How to remove the search button from iOS 16
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If you're bothered by the new Search button introduced alongside iOS 16, here's how you can quickly remove it.
In September 2022, Apple released its newest 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 the screen down, 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 toggle it off by following the steps below.
How to remove the Search button on iOS 16
- Open the Settings app
- Tap Home Screen
- Under search, toggle off Show on Home Screen
Once disabled, you can continue to search from your Home Screen by dragging the screen downward.