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How to remove Google search bar?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Belqo, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Belqo

    Belqo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yo.. got Xiaomi Mi A1.. love the android but I'm really pissed that I didn't found any solution how to remove that damn Google search bar at the top of my screen..

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for help
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Long press on it and choose delete or X...
     
  3. Belqo

    Belqo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    That doesn't work :)
     
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Then it's embedded in the default launcher.
    You'll need to install a 3rd party launcher from the play store, such as Nova launcher, or any other
     
  5. Jay Ma

    Jay Ma Lurker

    What is your android version?
     
  6. Belqo

    Belqo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Androi 8.1.0

    I was affraid of this.. don't want another launcher.. the only thing that really pisses me off is this bar. Wondering why in the hell did someone a bar that cannot be removed like any other widget..
     
  7. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Does your phone let you choose variants of your home screens?
     
  8. Belqo

    Belqo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yes but can't change the home screen. After pressing the "Home button" it will always lead me to the home screen.. and there's the bar :D

    Anyways googled a bit and it seems like the only way is to root my phone which I don't want to.. so good job google..
     
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    Try long pressing and pulling up to the top of the screen. Did you see an X or a trashcan? If yes, move it there.
    HTH
     
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  10. Belqo

    Belqo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Long press doesn't work in this case. Found that many users have this problem too..

    Thing solved.. thanks
     
  11. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    Is there a reason why you don't want another launcher? Both Nova and Apex have free versions that give you a whole lot more features which you have no obligation to use. And they don't really add any overhead to your phone.
     
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  12. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User


    Yes you can change the home screen...install another launcher like nova.

    Its free, easy, completely reversible, doesn't require root, wont effect your warranty... I can't see a downside.
     
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  13. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    No root needed to install a different launcher
     
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  14. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    @Belqo How did you solve it?
    Inquiring minds want to know.
    Welcome to the Android Forums!
     
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  15. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    Or use a different launcher, which is just an app install rather than modifying the system as rooting is.

    Anyway, Google's business is search so their launcher has the search bar as a central feature. Xiaomi chose to ship the phone with that launcher, so the blame is at least as much theirs as Google's.(whether you'd rather have had Xiaomi's own interface is a different question). My Pixel has the same thing, and so switching launcher was literally the first thing I did. Honestly I don't know why you think it's a bit deal.
     
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  16. KBU2

    KBU2 Android Expert

    If that search bar is on a launcher like pixel 3 launcher it's unremovable.
     
  17. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Unless you use another launcher...
     
  18. KBU2

    KBU2 Android Expert

    Yes my point exactly
     
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