Google search is used widely by people in the world to search for needed information. It’s easy and quick to get what you want by searching the keywords in Google. But some people are saying that their Google search not working sometimes and they definitely need useful solutions to fixing it. MiniTool provides this page to help users solve Google search problems.

Google Search Not Working Suddenly

Browsing the internet or searching the web is what we do every day; you can get the information you need by searching the keywords in Google or visiting the website directly. Google Chrome is a web browser chosen by most people in the world since it provides satisfying search experience.

However, problems could occur like other applications; Google search problems are talked about by users frequently. The following sections tell you what to do when finding Google search not working.

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How to fix when you find Google search not working on Android? Please follow the guide below; it works for both Google app won’t display search results and Google search bar not working (restore Google search bar).

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Solution 1: Check & Fix Internet Connection

Why is Google not working (on my phone/other devices)? Internet connection should be the first thing to consider when you find Google not working.

Step 1: make sure the Airplane mode is not turned on; once it’s enabled, it will cut off the Wi-Fi and mobile networks.

  1. Navigate to Settings on your Android device and open it.
  2. Look for the Network & internet section.
  3. Look for the Airplane mode option and check whether it's turned on or not.
  4. Toggle the switch to off if the Airplane mode is enabled before.

There will be an Airplane mode icon at the top of the screen if your device is in this mode; you can go to check directly.

Airplane mode

Step 2: check the Wi-Fi connection.

If you’re using Wi-Fi to search on Google, you should check the settings.

  1. Open Settings on Android device.
  2. Look for the Network & internet section; it may be also named Wireless & networks or something else.
  3. Navigate to the Wi-Fi option and toggle the switch of it to On.
  4. Select a network (please enter password if required).

If you run into a Wi-Fi icon with a "?"/"!" mark, or a partially filled or blinks icon, you should modify the settings under guidance.

Step 3: check the mobile data connection.

  1. Open Settings -> look for Wireless & networks -> select Data usage.
  2. Check whether the Cellular data (or Mobile data) is turned on.
  3. If not, please toggle the switch of it to On.

Solution 2: Fix the Google Chrome App

Step 1: restart the Chrome app.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Look for the Device section.
  3. Choose Apps or Application manager.
  4. Select Chrome app.
  5. Click Force stop and click OK to confirm.

Force stop

Step 2: restart Android device.

Shut down your Android device completely -> wait for a while -> power on the device again.

Step 3: update Chrome app to the latest version.

Check for updates -> download the updates -> install the updates.

Step 4: clear the app cache.

  1. Go to Settings -> select Device -> select Apps or Application manager.
  2. Choose the Chrome application.
  3. Select the Storage or Cache option.
  4. Click Clear cache.

Clear cache

Step 5: clear the app data.

  1. Go to Settings -> select Device -> select Apps or Application manager.
  2. Choose Chrome -> select Storage -> choose Manage storage -> click Clear Google search data.

The names of options may be slightly different on different Android devices.

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Other fixes you may try:

  • Re-add the search widget.
  • Disable the Google app.
  • Disable web and app activity.
  • Boot device in safe mode.

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