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Android clutter problem on the home screen

  From the built-in search bars you don't use to silly news streams you don't want to see, Android phones' home screens are often not perfect out of the box. But you don't  have to  live with what your hardware maker gives you. Android has a plethora of third-party launchers - alternative environments that completely replace your phone's stock home screen setting and app drawer arrangement. And there's something out there for practically every preference and style of work.

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Third-party launchers, such as Microsoft Launcher and Niagara Launcher, shown here, can clean up your home screen and make it fit your work style.

Search  Android launcher recommendations  to find what works for you - then check out  these Android productivity tips  to get the most out of your sleek new setup.