Apply Others’ Homescreens to Your Android Phone With Buzz Launcher

Android phones are different from iPhones in the way they allow to customize your home screens. Not only can you change the places where the icons are and how many home screens you have, you can also add widgets, shortcuts and a lot of cool custom designs.

While this can make your Android home screen one-of-a-kind, you may want to share your home screen configuration with a friend or they with you. Buzz Launcher is a home screen app for Android devices that lets you share your home screen design with others. You can also use some cool-looking designs as a starting point to jump start your creativity.

What is Buzz Launcher?

Buzz Launcher is a home screen launcher. If you are new to Android or haven’t changed your launcher, there are many of choices out there. Each of them have their own unique features. If you are currently using a launcher like Nova Launcher or GO Launcher EX, Buzz Launcher will end up replacing it and become your favorite home screen management app.

After you download Buzz Launcher and open it, you will be given the option to bring over the app icons from your old home screen. Some of the third-party launchers do not allow this. I typically use Nova Launcher Prime, and it didn’t let me transfer any information over to Buzz Launcher on my Samsung S3 but did on my Nexus 7. If you want to start from scratch, you can choose not to bring anything over to Buzz Launcher.


From this point, you can start your design from scratch and upload it for the world to see. The other option is to download a design someone else has created and uploaded. There is a ridiculous amount of designs you can download from the Homepack Buzz. Think of it like a home screen design marketplace.


To add a new design to your phone’s screen, you will need to first find something you like. The Homepack Buzz is sorted into different categories and has a preview of the design.

When you find something you like, click the download button and the packet will be sent to your phone. You will be asked how you want to add the new design to your screen. You can replace it or append it. Replacing will delete your current setup and replace it with the new design. Appending your current home screen will add to what is currently there. This means if you have a design with three home screens and append it with a new design consisting of two home screens, you will see both designs and a total of five homepages.


If you like the look but want to make it a little more personalized, you can do this as well. When you download a design, there may be some widgets or apps to download as well. Some widgets are essential for the look and operation of the newly downloaded design. Not all of the apps or widgets required are going to be free, so keep that in mind.


Looking through the designs, I saw a lot of really great-looking designs for home screens to add some really good functionality and flair to an Android phone or tablet. While some people are extremely creative and/or have the time to make something really cool for themselves, not all of us can do it. Buzz Launcher is a great way to make your Android phone or tablet look really great really quickly using someone else’s creativity.

How do you come up with design ideas for your Android phone home screen?

Trevor Dobrygoski
Trevor Dobrygoski

Trevor is a freelance writer covering topics ranging from the Android OS to free web and desktop applications. When he is not writing about mobile productivity, He is coaching and playing the world's greatest game... Soccer.

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