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5 Best Ways to Fix Google Search Bar Widget Miss­ing in Android

Love to use the Google search bar but is it missing on your smartphone? Here is how to fix the issue.

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There is no better search engine like Google. Other search engines like Bing and Yahoo are trying their level best to compete against Google but the search capabilities and optimisation paired with cross-platform abilities makes the search engine untouched in the competition. Now the question is how to fix the Google Search bar widget missing in Android

In Android smartphones the applications allow many widgets making the searches hassle-free. Google search bar has become a part of the home screen for most of the users and the widget makes us search anything in very little time. But what if the widget goes missing? Fret not, here are the best ways to fix it.

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This comes under the widget category so if you head to widgets you can easily get the search bar back to do so follow the below steps.

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Step 1 – Long press the home screen to see the widget icon.

Google search bar widget

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Step 2 – Careful search for the Google search bar.

Google searchbar widget in Android

Step 3 – Just drag and drop to the desired location of the screen.

Drag the Google searchbar widget

Now you can enjoy the Google search bar again.

  • Install Google application

Install google application

If you do not find the widget in the above section you can guess there is a problem with the Google application. Head to the Playstore and install the official  Google application. With the application, you fetch the latest version of Google and apart from the web, you can read custom stories as well. After the application is installed, follow the first step to get it done.

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  • Clear cache

Clear cache to fix youtube issue on android

The absence of a widget can be caused due to a bad cache file. This file gets stored in your system for the instantly opening of the application, widget in this case. The bad cache can occur for multiple reasons and if the problem in your Android is caused by this, Just hold the google application icon to see App info after that head to Storage and cache>clear cache.

  • Check for update

Check the update for both the application and smartphone. Any of which the update is pending causes the application or Ui to malfunction as improper updates cause compatibility issues. Head to the Playstore to check if the application is up to date. In the search, menu type Google and check if the update option pops in front of it. For UI heat to Setting and search update. If any of the updates are pending, get it don’t as soon as possible. Now follow the first step to see if the widget is back.

  • Restart Phone

Restart your Android smartphone

Your widget may have been lost due to a bug in the UI. This can be solved with a simple restart. Restarting the phone will also start the applications from ground zero making fixing the temporary bugs and issues. To do so hold the power key for 2 seconds and press restart. let the phone complete the restart process and then try the first step again to see if the widget is back. This is one of the easiest ways to fix Google Search bar widget missing in Android

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Bonus Tip 

Try using a widget of a different browser, say you have Mozilla Firefox installed on your smartphone, consider using its search bar. Most browsers have their own search widget in the widgets section. Trying some other widget will give you variety and solve your problem. You can also consider shifting to Google assistant full-fledged. It is a hands-free solution for your Google search bar.

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