How To Remove Google Bar From Home Screen

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How To Remove Google Bar From 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

How To Remove Google Bar From Home Screen

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. 

How To Remove Google Bar From Home Screen

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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.

How To Remove Google Bar From Home Screen

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How To Remove Google Bar From Home Screen

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How To Remove Google Bar From Home Screen

The second easiest way to remove the search bar is to disable the Google app. However, it’s not ideal because that space doesn’t then become available for app shortcuts. It also stops Google Now working, so use this method only if you want to remove the search bar for aesthetic reasons.

How To Remove Google Bar From 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.

How To Remove Google Bar From Home Screen

Removing the Google Search bar isn’t difficult, but the process differs from device to device. On Samsung and LG handsets, for example, you just remove it like you would any other home screen widget. On Sony Xperia handsets, however, this process won’t work.

This won’t come as a surprise to those of you who have heard of this process. If you root your phone, you can remove the Google Search bar. If you don’t already know about rooting, it’s when you grant yourself complete control over your phone – at the “root” level. A rooted Android is almost infinitely customizable, and once you’ve rooted your device, almost any custom ROM will let you uninstall the Google Search app. We’ve written a complete guide to rooting, which will tell you not just how to do it, but how to do it as safely as possible.

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.

There are four ways you can get rid of the persistent search bar: installing a custom Rom, installing Xposed Framework, using a custom Android launcher or completely disabling Google Now to delete Google’s search toolbar. Except for a few selected launchers, all other methods are completely free.

shivansh0, Aug 23, 2015 : it would really appreciate it if someone could show me how to remove the google search bar . feel really annoying thanks in advance #1 pbergonzi and BeingEEE like this.

Before jumping into the different methods, make sure to check if you can actually just remove the toolbar like any other widget. To do that, press and hold on the Google search bar. If nothing happens, read on. If you see a tiny pop-up menu with an option to delete the widget, go ahead and press it. Problem solved.

The only thing you need to do now is restart your device and the Search bar will be gone. However, doing so will disable one of the most useful Android features – Google Now. But don’t worry, there are other ways to accomplish the same result without losing your smart assistant.

EpicSwirly, Aug 23, 2015 : You mean the top white bar? You can't on the stock launcher, you can use another launcher like Nova and that has an option to get rid of the search bar. #5 Ceasedd, johmss and IBuzZBasHI like this.

If your Android device is rooted, there is a great way to get certain custom rom features without actually flashing a custom rom – Xposed framework. If you already have Xposed on your Android device, simply download the Xposed GEL Settings app from the Play Store  and disable the Search bar in the settings. Works like a charm.

I see some of you are having troubles removing or getting the search bar back into its place. All of us would appreciate it, if you could mention your device and Android version, so we can all help each other out. If I see a solution that works for a certain device, I will make sure to include it here in the next update to the post!

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