Personalization

How to adjust theme settings on Microsoft Launcher

The Microsoft Launcher for Android allows you to customize a number of theme settings, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to personalize the experience.

Microsoft Launcher theme settings

On Android, the Microsoft Launcher app uses a set of pre-defined customization settings for theme and accent color, and blur effect for the home screen background, but you can change these settings to make the experience a little more personal.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to customize your Microsoft Launcher experience using different theme modes, applying blur effect as well as selecting a preferred accent color.

How to switch themes on Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft Launcher comes with three different themes to personalize your experience, and you can select the one you want using these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Launcher settings. (Press and hold the home screen and tap on Launcher Settings.)

  2. Tap on Personalization.

  3. Tap on Theme.

  4. Use the “Theme” drop-down menu to select the theme color you want to use, including:

    • Transparent.
    • Dark.
    • Light.

    Microsoft Launcher theme settings
    Microsoft Launcher theme settings

If you’re selecting the “Transparent” theme, you can use the Opacity slider to control the opacity intensity.

Once you’ve completed the steps, you should now see the theme mode you selected without having to restart your Android phone.

How to adjust blur effect on Microsoft Launcher

You can also apply different blur levels to the background on every screen to make text, widgets, and icons more readable using these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Launcher settings. (Press and hold the home screen and tap on Launcher Settings.)

  2. Tap on Personalization.

  3. Tap on Theme.

  4. Use the “Blur” slider to set the blur effect in the feed page and Microsoft Launcher settings experience.

  5. If you want to apply blur to all the screens, turn on the Apply blur effect to all screens toggle switch.

    Microsoft Launcher theme blur effect settings
    Microsoft Launcher theme blur effect settings

After completing the steps, the home screen background should now appear blurry depending on the intensity that you have selected.

How to adjust accent color on Microsoft Launcher

Along with the ability to select different themes, it’s also possible to apply an accent color to make the Microsoft Launcher app experience a little more personal using these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Launcher settings. (Press and hold the home screen and tap on Launcher Settings.)

  2. Tap on Personalization.

  3. Tap on Theme.

  4. Scroll down the page, tap the Accent color option and select color that you want to use on Microsoft Launcher.

  5. Tap the Done button.

  6. If you want to use color in the headers, turn on the Apply accent color to headers toggle switch.

    Microsoft Launcher accent color settings
    Microsoft Launcher accent color settings

Once you’ve completed the steps, you’ll notice headers and Microsoft Launcher icons will use the new accent color you have selected.