy S8 plus phone

Step 2: Touch “Lock screen & security

Step 3: Tap “Secure folder” section

Step 4: Touch “Uninstall

You can backup your data before disable secure folder on galaxy S8 and galaxy S8 plus device.

Step 5: Tap “Backup & Uninstall” to backup data

Now disable KNOX security features and secure folder in your device, download Google now launcher app on galaxy S8 and install it.

Step 1: Tap “Play Store” icon on galaxy S8

Step 2: Search “Google Now launcher” app on search bar symbol

Step 3: Tap “Install” to install app in your device

Now go to home screen and you can use Google launcher in your galaxy S8 device without any problem. Once the Samsung KNOX feature enable, Google launcher not working on Galaxy S8 device. Anytime you can enable / disable secure folder on Samsung galaxy S8 and galaxy S8 plus phone.

Set up secure folder on galaxy S8 and galaxy S8 plus:

Settings > Lock screen & Security > Secure folder > Start > Sign in Samsung account, if not create new > Confirm > Set pattern lock / PIN / Password / Fingerprint / Iris scanning > Confirm it

That’s all. I hope above given steps fix Google launcher not working on galaxy S8 and galaxy S8 plus device. If you find it helpful, don’t forget to share with others. Stay connected with us for Samsung galaxy S8 tips and tricks.

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