How To Remove Search Bar from Home Screen on iPhone?
How To Remove Search Bar from Home Screen on iPhone?

Wondering How To Remove Search Bar from Home Screen on iPhone, How to disable the new iPhone Search Bar in iOS 16 Operating System, How do I show the Dots Navigation on iOS 16

iPhone users are increasing day by day because of Apple’s quality products. Owning an iPhone become a trend as users are ignoring its expenses compared to its features and quality. 

Apple has announced the iOS 16 update for iPhone which comes with many new features, functionalities, customizations, and improvements over its previous OS version. One such change that the company made in the iPhone’s Home Screen is that it shows a search bar or button just above the dock which replaces the navigation with dots that indicates the home screen page in previous versions.

While many users are happy with this change but some users wish to change and switch back to the navigation with dots for the home screen which was available in the previous OS. Hopefully, Apple has given a way to do so and in this article, we have added the steps by which you can remove the search bar from the home screen.

How To Remove Search Bar from Home Screen on iPhone?

While Apple has added the Search Bar on the home screen but once you tap on it, you will be redirected to the same Spotlight Search which you can simply open by swiping down on the Home Screen or Lock Screen.

For the unaware, Spotlight Search is a place where you can search for anything on your Apple iPhone like files, contacts, apps, and more.

If you are not liking new Apple’s implementation of Spotlight Search on the home screen and wish to bring back the dot navigation, you can turn the search bar off to bring the navigation back on the home screen.

Remove Search Bar to Enable Dot Navigation

Follow the below steps to remove the search bar from the home screen on iPhone running on the iOS 16 operating system.

1. Open the Settings app on your Apple iPhone.

2. Tap on Home Screen from the given options.

Remove Search Bar to Enable Dot Navigation

3. Turn off the toggle next to Show on Home Screen under the Search section.

Remove Search Bar to Enable Dot Navigation

Done, you have successfully disabled it. Now, you will not be able to see the search bar, instead, you will see the previous dot-style navigation on the screen.

Conclusion

So, these are the steps by which you can disable the search bar from the home screen on Apple iPhone running on iOS 16. If you find the article helpful, share it with your friends and family.

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