1. Billy54's Avatar
    I've recently been removing some apps that I never use, some of them beginning with "google"
    04-28-2015 10:44 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you rooted?
    04-28-2015 11:29 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Maybe you just disabled the Google app. Look for it in you app drawer / manager in the disabled tab and enable it back.
    04-28-2015 11:46 AM
  4. Billy54's Avatar
    Thanks but I don't understand
    04-28-2015 01:59 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Thanks but I don't understand
    OK. Which phone and android version do you have? Have you uninstalled or disabled those Google apps?
    04-28-2015 02:04 PM
  6. Billy54's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S5. I haven't a clue what android version. I uninstalled the apps. (Edit) Android version 5.0
    04-29-2015 01:19 AM
  7. Billy54's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you rooted?
    What does"rooted" mean?
    OK I've googled it & I suppose it means have I got access to the inner workings of my phone. Even if I were 'rooted' I'd be out of my depth & be likely to cause some serious damage. I wish I hadn't messed around in the first place!.
    04-29-2015 01:34 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Rooting is the process of gaining more total control over the system, which allows you to delete preinstalled or system apps or install custom versions of Android. It's powerful, but it can also be risky if you don't know what you're doing. The Google Search bar is almost always preinstalled on Android devices, so if it's gone, I was wondering if your phone had been rooted, and Google Search had been deleted somehow.

    Did you get the phone brand new? If so, then it isn't rooted. But if you got it used, it's possible the previous owner rooted it.
    Billy54 likes this.
    04-29-2015 01:43 AM
  9. Billy54's Avatar
    It was brand new. I'm going to take it to an EE shop as I've done before with technical problems. They are always very helpful. Thanks for your help & for teaching me a new word!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-29-2015 02:28 AM

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