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How to remove Google Search bar from Home Screen?

2016-01-04, 14:23 PM

How to remove Google Search bar from Home Screen? Please see attached screenshot.



 

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Re: How to remove Google Search bar from Home Screen?

2016-01-04, 21:08 PM

If this is for a Droid Maxx, you cannot from the stock launcher. Switch to another launcher from the Play Store - Nova launcher is a good choice - for one that doesn't require the search bar.



(By the way, I can tell that this is not a Droid Maxx by the on screen buttons on your screen shot. If it is not a Droid Maxx, try long-pressing on a blank spot on the screen and see if there is a settings icon that has a setting that allows removing the persistent Google search bar. The home screen icons definitely do not look like a Droid Maxx home screen.)

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Re: How to remove Google Search bar from Home Screen?

2016-01-05, 7:43 AM

Thanks for reply.



This picture is only for reference. And yes! this screen does not belong to droid maxx.



Isn't there any for to remove search bar without any launcher?

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Re: How to remove Google Search bar from Home Screen?

2016-01-05, 12:00 PM

Unless something changed that I missed - Nope. Newer Droid phones (Turbo, Turbo 2, Maxx 2) allow you to remove the search bar but it doesn't give you any extra space for icons or other widgets - a launcher like Nova or Apex or Action Launcher will. If the Maxx ever gets Lollipop I suspect it will get the same launcher.



Nova has a free version that you can use, and Nova Prime adds a bunch of features that many people want (one of them is the ability to use a plugin app called Tesla Unread to add unread badges to icons, but I don't need that myself.)



I use the Google search bar all of the time so I'm fine with it and use the much better than stock Google Now launcher.

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