How to remove the search button from iOS 16

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If you’re bothered by the new Search button introduced with iOS 16, here’s how to quickly remove it.

In September 2022, Apple released its latest iteration of the iPhone’s operating system — iOS 16. The update brought several new features, including a new search button on the home screen just above the dock.

While you could always search from the Home screen by pulling down the screen, Apple added a new button to give users a more obvious way to search.

If you’re not a fan of the new button, you can turn it off by following the steps below.

How to remove the search button on iOS 16

  1. open Settings app
  2. Press on The home screen
  3. Turn off during search Show on home screen

When disabled, you can continue searching from your home screen by dragging the screen down.


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