How to Install Blloc Ratio Launcher on Your Android Phone.
There are tons of unique launchers for Android smartphones, but most of them are unique in terms of appearance. The ratio, on the other hand, is not only different in terms of appearance, it tries to make you use your phone less with features like monochrome mode, hiding an app from the home screen, categorizing, screen time per app and per category, etc. Best of all, the user interface looks more different, comfortable and refreshing to use. Here’s how to set Ratio on your Android phone.
How to install Ratio Launcher on your Android phone
As Blloc tries to make Ratio more convenient and optimized for each specific model, Blloc is not yet available in the Play Store. You can get a customized version for your smartphone by going to the Blloc website, scroll down and select your phone model. At the moment, only a few Oneplus and Pixel phones have this capability, but Samsung and Xiaomi phones are on the way. If your phone model is not available, you can try any model that is closest to your phone in size. Enter your email address and click on the access request.
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Since this is a first-come, first-served service, a few weeks of waiting is expected. During this time, you will receive a small survey. Since Ratio is still in its beta incubation stage, this survey will help you understand what people are looking for.
After completing the survey, you will receive a Ratio Shortly invite code. There are two versions: Pro and Light to Blloc. The Pro version has more features like monochrome mode, app-based screen rotation, etc., and more in the future. But it costs $ 29 and you need a Windows or Mac laptop / desktop to set up the app, but you can only install Ratio Light on your phone for free.
1. Light ratio installation
Installing Ratio Light is as easy as installing the launcher on your phone. Just download the Ratio Light APK from the email. Click the download notification and install the Blloc Services app.
Once the app is installed, open the app and you will find the Blloc Lines option, install this app too by clicking the install button next to it. Unlike other launchers, Ratio will not ask you to set itself as the default. You need to go to Settings Apps Three-dot Menu Default Apps Home and select the Ratio option.
You will now see a pop-up asking you to enter a verification code. Just insert the confirmation code you received by email and click “Confirm”. That’s it, you are right on the main Ratio screen, you can adjust them as you like.
Install Ratio Pro
Open Windows / Mac and download the corresponding desktop application from the email. Install the app and open it.
Now on your phone, go to settings about phone and press the build number 7 times to get the developer options. Go back to the settings page, search for USB Debugging and enable it. Connect your phone via USB to your computer or laptop. A pop-up window should appear asking “Allow USB debugging.”
Click Allow and you will be prompted to enter a verification code, insert the verification code you received in the email and click OK. The Ratio Launcher will begin downloading to your phone.
Just accept permissions and it will start installing the launcher directly from your PC. The installation process may take 2-3 minutes.
Once the installation is complete, you need to go to Settings Apps Three-dot Menu Default Apps Home Screen and select Ratio. That’s it, you are right on the main Ratio screen, you can adjust them as you like.
While aspect ratio is not yet available for all devices, even the Oneplus 7 Pro port works fine for my Samsung Note 8. However, this may not always be the case. But since even the pro version is now free as a beta testing program, it’s definitely worth trying. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
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