1. churroviper's Avatar
    Hello. I am using the Galaxy S8 on Android 7.0 with the TouchWiz launcher and I like the look and feel of the Google app, except for a rather bothersome issue of the back button taking me to the home screen.

    When I open the Google app from the app drawer, the back button works just fine. I am reading an article and when I'm finished, I press back, and it takes me to the previous page.

    However, if I open the app via the Google widget on the home screen, if I go to any page, pressing the back button closes the app and takes me to the home screen, forcing me to navigate back to where I left off.

    Is anybody else having this issue and is there a way to get around this other than not using the widget?

    Thank you.

    EDIT:This is the Google widget that is just the search bar, and not the Chrome search bar.
    jrushin likes this.
    09-07-2017 11:34 PM
  2. Chris5483's Avatar
    The search bar widget?
    09-07-2017 11:39 PM
  3. Chris5483's Avatar
    I have S8 and third party launcher. When I close an article from Google search bar news stories, it brings be back to this app, the last thing I was on.
    09-07-2017 11:42 PM
  4. churroviper's Avatar
    I have S8 and third party launcher. When I close an article from Google search bar news stories, it brings be back to this app, the last thing I was on.
    Yes, this is using the Google widget that is just the search bar. And interesting, I guess it may be a Touch Wiz issue.
    09-07-2017 11:52 PM
  5. churroviper's Avatar
    (I dont know how to delete this reply so I will replace it with this lmao)
    09-07-2017 11:52 PM
  6. Chris5483's Avatar
    Yes
    09-08-2017 12:07 AM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    Hmm. It could be that the widget is a touchwiz widget.

    Does the s8 still have the option to use Google search on a long press of the home button? I generally use that instead (you can remove the search widget since it would be useless now). It should work like opening the app from the app drawer.
    09-08-2017 12:07 AM
  8. churroviper's Avatar
    I have disabled any default assistance programs so long pressing the home screen does nothing.

    I tried turning it back on to see what it is like again, but that was solely for searching things up on Google. I personally use the widget as a means of either searching or browsing the articles below the search bar in app.
    09-08-2017 01:13 AM
  9. jrushin's Avatar
    Yes, having same issue! It's maddening. Back button or X at top left of screen tagged me back to my last app, not the stream of news items. However, once I get to the next page of news items, it works as expected. So annoying!
    10-26-2017 04:46 AM
  10. Dickmclean's Avatar
    Yep, I have the same problem on my LG G6. Must be a pretty simple fix for Google. Has anyone found an answer how to fix?
    01-24-2018 04:57 PM

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