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BIG Launcher is an application for seniors to use their cell phones more easily. With free download for Android, the launcher simplifies the smartphone interface and adds large icons to perform basic operations, such as making calls, accessing messages, photos and other apps. Big Launcher changes the default appearance of the system and starts to show as a main screen a menu with big buttons, in addition to important information such as date and time, network signal and battery level.

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Big Launcher is an alternative to reuse an old model and get a mobile phone for seniors with WhatsApp, Internet access and more, without having to buy a new smartphone. Check out how to make Android with big icons with the app below. The layout of the Big Launcher remains as a standard option even after the device is locked and unlocked.

1 of 10 Big Launcher is an application for the elderly to use cell phones and WhatsApp with large icons – Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc

Big Launcher is an application for the elderly to use mobile phones and WhatsApp with large icons – Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc

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Step 1. Download the BIG Launcher from the Play Store and tap “Open”. Then, confirm the reading of the terms of use, which are in English, in the “✓” button;

2 of 10 Opening the BIG Launcher on the Google Play Store – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Opening the BIG Launcher on the Google Play Store – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 2. Select the default language of the app and confirm the option “Portuguese (Brazil);

3 of 10 Selecting the default BIG Launcher language – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Selecting the default BIG Launcher language – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 3. Choose the ideal text size from Standard, Large and Extra Large. It is worth mentioning that the “Standard” option is already expanded;

4 out of 10 BIG Launcher has three options for text and icon sizes – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

BIG Launcher has three options for text sizes and icons – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 4. Select the system colors, which can be “Light”, “Dark” or “Blue”;

5 out of 10 BIG Launcher has dark mode – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

BIG Launcher has dark mode – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 5. The main menu of the BIG Launcher will appear on the screen and will be displayed by default. To make a call, tap the phone button;

6 out of 10 Opening the cell phone through the BIG Launcher – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Opening the cell phone through the BIG Launcher – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 6. Using the camera and photo icons, you can take photos and access the cell phone image gallery;

7 out of 10 BIG Launcher opens the phone’s camera and photo gallery – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

BIG Launcher opens the phone’s camera and photo gallery – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 7. In the SOS option, it is possible to call any emergency contact quickly;

8 of 10 BIG Launcher allows to activate safety contacts quickly – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

BIG Launcher allows to activate safety contacts quickly – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 8. Touch the apps icon to view the list of installed apps. Then just tap on a program to open it immediately.

9 of 10 Opening the list of applications installed on the cell phone by the BIG Launcher – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Opening the list of applications installed on the phone by the BIG Launcher – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to return to the original Android layout

Step 1. Tap the Android home button. Then choose the «Launcher» option from the bottom menu to activate the default system layout.

10 of 10 Reverting the Android layout – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Reverting the Android layout – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

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