TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher

TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher

Unread count badges for Nova Launcher Prime

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: March 8, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



TeslaUnread provides unread count badges for Nova Launcher Prime and WidgetLocker. It will not work with other desktops or lockscreens.

Unread counts are natively supported for the most popular chat and email apps, such as Hangouts, Whatsapp and all the apps shown in the screenshot.
Additionally on Android 4.3+ TeslaUnread can watch the notification bar to extract unread counts from virtually any app.

Enable TeslaUnread in Nova Launcher or WidgetLocker Settings > Unread Counts, here you may also customize the style of the badge, such as the size and colors.


64,006 total
5 35,240 
4 12,040 
3 6,379 
2 3,575 
1 6,772 

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Seth Carlson Published date: July 17, 2017

    A very necessary app as I am coming from iphone where we got these badges automatically. I only wish it worked better as it often slow to update the badges. Example: I read all of my Snapchats but still have a badge showing 3 unread. Anointing as this is a feature of a phone that I view as a necessity, not a luxury. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    David Bofinger Published date: June 2, 2017

    Got it to work, though had to hunt down many settings to do it. Tells you how many unread emails you have, which is great if you systematically read or mark as read every email you get. For those that ignore some emails on the basis of subject, it would be much more useful to be given a count of new, rather than unread, emails - everything more recent than the last read email, or everything more recent than the last time the user looked at their email, something like that. It would also be handy to get a count on the number of emails that are new/unread and have a particular label. With its current functionality it's doing something through the launcher that otherwise gets done through a widget, which is fine but not special. It needs something extra to be more than just OK. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Rod A Published date: July 27, 2017

    Huawei Honor Note 8. This app has started showing phantom message counts in chomp sms. Can't get to the bottom off it. About to uninstall and reinstall. Really getting on my nerves. Keeps doing it regularly now. Any ideas? *edit* unread messages where in default messaging app. Also doesn't always show unread badges on other apps e.g.emails. sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't? Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Mike Yidam Published date: March 8, 2017

    It's great addition to Nova Launcher although non native apps don't work as nicely as expected. With BlackBerry Hub Tesla shows only new unread messages count. When notification is dismissed there's no count of unread emails even if there are plenty. Once fixed and shows total amount of unread messages in Hub I'll give the full 5⭐ Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    SubjectTea9 2 Published date: August 24, 2017

    It's great, except for one little problem: the notification icon will not go above 1, so even if I have more than 1 message, it will only show 1. I will raise my rating to five stars once this is fixed. -UPDATE: I've noticed that the icon will go above one. The icon does not display the number of messages I have, but the number of people that have messaged me. I will change my rating to five stars if you change this to show the number of messages that I have. My messaging app is the Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE message app. Other than that the app is great. Thank you, have a wonderful day, and May God Bless. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Published date: December 18, 2017

    Eeh, it's ok.. i have like 5 gmails and it often says i have like 80 or so unread emails. I wish the app would show latest new emails and reset or something when i open and check the app like woth the stock samsung launcher. The other options thst do not need unread ( the dot) i really like how it looks but as soon as i swipe a notification the dot goes away. I want the dot to stay when i swipe away a notification Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Annie Jin Published date: December 3, 2017

    Issue with group messaging. When an iphone user group msg me, I got a badge for 2 unread msg. After I read it I was constantly stuck with 1 ghost msg and couldn't get rid of it even after I tried deleting this message. Please solve. I've had to resort to turning off my MMS. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Published date: June 6, 2017

    Almost perfect! The only drawback from this is that it can't read notifications on Messenger by Facebook. There's no uncount badge/number(s) that show beside the Messenger icon. Otherwise, I'll give it a perfect 5 stars. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Rob Ashbourne Published date: January 18, 2018

    Does the job I need it to. I'm on a Razer phone, so stock android. So I needed apps for all the things I took for granted on previous Android handsets. Love that it has Oreo-esque tweaks. Still awaiting the promised 1st Quarter update to Oreo though. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Simon Williams Published date: August 15, 2017

    Disappointing. Barely functions. I love Nova, so I purchased Nova Prime to install TeslaUnread to get notifications. Only Alto and WhatsApp seem to work, and then not always correctly. Customer service did not seem at all interested in responding or resolving the problem. Don't waste your money. I'll change the rating when they respond to me and fix the bugs. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Tom Jackson Published date: August 3, 2017

