Hate the new iOS 15 version of Safari? Here’s how to change it back
If you hate the Safari changes, you can thankfully revert back.
It’s the most magical time of the year for Apple fans, with hot new versions of its operating systems hitting our devices. One of the new changes in iOS 15 is that the humble address bar in Safari has been moved to the bottom. It’s probably to finally make Safari usable one-handed, but feedback from beta testers was mixed.
It seems that some of you
don’t like change prefer the old address bar, where you had to do yoga stretches with your fingers to reach. Thankfully, Apple listened to feedback during the beta testing phases and included a way to change where the address bar is on the screen.
We’ll show you how to put the address bar where years of muscle memory thinks it should be.
How to get the Safari address bar back up to the top
Once you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 15, read on.
Open the Safari app
Tap on the aA icon on the left of the search bar
Tap on Show Top Address Bar
If you find you prefer it on the bottom, tap aA again and then on Show Bottom Address Bar
- You can also change this from the Settings app
Scroll down to Safari and tap on it
Tap on the new Single Tab option, or tap on Tab Bar to put it back on the bottom
Tapping on Landscape Tab Bar on this menu makes the search bar disappear when you’re using Safari in Landscape mode
Now you know how to put Safari’s search bar back up to the top; like you’re used to from all those years of iPhone ownership. Me? I’m leaving it down at the bottom so I don’t have to lift my hands to tap on it.
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