I would like to know how to remove this artifact of the Google Search Bar after disabling the Google app.

Possibly there is a search bar toggle in settings somewhere?

  • 3
    Change the launcher app. Some stock launcher apps don't allow removing the Google search widget.
    – Firelord
    Mar 24, 2020 at 22:12
  • What happens if you long press on it?
    – aBochur
    Mar 24, 2020 at 23:41
  • think changing the launcher app may be key to removing this bar
    – gothicsurf
    Mar 25, 2020 at 21:11

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That's the Google Search widget, but since you disabled it, it looks like a gray bar. Just long press on it then you should be able to remove it as you would do with other widgets.

Check this video out on how to do it: https://youtu.be/Vn07c-5XcdM

  • this is not a normal widget because a long-press has no effect even after re-enabling the search function
    – gothicsurf
    Mar 25, 2020 at 21:11
  • I have never encountered such issue. I am not sure to be honest Mar 27, 2020 at 5:43

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