Google Search Bar Home Screen

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Google Search Bar Home Screen

1. Press the Home Button to go to the home screen2. Tap and hold your finger on an empty space in the home screen to open the Edit mode (You can also pinch to zoom out while on the home screen)3. Press the Widgets button on the bottom of the screen to add a widget to your S7’s home screen4. Swipe between available home screen widgets and find the Google Search widget5. Tap on the Google Search widget to see available widgets, which are: Google Now and Google Search.6. To bring back the Google Search Widget to the home screen of Galaxy S7 (Edge), press and hold on the Google Search widget and drag and drop it on the home screen. (Make sure there is enough space for a 4×1 widget)

Google Search Bar Home Screen

Google has the incentive to keep users locked into their ecosystem. So, to encourage people to user their services, they put them left, right and center. That’s why the Google Search bar is sitting there, taking up space on the home screen of every brand new Android device. If you don’t use the Search bar and its just taking up room, here’s how you can get rid of it. Google Now tips you need to try How to customize your Google Now cards

Google Search Bar Home Screen

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Andrew Lopez November 21, 2016 Search bar locked to every home screen! Just bought a new phone, finally moving away from Samsung. Found I was getting upgrade to 6.0.1 and still the Google search bar is locked to every single home screen. IT’S MY PHONE so I wanna be able to move things that I don’t have a use for or that look a disgrace blocking my personal photo I use for wallpaper. Come on Google. You’re getting like Apple these days forcing settings onto us! Possibly the main reason I haven’t entertained Apple at all. However, may as well consider them again! Full Review

Google Search Bar Home Screen

Search bar locked to every home screen! Just bought a new phone, finally moving away from Samsung. Found I was getting upgrade to 6.0.1 and still the Google search bar is locked to every single home screen. IT’S MY PHONE so I wanna be able to move things that I don’t have a use for or that look a disgrace blocking my personal photo I use for wallpaper. Come on Google. You’re getting like Apple these days forcing settings onto us! Possibly the main reason I haven’t entertained Apple at all. However, may as well consider them again! Full Review

Google Search Bar Home Screen

Google wants its Google Now service to be successful. So, they’ve put the little microphone icon on their Search bar with the hope that you’ll use it thanks to its convenient placement. If they made it easy to take the Google Search bar and its microphone button off the home screen, it would affect the success of their product.

Google Search Bar Home Screen

How to get rid of the annoying Google Search bar that sits in your Android smartphone home screen. Here’s how to remove the Google Search bar from Android, by disabling Google Now, using a custom launcher, or rooting your Android and using a custom ROM. (See all Android tips.)

Google Search Bar Home Screen

using nova launcher, how do you remove persistent google search bar from samsung galaxy s7..disabling google search works on galaxy’s default home screen, but search bar reappears in nova launcher

Google Search Bar Home Screen

Colette Beane 1 month ago Link to comment using nova launcher, how do you remove persistent google search bar from samsung galaxy s7..disabling google search works on galaxy’s default home screen, but search bar reappears in nova launcher 0 Reply

The message isn’t lying. This action will remove the Google Search bar from your Android’s home screen, but you will also have lost Google Now. (You may have to restart for the change to take effect.) If Google Now is important to you, you should move on to our next suggested. Personally I can gladly live without Google Now. Each to their own, I guess.

I like to make use of as much screen space as possible on my Android home screen. But on stock Android there’s just one thing that used to annoy me: the persistent Google search bar, which used up the whole top row of my screen. And this applies to a very large amount of Android users out there. It doesn’t matter if you have a Nexus, Sony Xperia or any other Android device, you want more space for your apps on your home screen. 

Google has the incentive to keep users locked into their ecosystem. So, to encourage people to user their services, they put them left, right and center. That’s why the Google Search bar is sitting there, taking up space on the home screen of every brand new Android device. If you don’t use the Search bar and its just taking up room, here’s how you can get rid of it.

Anatolii Shakhov December 14, 2015 Good launcher, almost perfect There is an issue after the latest update. If you somehow move the finger over the top search google bar (i’m using google start launcher) – a grey circle stays on that bar until you click on it. Looks like the trail from press is still on the google bar. Otherwise – best launcher so far. After my first comment developers fixed the blurry icons. Full Review

D.B Pineda July 11, 2016 Maybe TOO convenient? Having Google Now on the left most home screen is convenient. Having a persistent search bar on every available home screen is also convenient. Having them both enabled at all times feels redundant. I wish I could toggle them, and also wish that I could theme Google Now Launcher, seeing as it is the best integrated launcher for Android and keeps bloat software down. As pretty as Material design is it gets in the way of the customisability I love most from Android. Otherwise, a fantastic launcher. Full Review

Maybe TOO convenient? Having Google Now on the left most home screen is convenient. Having a persistent search bar on every available home screen is also convenient. Having them both enabled at all times feels redundant. I wish I could toggle them, and also wish that I could theme Google Now Launcher, seeing as it is the best integrated launcher for Android and keeps bloat software down. As pretty as Material design is it gets in the way of the customisability I love most from Android. Otherwise, a fantastic launcher. Full Review

My Google Search Bar went missing (I did not delete it). Every fix says to hold down the home screen and re-add it, however, it is NOT in the widgets section anymore. It is completely missing. I’ve tried finding it in Play Store (not there), I’ve tried using a different launcher other than Touchwiz (Nova), etc. I just want the bar back and have it Google Voice enabled.

I’ve got the same problem, been searching around the web and my Z3c but can’t find how to do it. All I want is to put the Google search bar back at the top of the screen where it appears on every page. It is not the widget! That takes up space on the main page area. The search bar I want back is right at the top of the page, it appears in most of the promo pictures of the Z3c Please help this is so frustrating! Thanks

I removed the Google search bar from the main Home Screen and now I can´t get it back. I can add it as a normal widget on every homescreen, but not at the top point of the main Home Screen, where it was before. I remember, that there was a notification where to activate it again, but I don´t find it anymore. Thanks for your help!

Hi Folks, I removed the Google search bar from the main Home Screen and now I can´t get it back. I can add it as a normal widget on every homescreen, but not at the top point of the main Home Screen, where it was before. I remember, that there was a notification where to activate it again, but I don´t find it anymore. Thanks for your help! Device: Z3 Compact

If, after following the steps above, you will see a grey bar instead of the Google search bar, restart your phone. With this method, however, you won’t be able to use the space, which has previously been reserved for the search bar.

Herman Munster April 13, 2017 Google Now added a feature that when long press on the home button produced a menu with several options based on the contents of what’s shown on the screen. One option was the ability to select text that may otherwise been unselectable. There was another update, this one was for Google Assistant and after this update was installed I am no longer provide the new features for Google Now that we’re previously available, most importantly “select text”. Full Review

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