How do I add the Google Search bar (widget) to my Samsung Galaxy device?

1 On the home screen, tap and hold on an available space.
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2 Tap Widgets
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3 Navigate through your Widgets and select Google Search or Google.
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PLEASE NOTE: you need to have Google Apps enabled in order for the Google Search bar to be available in your widgets. If you cannot find the search bar, enable Google Apps and check again.


You can find out how to enable Google apps here.

4 Tap and hold Google Search or Google.
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5 Drag and drop the widget onto the available space.
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6 Google Search will now appear on your home screen.
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To adjust the widget size, you will need to tap and hold the widget. A blue box will appear around the widget, at this point you can use the sliders to resize it.

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If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.


This allows us to a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app

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