Apple’s iPhone has a clean and user-friendly interface, but some users may find the search button on the home screen unnecessary or distracting. If you are one of those users, this blog post is for you! I’ll show how to remove search button from your iPhone home screen to give it a more minimalist look.
Apple introduced a search button on the iPhone home screen in iOS 16, which some users may find unnecessary or distracting. If you prefer the traditional method of swiping down to search, you can disable the search button and restore the page indicator dots. So follow the below steps for this:
How to Disable or Remove Search Button
On iOS, you can find almost anything with Spotlight Search, which can be accessed from both the home screen and lock screen. Spotlight search is easy to use, but Apple added it to the home screen at the top of the dock for new iPhone users.
On the home screen, you will always see a button and it will replace the dots showing the number of active home screen pages. Follow these steps to remove search button from the home screen,
- On your iPhone Open Settings.
- Click on Home Screen.
- Under Search Section, Toggle off the “Show on Home Screen” option.
- Finally, you can see this search button is removed from your iPhone Home Screen.
To enable the search button you need to follow the steps above and turn on the “Show on home screen” toggle.
Removing the Search button from your iPhone home screen is a simple process that gives your device a cleaner, more streamlined look. If you ever want to restore the search button or make other changes to your home screen, you can easily do so. Simply swipe through the home screen pages or long press to access the home screen editing menu and adjust settings as needed. This allows you to customize your iPhone’s home screen to your preferences while maintaining its functionality.
What does the Search bar do?
The search bar or Spotlight Search, on an iPhone lets you quickly find apps, contacts, messages, and more on your device, as well as search results from the web, App Store, and Apple Music.