Compared to Android 12’s “Material You”, Apple’s iOS 15 update didn’t make as many visual changes to the iPhone’s interface, and the ones it did add didn’t seem like much. appreciated. One of the less well-received updates is the Safari overhaul.
With iOS 15, Apple decided to move the address bar tools from the top of the screen to the bottom, just above the âShareâ, âTabsâ and âBookmarkâ tools, a change that did not bode well. nothing good with Safari users whose fingers would automatically run up the screen to access the address bar.
Along with the repositioning of the top bar, Safari now automatically tints the address bar and matches it to website colors. The latter is a change that I genuinely appreciate because of the unified appearance it provides, and the first one that I shy away from because it disrupts my muscle memory.
Fortunately, there is a simple workaround that can let you move the address bar up and turn off coloring:
Open a new tab in Safari and tap on the “aA” tool located to the left of the address bar. A new context menu will open where you can select “Show top address bar”. Tap on it and you will notice that the address bar moves upwards. Follow the same steps and hit “Show bottom tab bar” to bring the address bar back to the bottom, if you’re feeling adventurous.
You may also find an option to move the address bar from your iPhone settings. Head to settings, scroll down and tap “Safari.” You will see a toggle that allows you to toggle between the upper and lower address bar.
While I think the website address bar tint is a solid new addition to Safari, and I’ll keep it on, those who want the authentic iOS 14 experience can turn the feature off by going to Settings – > Safari -> and tapping the Website Tint Toggle.