In the beta of iOS 15, Apple made the decision to move the URL and tab elements to the bottom of the screen. It’s been a debate among iPhone users since.
The change was one of the update’s controversial features. It turns out a lot of people prefer the address bar where it was, up top, instead of at the bottom of the display. After listening to input and feedback from users who didn’t like the search bar position change, Apple did indeed add a toggle that sent the address bar to the top of the iPhone screen instead of the bottom. Allowing users to return Safari to a more iOS 14-like experience if they wished.
If you can’t get on with the address bar living at the bottom of the screen and would prefer to have it in its original position at the top, like it was in iOS 14, follow these steps.
How to move the Safari address bar from the bottom of the screen to the top
- Launch Safari on your iPhone.
- Tap the “aA” icon in the left side of the address bar.
- Tap Show Top Address Bar in the popup menu.