    The badge counts are regularly wrong or non existent. You have to turn them on and off again to reset them which is pretty annoying. This is mainly and issue with WhatsApp. A fix would be nice as it's been like this for months Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Saurabh Gohil Published date: November 23, 2017

    I bought Nova prime for this only and it does not work. It loses notification access after some time and I have again disable and enable it again. Which is very annoying. Kindly fix this problem Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Avarie F Published date: May 4, 2017

    Doesn't work at all. No unread badges whatsoever. You wouldn't even know it was installed. I also find it a little scary to give it so many permissions to my phone. Who knows what this developer is doing with whatever personal information they collect. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Romie Evangelista Published date: April 14, 2017

    I love how this one does its job. However I would love this app more if there is an option where users can personalize badges. Like we can use images as badges. A lot of the people who uses this app wants that feature so badly. 😊 Kudos team. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Harry Marshall Published date: March 7, 2017

    Works well mainly, but since last update it incorrectly shows 1 unread for SMS and I cannot rectify this. I have been through the configuration and rebooted, and reinstalled several times. Would rate 5 stars otherwise. Have unfortunately dropped my rating to 3 stars as this SMS count us still happening and has become rather irritating... Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Walter Jaritz Published date: July 10, 2017

    Usually works fine but sometimes my unread counts seem to freeze and not update anymore until I open TeslaUnread settings once. After that it works again until the problem reappears at random (every few days) Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Mark Slobodian Published date: December 26, 2017

    Everything used to be great on my Samsung s7 edge but over the past few months I no longer receive any unread counts or notifications on my phone no matter how much I tweak the settings. I've checked the apps themselves and everything is as it should be. This is a bad update on the software. Has anyone else experienced this? Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Nathan Ewald Published date: December 31, 2017

    This is a fantastic app - after a recent update though, I have a stuck 1 unread badge on my Messages app. This is with a Pixel XL, fully updated. I've tried clearing cache and data for TeslaUnread, and I do not have any unread messages - I've also restarted the phone and unchecked/checked unread notifications for Messages in the app, but the badge is still there. Is there a bug? Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Deezee Dizzy Published date: June 29, 2017

    Doesn't work for me at all. No badges appear on any app ever. This is less than great, since I love Nova Launcher, but I just got used to the icon badges in my S7 Edge native launcher... Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Pradip Sikdar Published date: May 24, 2017

    It does not comply with Google Accessibility guideline. Hence, it is not accessible for the blind person like me. when we toggle things in the Tesla Unread Plugin, we get no indication whether it is set to on or off. emailing the Dev has no impact. if you follow the proper accessibility guideline, it would be universally acceptable. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Archie Williams III Published date: April 30, 2017

    Been using Nova Prime for years. It's the only launcher that works 98% of the time. Support is normally stellar and its always up to date. Best Tesla unread has issues. Ghost notifications drive me insane. My email shows 45 unread messages even after, wiping data, wiping dalvik cache Uninstalling app and even wiping data and deleting email accounts! What is there left to do? Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Eduardo Cantú Published date: May 12, 2017

    It doesn't work with the icons of the app Zedge nor with other kind of types of icons that I want to use in Nova Launcher... At less until the last update that you put... I don't know what happened, in the past just to work well... Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Vashius Crowlisius Published date: March 24, 2017

    I love this app, but I have one issue. When receiving a text, the unread bubble pops up, but it will not disappear after clicking/reading/responding to the text. It instead seems to disappear at random. Every other app this is activated on works perfectly otherwise. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    David Cooper Published date: March 12, 2017

    After I read my unread FB notifications the FB app icon still shows I have the same number of unread notifications. Tesla unread used to work. Now I have to clear the app's data to reset the count to zero. I just dropped it another star. Text Message app count is not correct. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Alex W. Published date: November 8, 2017

    Erratic behavior... I just want to be able to swipe away notifications, but still see a number signifying how many items/messages/whatever I've yet to look at/deal with. If the counter clears as I swipe away a notification, then this sort of defeats the purpose... Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Asoet Soetardi Published date: August 8, 2017

