FAQ

1. I'm a ssLauncher the Original user. How can I get the key for Total launcher?

Just keep it installed together with Total launcher. It will work as a key for TL.


2. Can I restore the backup from ssLauncher?


Nope. Sorry but there are so many differences between ssLauncher and Total launcher and it is almost impossible to implement it.


3. How can I access the menu?

There are 3 ways to open the menu screen:
- pinch-in gesture on any page.
- long-press the empty area of a page.
- press menu button if your device has it.

Menu screen


4. How can I add a new page?

Open the menu (referred above) > turn the edit mode on (toggle the small locker icon on the bottom menu bar) > press "+" at the last of the page list.

You can drag and drop a page to sort the order by long-pressing it.


5. How to backup current page layouts and settings?

Total launcher supports a very powerful tool for backup and restore.

Creating backup:
- open the menu and select "backup center".
- press "+ (backup)" on the action bar to create a backup for current settings.
- enter the backup name.

Restoring:
- open the backup center.
- just to tap a backup to restore.

Exporting backup:
- open the backup center.
- long-press a backup or tap the icon of the backup.
- press the save button on the action bar.
- select a folder to save the backup as a zip file.

Importing backup:
- open the backup center.
- press the second button (import) on the action bar.
- navigate and select the exported backup file (zip).


6. How to apply theme?


You can select and apply a theme by the following steps.

- backup your current layouts and settings. (optional)
- open the menu and select "theme".
- select a theme collections and install it.
- open the collection and search a theme you like.
- press "download" on the action bar.
- press "apply" after the download finished
- press "commit" to confirm to apply it.


7. How to show the badge count on app icon?

You have some options in the launcher options > Badge count.
Just turn on those options. Some of them require that a proper permission is allowed.


8. The notification count seems not correct for some apps.

The notification count works as the following:

- TL gets the count directly from DB for "missed calls", "unread messages (sms/mms)", "unread Gmails". So these options require that a proper permission is allowed.

- Some apps support unofficial badge counts APIs (Android framework defines no API for badge count at all). These API was defined differently by device manufacturers or famous 3rd party launchers (such as ADW launcher). A few apps and stock apps support these APIs and TL displays this count when "Third party APIs" is turned on.

- When the "Notifications" option is turned on, it counts the "number of notifications" on the status bar (not unread emails or messages) basically. This requires you to activate TL as the notification access in the system settings.
 Since Android framework defines a number field in notification for a count like unread messages, many apps put a proper number into the field but some apps not. If you dislike showing those incorrect number, just turn on "Use notification icon" option. It will show an icon instead of the number for notifications.


9. Unread SMS is not zero even when all message are read.

Try to reset unread messages by using "Reset unread SMS" app, which is free in Google Play.

download here


10. Why are the permissions required so much?

It's because all of them are needed to implement such great features. Please read the following link to know where the permissions are used.


I never interest in your personal information at all.


11. Is there any way to reduce used RAM?

Basically, this launcher uses very small memory in default settings.
The amount of used memory (RAM) depends on how many images and widgets (especially 3rd party widgets) you are using. The more images and widgets require the more memory.
There are 2 suggestions to save the memory:

- Put some heavy widgets into a window. The widgets will be created only while the window is open.
- Use jpg/jpeg image instead of png image. It uses only 1/2 memory of png image.


12. How to change the metric system (°C/°F, meter/mile...)?

Just toggle off/on "Use US customary units" in the behavior section of the home options.


13. I cannot uninstall it. How?

If you activated it as a device administrator to use "screen lock" feature, you must deactivate it first in system settings > security > device administrators. Or you can easily do it just by pressing the "deactivate" button on the app page of Google Play app.


14. It seems to consume a lot of battery.

Basically, this app does nothing in background. If your battery has drained faster than before, there would be another reason. The best way to find out the reason is to check the "battery usage" report in the system settings. It shows you how much battery is consumed by each app or module.


15. How to reset the password?

Just leave the input field blank when you set the password again.