Wrong launcher after closing all apps in Android 11


Senior Member
Sep 17, 2009
Brooklyn, NY
Overnight my phones got upgraded to Android 11.
Normally I use Pear Launcher (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pearlauncher.pearlauncher)
However, after getting this upgrade, when I go to task switcher/manager (3 vertical lines button) and hit "Close all" button, it brings me to Samsung's default launcher, not my Pear Launcher.
Screenshot_20210119-171709_One UI Home.png

If I hit "home" button Pear Launcher appears.
With Android 10 it never acted like that, it would always switch to my Pear Launcher.
Anybody experiencing this? Any way to fix/change this?


Senior Member
Apr 24, 2012
Tolland, CT
Had the same problem with Nova j launcher after update yesterday. Verified that Nova settings had default Laucher set to Nova, but still went back to stock.

Then, one time when swiping home (I use gesture nav), it gave me that screen where it asks which launcher and has options for "one time" or "always". After choosing Nova and selecting "always", it's worked flawlessly since.

Maybe try unchecking any default and then going home. That should bring you to that screen.

Good luck!