Is that an error or is it supposed to be that the search bar is now displayed there?
I have the Microsoft Launcher on it now, just to test it. It’s okay, but the typical A12 animations don’t work properly when you close an app or something. But at least I now have a weather app again
If you were talking to me, in A12 the search bar is placed at the exact same spot the “At a Glance” widget used to be, but in their infinite wisdom the devs have chosen to not move the widget, so both apps fight for the space and kill each other if they can.
On my phone the “At a Glance” widget managed to definitely kill the search bar (which shows “Initializing” since the upgrade…), but it died doing so, so actually I have neither! Just an inert bar always saying “Initializing”…
Hi Y_L and thanks for your message. Reading above, and the title of this topic, you will see that you are seemingly the first to notice in what manner the search bar is replaced by At a Glance, well done!
Yes. this had already been noted, see post #30 above.
For those interested, the “Search bar / At a glance” conundrum has been simplified in the latest update. If you disable the Google app, then in place of the search bar you get the “At a glance” widget straight away (requires reboot).
Search bar disappears after charging. Have to switch off and restart to get it back. Date not visible at all, or only as alternative to search bar. I want both on screen, preferably search bar at bottom and date at top.
That ship has sailed since FP4 got Android 12. Since then, for some reason, they decided to put both those immutable widgets on the exact same spot, and let them slug it out for who will finally gets it…
Through all of A12 till now, on my phone they killed each other leaving me with an inert search bar cadaver at that spot, but since the April update the combat resumed and one of them eventually wins.
Short version: There is not much we can do except changing launcher or waiting for a future update.