(Pocket-lint) – Apple drastically changed the look, layout, and feel of Safari on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, moving the entire URL bar down to the bottom of the screen into an all-in-one taskbar -one on iPhone and integrating the line of tabs and the URL bar on a single line at the top of the screen on iPad.
If you’re not a fan of the Switch, however, or think a less tech-savvy relative or friend may not take the change so kindly, don’t worry, because Apple has included an easy-to-access option. in the Settings app. which will allow you to revert to the Safari layout to the previous version if you wish.
First, we’ll see how to move the iOS 15 URL bar to the top of the screen, and then we’ll show you how to change the iPadOS layout next. So grab your iOS 15 device and go. Watch our video below or follow the guide written below:
How to move the URL bar on Safari to the top of the screen on iOS 15
This is what the Settings page should look like if you want the URL bar to be at the top. On the right is an example of the before and after change.
You’ll want to open the Settings app, then navigate to Safari. Once you’re there, scroll down to the section called Tabs and just select a single tab, and you’re good to go.
As you can see in the small graphic shown, the URL bar will be brought to the top of the screen as usual rather than staying at the bottom. It is so easy!
Alternatively, Apple included an even easier way in iOS 15 to go back: just tap the letter-A pair directly in Safari on the URL bar. The very first option should be “Show top address bar”. The selection should do the trick.
How to get tab bar back to normal on iPadOS 15
On iPadOS, the process is exactly like on iOS 15. Just open the Settings app, find the menu titled Safari, and scroll down to the section titled Tabs. Instead of the compact tab bar, switch to the separate tab bar. And you’re done – the URL bar and tab bar should now be on discrete lines, as was the case in iOS and iPadOS versions of the past.
If you want to check out Pocket-lint’s rundown of all the new features available on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, check out our guide by tapping here.
Written by Alex Allegro. Originally published on .