How to put the Google icon on your phone . One of the most common activities you do with your mobile device is searching for information on Google . Therefore, you would like to find a way to access the famous search engine more quickly, without having to open the browser every time.
By putting the Google icon on your screen desktop you could have a quick link to Google or even the search bar on your phone’s home screen.
Going into more details, if you have an Android phone, you can add the widget with the Google search bar, the Google app icon, and the Chrome browser link to your device’s home screen.
If you have an iPhone, instead, you can only add Google and Chrome app icons to the home screen.
Index of contents
- How to put the Google icon on your Android phone
- Google search widget
- Google app icon
- Google Chrome Icon
- How to put Google icon on iPhone
How to put the Google icon on your Android phone
If you came to this guide with the goal of putting the Google icon on your Android phone , let me explain how to do it.
In the following paragraphs, in addition to how to insert / restore the Google Search Widget to the home screen, I will also show you how to place the icon of the Google Search application and the Google one on the home screen of your device Chrome.
Google search widget
If you accidentally removed the Google Search Widget from your Android device (or have never had it), know that you can restore it in a very simple way.
All you have to do is access the screen that collects the widgets present on the device, select the one that interests you (in this case, the Google search bar) and place it on the screen where you want to insert it.
To continue, pick up your device, unlock it, and long tap on an “empty” spot on the Home screen (that is, an area where there are no icons).
Then tap on the Widgets button that should appear at the bottom and, on the next screen, locate the google icon .
At this point, touch and hold the Google widget (so to speak, the white search bar with the “Big G” logo on the left side and the microphone logo on the right), place it on the screen where you want to insert it and remove your finger from the screen.
The Google search widget will be placed where you placed it on the screen right now. If you want, you can also change its size by holding down your finger, selecting the Resize item from the menu that opens (if necessary) and dragging the dots placed in the four corners of the widget.
If instead you want to reposition the widget, keep your finger pressed on it, drag it to the point on the screen where you want to place it, release it and, if necessary, touch an “empty” point on the home screen to save the changes made .
In case you were unable to add the Google search widget to your device, it may not be installed. To fix this, download the Google app from the Play Store and then repeat the steps I gave you above.
I also want to inform you that if you want, you can put it on the Android home screen Google Chrome Search Bar instead of the Google Search app (clearly, you need to have Google Chrome installed on your smartphone or tablet): the procedure to follow is the same as indicated in the previous lines.
Google app icon
Do you want to add the Google App Icon to your Android home screen ? I guarantee that it is not difficult to be successful.
All you have to do is go to the drawer (the screen that contains all the icons of the applications installed on the smartphone) and drag the icon of the google application (the one with the ” G ” Colored on a white background) in the home screen, keeping your finger pressed on it, placing it at the desired point on the screen and releasing the pressure.
If the Google application is not installed on your device, please download it immediately from the Play Store and if it is not automatically added to the home screen, please do so by following the instructions I gave you a few moments ago.
Google Chrome Icon
Do you want to add the Google Chrome Icon to the home screen of your Android device? To do this, you have to follow practically the same steps that I showed you in the previous lines regarding the Google application.
Go therefore to the drawer by touching the corresponding button (at the bottom) or by sliding from the bottom to the top (depending on the launcher you are using) and identifying the Google Chrome icon .
Then keep your finger on it, place it on the home screen where you want to place it, and release your finger from the screen to save the changes.
In the event that Google Chrome is not installed on the device yet, please fix it immediately by downloading the browser from the Play Store and if your icon is not automatically added to the home screen, please do so by following the instructions I gave you a few moments ago.
How to put Google icon on iPhone
Do you have an iPhone and you would like to know if it is possible to put the Google icon on your home screen?
If your intention is to insert the Google search widget, unfortunately the answer is negative: as I already told you in the introduction of this article, unlike what happens in Android, in iOS it is not possible to insert widgets on the home screen .
Widgets, on iOS, can be inserted on a special screen, accessible by swiping from left to right on the first page of the home screen or on the lock screen.
Therefore, the only thing you can do to add Google icon on iPhone is to install Google application and / or Google Chrome application on your device. Look them up in the App Store or if you’re reading this article directly from your iPhone, use the links I just provided to go to their download page.
Then tap on the get button (on the app download page) and confirm the download by verifying your identity, using your Face ID , Touch ID, or your Apple ID password .
At the end of the installation, the Google icon related to the application you have decided to download will be automatically added to the home screen.
If you want to replace the icon of the installed application, all you have to do is give it a long tap and when it starts to “dance”, drag it to the desired point on the home screen. Press the home button (on iPhone 8/8 Plus and earlier models) or the on-screen end button (on iPhone X and later models above).