The search bar disappears and when you try the Search option from the home screen’s menu it doesn’t work.
If this sounds like something you’re experiencing, try to ensure that you didn’t remove the Google Search app by accident.
On your phone, find the Google search app using Play Store. If you can see the Install button, means this app isn’t on your phone. So, go ahead to install it.
When the installation completes, you can place the Google Search widget back to the home screen.
And the Search option on the Home screen’s menu should work by now too.
Have you had a similar issue with your Mi 3 ? How did you solve it ? Share it in the comments.
Note: Factory resetting a Mi 3 with the Erase apps option turned on, might remove some of the Google related apps.
Note: The steps here were written for MIUI V5, based on Android 4.3 on a Mi 3 (MI 3W). If you’re having a different model of Mi 3 or other version of MIUI/Android, there’s a possibility that the steps and screenshots will be different.