iOS 16: Remove That Annoying Search Button on Your iPhone Home Screen One of the most irritating new features of iOS 16 has a quick fix.

By Dasblog

Every new major software update brings at least one or two features that people don’t like, and for iOS 16 (which you can download right now), it seems to be the addition of the Search button at the bottom of the home screen, right above your dock.

Although the Search feature on iOS is useful for quickly finding text messages, files, settings, websites and photos, the new button is placed in a location where it’s easy to accidentally tap it, especially when you’re scrolling through your various home screen pages.

And when you do inadvertently hit the new Search button, the Search feature blows up in full screen. Then you have to swipe out of it to go back to your home screen — which is annoying.

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Fortunately, there’s an easy fix to get rid of the new Search button on your home screen.

And if you want to learn more about iOS 16, check out how to unsend and edit text messages, view all your saved Wi-Fi passwords and customize your lock screen with widgets.

How to get rid of the new Search button on iOS 16

On your iPhone running iOS 16, launch the Settings application, go to Home Screen and toggle off the Show on Home Screen button underneath “Search.” Instead of the Search button on your home screen, you’ll now see several dots indicating your various home screen pages instead. If you press on it, nothing happens.

Search button on Home Screen of iPhone

Easily remove the Search button in Settings.

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If you want to access the Search feature after removing the home-screen button, you can access it the traditional way: swipe down from anywhere on your screen.

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