1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I recently got the Moto Z4 and noticed the "Frequently Used" bar on my left swipe/news feed area. How do I remove this? This is different than the suggested apps (the bar at the top when I swipe up). I've tried turning off the app suggestions option in settings, but this doesn't impact it.

    Thanks for your help!
    12-03-2019 01:00 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll see if some members/team members can help out here @Javier P
    I'll leave a link to register so you can communicate here , as a guest account you can't.https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    12-03-2019 01:14 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Is this a floating tool bar ?
    12-03-2019 01:18 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Could you post a screenshot of that Google feed screen? I can't see the app suggestions when I swipe in from the left edge in my Moto G7+.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-03-2019 01:26 PM
  5. lmichlig's Avatar
    Attached is a screenshot.
    Attached Thumbnails How do I remove Frequently Used Apps bar?-screenshot_20191203-142317-2.jpg  
    12-03-2019 07:41 PM
  6. Javier P's Avatar
    Attached is a screenshot.
    Thanks for registering. I see what you mean. Can you get any menu if you tap or long press that bar or the 'all apps' message? You already tried disabling suggestions in the home screen settings, right?

    I could move your thread to the Z4 forum where it could be easier getting help from other owners.

    I'll try to contact another volunteer that owns the Z4 and see if he can help.
    12-03-2019 08:06 PM
  7. lmichlig's Avatar
    Hi Javier! Thanks for offering to move this to the Z4 forum. That would be very helpful!

    I've tried long pressing on the bar, but nothing happens. And when I click on "all apps" it just brings me to the list of all my apps. I did disable the suggestions, but that didn't change it.

    Thank you again!
    ~Laura
    12-03-2019 08:50 PM
  8. lmichlig's Avatar
    I don't think so. I can't move it, but it does go off the screen as I scroll through the news feed.
    12-03-2019 08:53 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't think so. I can't move it, but it does go off the screen as I scroll through the news feed.
    Hi, welcome!
    If you long press empty page on home screen does option for home settings come up? If it does tap it and see if frequent used apps can be turned off there .
    12-03-2019 10:30 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    What app is that?

    When I Long Press on a blank space on the Home Screen and go Home Settings, my Swipe Access only has Nothing or Google Feed. And that doesn't look like Google Feed.
    12-03-2019 10:33 PM
  11. lmichlig's Avatar
    No, the only thing I see is app suggestions.
    Attached Thumbnails How do I remove Frequently Used Apps bar?-screenshot_20191203-213252.jpg  
    12-03-2019 10:35 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    No, the only thing I see is app suggestions.
    So u have flashlight as swipe to left of home screen but you have feed showing up? What other options is swipe ?
    12-03-2019 10:38 PM
  13. lmichlig's Avatar
    I'm not sure what AppFlash is, I don't think the flashlight because I don't see it when I swipe left. The other options in Swipe access are "none" and "Google feed." I switched it to "Google feed" and it looks like that took care of it!

    Thank you to you and everyone else who commented 😊
    Attached Thumbnails How do I remove Frequently Used Apps bar?-screenshot_20191203-214228.jpg  
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    12-03-2019 10:45 PM
  14. lmichlig's Avatar
    Hi Ry, I switched my Swipe access to "Google Feed" and that took care of it. Thanks for the recommendation!
    12-03-2019 10:47 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm not sure what AppFlash is, I don't think the flashlight because I don't see it when I swipe left. The other options in Swipe access are "none" and "Google feed." I switched it to "Google feed" and it looks like that took care of it!

    Thank you to you and everyone else who commented
    Ok that's good
    In your screen shot it shows flashlight as swipe to left home page , but as long as it's good .
    12-03-2019 10:47 PM
  16. lmichlig's Avatar
    Sorry for the confusion on my part... The flashlight is labeled "flashlight" not "AppFlash" in my apps. And I didn't see the flashlight anywhere when I'd swipe left.

    Anyway, thanks again! You've been so helpful!
    mustang7757 and Javier P like this.
    12-03-2019 10:54 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Sorry for the confusion on my part... The flashlight is labeled "flashlight" not "AppFlash" in my apps. And I didn't see the flashlight anywhere when I'd swipe left.

    Anyway, thanks again! You've been so helpful!
    Your welcome!
    12-03-2019 10:54 PM
  18. Javier P's Avatar
    Sorry for the confusion on my part... The flashlight is labeled "flashlight" not "AppFlash" in my apps. And I didn't see the flashlight anywhere when I'd swipe left.

    Anyway, thanks again! You've been so helpful!
    Glad you managed to fix it and thanks for the follow up.
    12-04-2019 07:36 AM
  19. Javier P's Avatar
    Sorry for the confusion on my part... The flashlight is labeled "flashlight" not "AppFlash" in my apps. And I didn't see the flashlight anywhere when I'd swipe left.

    Anyway, thanks again! You've been so helpful!
    AppFlash is a Verizon bloatware ... I mean ... feature. You can see here more information about it.

    www.verizonwireless.com/support/appflash-faqs/
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-04-2019 07:53 AM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    Deleting, removing, uninstalling AppFlash is part of my setup routine.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-04-2019 11:57 PM

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