Apple added a Search button to the iPhone’s Home Screen with the release of iOS 16. The button can be found directly above the Dock on the Home Screen. You have the option to disable this new addition if you discover that it isn’t to your liking and would rather see the dots that indicate the number of active Home Screen pages you have. If you find that this new addition isn’t to your liking, you have the option to disable it. Keep reading to learn more about how to do it. So let’s get started:
How to Turn Off the Home Screen Search Button on an iPhone
You can search for pretty much anything on your iPhone using Spotlight Search, which can be accessed by swiping down on the Home Screen or the Lock Screen. This includes files, apps, messages, mail, contacts, and more. Performing a search in iOS is simple: just swipe down on the Home Screen or the Lock Screen.
Apple appears to have come to the conclusion that the motion to invoke Spotlight Search is not obvious enough to new iPhone users, and as a result, it has added a search button to the Home Screen, right above the Dock. This is despite the fact that engaging Spotlight Search is a simple process.
The button is always there and has taken the position of the dots that previously indicated how many Home Screen pages were currently active. You have the option of removing the button by following these procedures if you do not approve of the update or believe that it is unnecessary.
- To configure your iPhone’s settings, open the Settings app.
- Tap the Home screen after scrolling down.