1. AC Question's Avatar
    A few weeks ago my phone ran an update, and since then I always have this little magnifying glass icon on the screen, no matter what. Its for some search engine. It can be moved around the whole edge of the screen but I can't figure out how to delete this feature. Any help?
    Long clicking on it does not help and it does not open a seperate, new tab in the tab manager.
    04-17-2017 07:29 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. See this thread for some ideas.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=781299
    04-17-2017 07:59 AM
  3. sesales's Avatar
    It's an app you have downloaded. I had the same problem and it was an app called photo collage. Hope you get it sorted
    belodion and Tim1954 like this.
    04-26-2017 09:02 PM
  4. llaudando's Avatar
    thank you SESALES!
    i had the same thing happen to me, it was so annoying! i went into the photo collage settings & was able to diSable that annoying little magnifier glass
    KUDOS
    belodion and Tim1954 like this.
    05-11-2017 07:58 AM
  5. joel navidad's Avatar
    From apps photo editor you have downloaded, go to its settings, tap floating search window and make it off. Floating search window will disappear.
    belodion likes this.
    05-22-2017 10:34 AM
  6. Colette Dunleavy's Avatar
    It's linked to a photo editor app. Delete it an magnify glass and add will disappear.
    belodion likes this.
    07-11-2017 04:14 PM
  7. Tyraejonez33's Avatar
    Tap on the hour glass so the next screen pops up. On far top right there is a settings symbol. Click on it and uncheck enable. Voila, done. Thankful as heck I found this.

    Good luck
    10-08-2017 10:28 PM
  8. ashndice22's Avatar
    BLESS YOU!!! It's finally off my screen!!!!
    Mine was Photo Editor, not Photo Collage, but as soon as I disabled it, the magnifying glass was gone!
    12-21-2017 08:39 AM
  9. adentdude's Avatar
    A few weeks ago my phone ran an update, and since then I always have this little magnifying glass icon on the screen, no matter what. Its for some search engine. It can be moved around the whole edge of the screen but I can't figure out how to delete this feature. Any help?
    Long clicking on it does not help and it does not open a seperate, new tab in the tab manager.
    Hi, I continue to have the same problem. I have force stopped literally all my apps that have anything to do with photos and I have deleted my only photo editing app. Polish. Yet, The annoying magnifying glass and speaker are still on my screen! How do I remove this?
    11-26-2021 03:57 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, I continue to have the same problem. I have force stopped literally all my apps that have anything to do with photos and I have deleted my only photo editing app. Polish. Yet, The annoying magnifying glass and speaker are still on my screen! How do I remove this?
    Hi, welcome to AC!
    Have you enable it in accesbilty settings? Which device?
    11-26-2021 06:08 PM
  11. adentdude's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC!
    Have you enable it in accesbilty settings? Which device?
    Google Pixel 5

    This started after the update.
    11-26-2021 06:13 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Google Pixel 5
    Do you have this enable in accesbilty settings ? Otherwise can you show a screenshot of this?How do I get rid of the magnifying glass icon that is always on the screen?-screenshot_20211126-191534.jpg
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-26-2021 06:16 PM
  13. adentdude's Avatar
    Accessibility! You nailed it! Thank you!
    mustang7757 and Laura Knotek like this.
    11-26-2021 06:23 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Accessibility! You nailed it! Thank you!
    Awesome your welcome
    11-26-2021 06:26 PM
  15. Keith Moses's Avatar
    It's in accessibility. There's a setting with that same symbol that says magnification. It has nothing to do with photos or search
    03-08-2022 02:32 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's in accessibility. There's a setting with that same symbol that says magnification. It has nothing to do with photos or search
    Welcome to AC!
    Yes thats what was found in accessibility settings.
    03-08-2022 07:29 PM

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