How Do I Get Google Back On My iPhone?

As an iPhone user, you may have trouble reinstalling the Google app after a factory reset or after accidentally deleting the app. Or you may face syncing issues with your Google account when trying to sign into the google app on your iPhone. Resolving this issue usually requires reinstalling the app.

To reinstall the Google app on your iPhone, go to the app store and search for the app. If you have previously installed Google app, it will be listed under the “Purchased” section with a cloud icon. Tap on the icon to reinstall it on your iPhone.

How do I get Google back on my iPhone?

If you have accidentally deleted the Google app and wish to reinstall it on your iPhone, here’s how to do it:

  1. Open “App Store”.
  2. Tap on your account on the top right corner.
  3. Tap on “Purchased” > “Not on this device” section.
  4. The Google app is listed with a cloud icon.
  5. Tap on the cloud icon to get Google back on your iPhone.

What is the Google app on iPhone?

Google app is the home screen widget for iOS users. You can use Google on your iPhone just as you would do on Android. It helps you explore your interests and lets you search for answers.

Google app provides you with a search widget in two different sizes and shortcuts that lets you choose how you search with voice, lens and incognito mode.

With Google Lens you can search with your camera, identify animals and plants, copy and translate text, scan QR codes and much more.

The Voice Search feature lets you do voice search, without typing. You can also use Incognito mode to browse privately, with no data being collected on your device.

How to restore Google Maps on the iPhone?

Starting In iOS 14, Apple has replaced Google Maps with Apple Maps and it is not possible to set Google Maps as a default mapping app on the iPhone.

That said, you can still set Google Maps as the default mapping app in the default email app and browser apps. 

1. Restore Google Maps within the Google app

Here is how you can restore Google Maps within the Google app:

  1. Open the “Google” app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your account on the top right corner.
  3. Choose “Settings” in the menu.
  4. Tap “General” > “Default apps”.
  5. Select “Google Maps”.

Now, whenever you use the Google app for searching, location results will open the Google Maps.

2. Restore Google Maps within the Gmail app

If you are using the Gmail app for mailing, here is how to make Google Maps the default within the Gmail app:

  1. Open the “Gmail” app and tap on “Menu” on the top left corner.
  2. Open “Settings”.
  3. Tap on “Default apps”.
  4. Choose “Google Maps”.

How to Install ‎Google Chrome App on iPhone?

If your Chrome app stops working on your iPhone, first try restarting your phone. If that doesn’t help, you may need to reinstall it, as is often the case after an update. Uninstall Chrome, then follow these steps:

  1. Open “App Store” and search for “Google Chrome”.
  2. Tap on “Get” to download and install the app on your iPhone.
    1. If you have previously installed and deleted the Google Chrome app, you will have a cloud icon instead of the “Get” option
  3. You will be asked to verify your Apple ID to complete the installation process.

In some cases, however, you may not be able to find Chrome in the app store.  If that’s the case:

  1. Tap “Updates” > Purchased
  2. Choose “My purchases”
  3. Scroll down and select Chrome
  4. Tap “Download”: when asked if you wish to download an older version, choose Yes

If the above doesn’t work, you may need to update your iOS. If an update is available but you don’t have enough storage for it, here’s what to do:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Updates
  2. A message displays saying you have insufficient storage space for the update
  3. Go to Storage > in the list, choose media, apps, and old messages to delete
  4. Once you released enough space, the update appears > tap Download
  5. Go back to the app store > Google Chrome should now be visible
  6. Tap to reinstall Chrome

How do I reset Google apps on my iPhone?

Here are steps you can take to reset Google apps on your iPhone:

1. Reset Google app by clearing app history & cookies

To reset the app, clear the app history and cookies in the Google app on your iPhone.

  1. Open the “Google” app.
  2. Tap on your account icon the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on “Privacy & Security”.
  4. Tap on “History”.
  5. Clear app history and cookies.

2. Reset Google by reinstalling the app

You can reset Google app by uninstalling and then reinstalling the app from the App Store.

  1. Tap and hold the Google app on your iPhone home screen.
  2. Tap on “Remove App”.
  3. Choose “Delete App” to delete it from the iPhone.
  4. After that, you can install the Google app again from the App Store. Follow the procedure described in the section “How do I get Google back on my iPhone”.

3. Reset Google app by signing out of your account

You can also try resetting the Google app by signing out of your Google account and using it logged out.

  1. Open the “Google” app.
  2. Tap on your account in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on the arrow next to your account picture > choose “Use this app without an account”.
  4. This will log you out of your account and reset the app.

How do I clear Google app cache on iPhone?

To clear Google app cache on your iPhone you need to delete all the app history and cookies on your device.