    After updated to 7.1.2 the unread number showing bit late for certain apps (Whatsapp) or even not showing correct number like TypeApp application. Before I used in Marsmelow everything work fine. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Published date: December 16, 2017

    The reason I purchased the app was to have badge counters for email. Technically, it adds the badge counter however, the number displayed is rarely accurate. It's either displaying nothing, or the wrong value. Essentially useless. I have a Droid Moto G5 Plus. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Vishal Fernando Published date: September 23, 2017

    The notification badges on the Gmail app are showing for no apparent reason. The badges on WhatsApp are not showing sometimes aswell. I paid $7 for the pro app and I old expect it to work without any bugs! PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP! Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    major Frenzy Published date: July 25, 2017

    Won't even show the number of Gmail messages I have received. If the Devs can't be bothered fixing this, why should people be bothered using it? I have had this for several years on a Note 4, S6 and S5 and all worked fine. I emailed the Devs and followed the instructions, but it will not show the badge count on Gmails on my S7 edge. It does show the count on the SMS and missed calls, but not Gmail. After informing them their instructions still didn't work, they are now ignoring my request for further help. Their app, in my opinion, is broken and they will not fix it, why? Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Joshua Teoh Published date: December 7, 2017

    Almost perfect.. My Mate 10 Pro running Oreo & EMUI8. The stock email app badge count is blinking continuously. Any harm to my device battery life? Can you fix it? Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    DrVale ROSSi Published date: August 19, 2017

    I purchased Nova Prime for 5 bucks just so I could use this app and have "badges" for my unread texts, emails, missed calls, etc.... I haven't seen a badge yet!!! I'm using Galaxy S8+. Please advise TeslaCoil Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    AbdElfatah A. Published date: July 12, 2017

    It doesn't work with the dialer app at all, also it works with inbox app if there are notifications in the notification panel, if I dismiss them, the badges are gone. These are the most important apps for me, please fix this. I'm using Huawei GR5 2017 Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    sean benoy Published date: May 27, 2017

    Wish the counter would go higher then 999+. Im a little weird and I enjoy seeing my 12,000+ emails on the icon haha. Not sure if this is limited by my device since on my stock laucher, the badge only shows 999+ as well. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Garret Kruger Published date: January 4, 2018

    Was working great on my last phone. But on my Pixel XL with 8.0 and 8.1 the badges often don't reset after checking messages. Running the app resets the counter, but after a year I'm getting tired of the work around. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Nomen Est Omen Published date: June 2, 2017

    Works. Pity it can't really be customised. Others mentioned it, I'll just repeat: I really don't care how many unread emails there are - achieving 'inbox zero' has never been my goal. I want to know how many came in in the last n (customisable) hours - I do want to know if there are any unread texts (SMS, WhatsApp, Signal, FB Messenger as well as missed calls). Someone suggested creating special, possibly live - tile like icons (counters). Wouldn't really bother with this were it not part of the greatest launcher - I just love Nova and just don't understand why Huawei's EMUI needs icons the size of a (small) football field. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Gowrish KV Published date: September 12, 2017

    Most of the time it works.. But sometimes it is not showing the number count even there is an unread message. This happens to me for whatsapp.. Please look into this.. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Marc Levine Published date: September 11, 2017

    Unreliable. And no support from developers. Displayed count value loses synchronisation with actual count. You have to switch off/on the legend. Sent a number or emails to developers but no joy. Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Ryan Dingler Published date: October 21, 2017

    Shows badges upon new notifications, but when an app is in a folder, every unread becomes a ghost badge. The only way to get it to go away is remove the app from the folder, and move it back. The badge instantly goes away. VERY ANNOYING! Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Mrinal KD Published date: December 11, 2017

    Wish this would show exact numbers rather than 999+! I would be more satisfied! So many bugs! My gmail badge is showing on Twitter! Not just that many other apps are showing the same problem! Full Review

  • TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Angelo Bonet Published date: December 8, 2017

    Doesn't always work. Gmail app unread counts are usually wrong, especially for non-Google email accounts. Tesla seems to recognize these using some numeric ID value, but for some reason, that number seems to change often, which causes unread counts to stop working. The only way to fix is to reselect the same mail folders in Tesla Unread's settings, and that only seems to last a day or two before the I'd numbers change again. Full Review