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How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

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Learner
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Message 11 of 50

Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

I can't remember exactly. I think it was a long tap and then a mistaken tap on an 'X' in a corner and it was gone......

 

The work around is to long tap the home/house icon which on my Z3c pops up to choices to slide to, 'What's new' and 'Google'. Select 'Google' and your into the 'OK Google' bit.

 

But I really want to put the search line back at the top of the screen. However it's looking like a 'reset' issue...Face with rolling Eyes

 

 

Regular
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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Did you reset your phone already? Did it work? I will not have time for it before the weekend.

Learner
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Message 13 of 50

Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

I haven't re-set yet. I was rather hoping for a technical person would pop in a reply that solves it....

 

I'll let you know if I do but it's a long process as setting up the phone as I want it has taken 3 days.....

Sony Xperia Support
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Message 14 of 50

Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

There's no need to reset the entire phone, you only need to reset the home screen to default settings. You can do that from Settings -> Apps -> All -> Xperia Home -> Clear data -> OK.

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Regular
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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

That´s why a opened a ticket to get a support person to this thread. But in the meantime a very helpful little bird tweeted me proper solution and I guess it was the one from the text box.

 

Just go to Settings -> Apps -> Xperia Home and press 'Clear data'.

 

This will kill all your homescreens and set them back to default. But rearranging them is far more easy then resetting the whole phone. I hope this works for you as well, Alastair.

 

Thanks a lot, pagge!

 

Edit: And that´s when the cavalry shows up... Thanks, Rickard!

Learner
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Message 16 of 50

Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Thanks that's a great fix.

 

May I suggest, if you have this problem, before you re-set the screens, take screen shots of each page so you can recreate your screens as before. I forgot.... 

One time poster
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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Me too

One time poster
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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Just got my new Z3 and had the same issue. Don't usually leave feedback on these things but gotta pay credit when credit is due....nicely done sony support. All u gotta do now is sort out the foxtel go app problem and uve got a customer for life!!
Sony Xperia Support
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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Glad i could help Slightly smiling Face

 

I looked at Foxtel Go and it looks like they only provide this app for certain Samsung products? I'm afraid this is not something that we can solve from our end. Which devices that that download an app is controlled by the developer of the app.

 

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Learner
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