  1. Open the “Google” app.
  2. Tap on your account at the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on “Privacy & Security” > “History”.
  4. Clear “App History” and “Cookies”.
  5. Tap “Clear All” to confirm.

How to add Google search bar widget to home screen on iPhone?

Here’s how to add the Google search bar widget to the home screen of your iPhone:

  1. Tap and hold the home screen to enter the edit mode.
  2. Tap the “plus” sign at the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Choose “Google” from the widget options.
  4. Swipe left or right to select from the two widget sizes for the Google app.
  5. Tap “Add widget” and place the widget on your home screen.
  6. Tap “Done”.

Google app won’t display search results on iPhone?

If the Google app is not working properly and is not displaying search results on your iPhone, you need to check a few key things.

1. Fix your internet connection

If your Google app isn’t showing search results, it could be due to a faulty internet connection.

1.1. Make sure Airplane mode is turned off

Your Wi-Fi and mobile data won’t work with Airplane mode enabled, so make sure it is turned off.

  1. Open “Control Center”.
  2. Tap “Airplane Mode” to turn it off (grayed out when off).

Try to search again using the Google app to see if it works.

1.2. Check your Wi-Fi connection

Check if your device has an active Wi-Fi connection.

  1. Open “Control Center”.
  2. Tap on “Wi-Fi” to turn it on (blue when turned on).
  3. Go to “Settings” > “Wi-Fi”.
  4. Choose your network to connect and enter password if asked.

Use the Google app again to search and see it solved the issue.

1.3. Check your mobile data

If Wi-Fi isn’t available, make sure you are connected though mobile data:

  1. Open “Control Center”.
  2. Tap “Mobile Data” to turn it on (green when turned on).

Launch the Google app and try searching again.

2. Try fixing the Google app

If your internet connection is working fine yet the Google app isn’t displaying search results on your iPhone, there may be an issue with the app itself. 

2.1. Restart the Google app

Restarting the Google app may fix the issue:

  1. Shut down the Google app.
  2. Open the app tray and close the Google app running in the background.
  3. Restart the Google app again after a minute or two.

Try searching again.

2.2. Restart your iPhone

Sometimes a temporary system glitch may cause issues with apps. Restarting your iPhone may fix it. To restart your iPhone:

  1. Press and hold the power button until the “Slide to power off” screen appears.
  2. Slide the slider to turn your phone off.
  3. Wait for a few seconds and then turn it on by pressing and holding the power button until an Apple logo appears.

2.3. Update your Google app

An outdated app might be causing problems and so it is important to get the latest update for the app.

  1. Open “App Store”.
  2. Tap on your account at the top right corner.
  3. Scroll down to view the list of apps with updates available.
  4. Tap on “Update” for the “Google” app.

After this, try searching again in the Google app.

How to add back a Google account on an iPhone?

You can add a Google account on an iPhone in the following apps:

  • Mail
  • Safari
  • Google app
  • Gmail
  • other Google apps.

If you have already signed in to your Google account in any of the above listed apps, all the apps that require a Google account will be automatically synced.

1. Add a Google account in Mail

To add a Google account in Mail on your iPhone:

  1. Open “Settings” > “Mail”.
  2. Tap on “Accounts”  > “Add Account”.
  3. Select “Google” in the list > “Continue”.
  4. Select your Google account > “Confirm”.

2. Add a Google account in Safari

If you have added a Google account in Mail (as explained in the preceding section), Safari will automatically get that Google account and sync all your settings and preferences.

When you browse to google.com in Safari, your signed-in account will be displayed in the top right corner.

If you are not already signed in with your Google account

  1. Tap on “Sign in” in the top right corner.
  2. Choose the account to sign in with and enter your credentials.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the login process.

3. Adding a Google account in Google apps

You can add your Google account to various Google apps you use on your iPhone. If you have already signed in using any third-party app with your Google account, Google apps will generally get your account there.

To add your Google account in Google app:

  1. Open the “Google” app and tap on your account.
  2. Tap “Sign in” – or “Add another account” if you are already signed in.

Why is Google app not working on iPhone after update?

When Apple introduces new updates in iOS, app developers are asked to modify their apps to adjust to the new changes. 

If you recently updated your iPhone and your Google app is no longer working properly, check for updates in the App Store and install updates if available – see “How do I Update Google apps on my iPhone” in the next section.

If the Google app is up to date, try restarting your iPhone. If that doesn’t fix the issue, you may want to report the issue to the Google Developers Team.

How do I update Google apps on my iPhone?

To update Google apps on your iPhone:

  1. Open “App Store”.
  2. Tap your account on the top right corner.
  3. Scroll down to see the list of Google apps that need updating.
  4. Tap on “Update” for the app, or choose “Update All”.

If your Google apps are up to date, they will not be listed.