There are many different widgets on Android, some of them are useful while others are useless. Google search is a widget too, and everyone decides for himself, whether it is useful or not. What to do if it is not in use and only occupies the space on your screen? Let’s figure out how to remove Google search bar in Android.
Undoubtedly, Google wants to retain the number of its users and even to increase it. Similar search bars are one of the ways to retain the number of users because it is very convenient to access search from your home screen.
A user may choose to delete the search bar is he wants to clean the space in the memory of the device. A space that is used by the widget, can later be occupied by any other applications that may need.
It can be easily done, however, the steps required to remove the search bar in Android differ depending on the phone model.
This article we will find out how to remove Google search bar in Android gadgets:
The steps are different only on Sony Smartphones, on other smartphones the procedure is similar to the one used on Samsung smartphones.
Open phone settings, find the section “Applications”, there, in turn, find the Widget you want to delete. In our case, this is Google search. Now you need to open the properties of the application and delete it.
This method is suitable only for older versions of Android,i.e. 5.0 and below. In these versions, the standard application can only be stopped, but not deleted. Stopping the application means closing it, but until you restart the phone.
This is not the most convenient and effective way, but maybe it will work for someone. This method does not always show a positive result because Google search is already programmed into Android operating system. If this method did not work, and you still want to remove the search bar, changing the launcher from standard to custom may help you. You can also try to remove the widget after getting Root access.
It’s no secret that if you have Root access on your Smartphone based on Android OS, you can delete any application.
If you want to find out how to get ROOT access, read our article How to get ROOT rights.
Most launchers offer to configure the system to your liking. I.e. custom launcher offers advanced desktop configurations.
In order to load the new launcher, go to Play Market and enter the appropriate query. Download the one you like, install it. To disable search, go to the launcher settings and find the feature that disables the search bar.