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How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-24, 1:58 AM

This search bar just appeared on my Moto X4.  I have no idea what caused it to appear.  My wife just got a new Moto X4 and it doesn't have the search bar.  How do I get rid of it?   Thx,  

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-24, 12:06 PM

Press and hold, then go from there.

 

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-24, 12:17 PM

I tried that and nothing happens.  I tried pressing and holding and moving my finger up, down, right, and left and about the only thing that happens is when I move it up, the screen with all of the apps gradually appears.

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-24, 17:15 PM

I use Nova Launcher to remove the search bar.

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-24, 18:44 PM

Thanks for the reply.  It wasn't there a couple of days ago and now it's there.  I'd just like to know what they heck I did to cause the search bar to appear.  I did download, install, and try to use Nova Launcher but it seemed like it was a lot of hassle just to remove the search bar so I reverted to the Moto Launcher.  There must be a simple solution.   As I said, my wife's new Moto X4 doesn't have it.

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-25, 7:51 AM

Moto X4 contains every stock google apps that contained in pixel devices. The default moto launcher after first boot contains a moto clock, google seach bar and some important app like phone, messages, chrome camera etc. Those app icons and moto clock, google search bar(known as widgets) all are  removable, that means, you can remove/add based on your wish. To do that, you need to press and hold, required icon and drag them. 

1. to remove, press and hold towards top of screen, shows remove(for widgets) remove and uninstall(for app icons)

2. to add(apps) press and hold any app from app launcher screen and drag to home screen.

    to add(widgets), press and hold empty space on home screen, will show you three options, home settings, widgets, wallpaper. select widgets, and it will show all widgets for your installed apps.

->And here under google app you can see search bar(5 X 1), drag it to home screen. 

Hope this will solve your issues

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-25, 13:01 PM

Hi Rahul09 and thanks for your reply.  I am attaching a screenshot of my home screen and you can see the search bar at the bottom.  When I press and hold on the search bar, nothing happens.  With the apps above in the center of the screen, if I press and hold and move my finger, I can adjust the placement or move them off the home screen ... but not with the search bar.  If I move my finger while pressing on it, when i move up, the apps screen begins to appear and, if I continue my finger movement to the top of my home screen, the complete apps screen appears.  I'm never given the opportunity to "control" the search bar to reposition it or remove it from the home screen ... which I can certainly do with some of the other apps.  Mystifying!!

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-25, 13:13 PM

You're launcher is similar to that of pixel launcher, and this google search bar is not editable. Its a part of launcher's app drawer.  please tap on empty space near moto clock , and follow the steps(select widgets) that I have mentioned above. Such google search bars can be removed/added.

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-25, 13:48 PM

Thanks again for your help.  I did press and hold in the blank area at the top of the screen and I was able to select Widgets.  I did see the search bar widget, pressed and held and was able to place it on one of my other screens but that didn't affect my home screen.  I actually tried to get smart by clearing some space on my home screen and placing the search bar widget in that space hoping that it would not duplicate the search bar and remove the one from the bottom of the screen.  No luck ... now I have two search bars on my home screen.  I'll remove the widget one.

The search bar at the bottom of the screen is not a widget ... obviously!!  The maddening thing is that my wife just got her new Moto X4 and it doesn't have the search bar on the home screen.  I must be able to remove it somehow!!   Thanks again,    P.

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Re: How do I remove Google search bar from home screen on Moto X4

2019-02-25, 20:38 PM

The Android one version of the Moto X4 does not allow you to remove the search bar after the 9.0 update.

 

I'm sistu with it too.. annoying!

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