Developer Simple Android Tech has created Google App Settings Launcher as a shortcut to the Google App Settings on your Android device running 4.0 and later. However, users may find the term ‘launcher’ in the name misleading. Many have initially thought this was a phone launcher, similar to Eusing Launcher.
What does Google App Settings Launcher do?
Despite the word ‘launcher’ in the app’s name, it’s just a shortcut to the Google App Settings. Instead of drilling down through the various menus in your device’s settings, the app takes you directly to them with a single click.
What version of Android do I need?
The oldest version of Android that the Google App Settings Launcher will work on is 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. It dates back to 2011, so you won’t have any problem with an Android device purchased after this time.
Does Google App Settings Launcher support swiping?
No, it doesn't support swiping right from the main home screen, nor any other swipe gestures at the time of writing. It’s possible that in the future, the developer may update the app to support swiping, but there’s currently no word on that happening.
How do you use Google App Settings Launcher?
It’s very straightforward. When you download the app from the Google Play Store, it will create a shortcut on your home screen, the same way any other app does. When you want to access Google App Settings, you press on the shortcut, and you’ll go straight there.
Access your settings
Google App Settings Launcher is a clever idea, especially as you normally have to go through three steps to get to your device’s app settings. The app functions and there’s only a single banner ad at the bottom of the screen, so you’re not bombarded with annoying adverts while using the app.
Presumably, to avoid confusion, the developer has added the word ‘Shortcut’ to the app name in the Google Play Store listing. That issue aside, Google App Settings Launcher is a simple app that makes it quicker to access those settings when needed. It’s worth downloading for just the convenience alone.