With the initial release of the iOS 15, one of the biggest changes was moving the address bar on Safari to the bottom of the screen. During the release, Apple argued that with the address bar being at the bottom, users can easily swipe and move between multiple tabs faster.
And while there have been several usability tests and logic as to why it’s an important update, many users initially found it strange. Due to its mixed reception, Apple has now made this feature an optional one.
So if you’d really much prefer the iOS 14 location of the address bar, in this post, I’ll be showing you how to move your address bar back to the top of your screen.
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How to Restore Your Safari’s Top Address Bar
To take your address bar back to its initial location, here are the three easy steps to follow;
- Launch the Safari app on your iPhone
- On any open tab, tap on the ‘AA’ symbol located on the left side of the address bar
- Tap on “Show Top Address Bar”
And your address bar will be automatically sent to the top of your screen.
If, after using this layout, you feel like you’d prefer to go back to the address bar being at the bottom again, simply follow the above-listed steps. However, instead of the ‘Show Top Address Bar’, this time, tap on ‘Show Bottom Tab Bar”.
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An Alternative Way to Restore Your Safari’s Top Address Bar
There’s also another way to switch between your address bar that doesn’t involve launching the Safari app.
- Enter Settings on your iPhone
- Go to Safari and tap on it
- Under the ‘Tabs’ section, tap on the checkmark underneath ‘Tab Bar’ or ‘Single Tab’
Tab bar means the address bar will be located at the bottom of the screen and the single tab takes the address bar to the top of the screen. There are no restrictions on the number of times you can toggle between both options. So, feel free to switch it up as much as you’d like.
I hope you found this insightful. Let me know what interface you prefer between the top and bottom address bar in the comment section below