While some changes are to be expected when you do full version iOS updates, such as moving from iOS 14 to iOS 15, some of those changes can be surprising.
One such change involves the position of the address bar, or tab bar, in the safari browser on your iPhone 13.
After updating to iOS 15 you probably noticed that this moved from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen.
Many people either won’t notice or won’t care, while it can be an unwanted change for others. If you fall into the category of people that didn’t like it, you may have thought it was a change that you were stuck with.
But you can move the address bar back to the top of the screen on an iPhone by going to Settings > Safari > and choosing the Single Tab option.
This removes the navigation option that Apple was offered by including that new location, but it does bring things back to a format that is more familiar, and likely more comfortable.
you can continue reading our tutorial below for more information on changing the location of the address bar in Safari on an iPhone 13.
How to Move the iPhone 13 Safari Search Bar
- Open Settings.
- Choose Safari.
- Choose Single Tab.
Our guide continues below with additional information on moving the tab bar ir address bar to the top of the screen in iOS 15.
How to Go Back to the Old Safari Layout on an iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system. This option is not available unless you are using at least iOS 15.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Safari option.
Step 3: Scroll to the Tabs section of the menu and touch the circle under the Single Tab.
While the Tab Bar may seem like a pretty significant, and unwanted, change to the way that Safari looks, it does offer some benefits. For example, it makes it much easier to navigate between multiple tabs, as you simply need to swipe left or right on the address bar to get to be of your other tabs, instead of tapping the Tabs icon and choosing a tab that way.
Some of the other options in the Tabs section of the Safari menu are:
- Landscape Tab Bar – If you rotate your iPhone to the landscape orientation this will show a tab bar that displays all of the open tabs, much like you would see on a laptop of desktop computer’s Web browser.
- Allow Website Tinting – This lets the browser tint the top bar according to the color of the website. It can make it easier to visually navigate between open tabs.
- Open Links – You can choose to open links in new tabs ir in the background.
- Close Tabs – Your iPhone can close tabs automatically after a day, a week, or a month, or you can stop your iPhone by closing them at all and switch to manual.
Safari is becoming more and more customizable with each version of iOS, so take some time to look around this menu as you may find some settings that fix issues you have been having while viewing Web pages.