Hate the New Safari? How to Get Back the Old Safari Layout in iOS 15

Get the Safari address bar back to the top by changing a quick setting.

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iOS 15 brought some dramatic changes to the way we navigate the Safari web browser. Those changes were designed with ease of navigation in mind, but not everyone likes the new layout, and that's okay! If you'd rather use the old Safari version with the address bar at the top, we'll show you how to go back to the old Safari layout.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Safari looking upside down? Move the Safari address bar back to the top of the screen.
  • Go back to the old Safari to navigate the way you're used to.

How to Go Back to the Old Safari from before iOS 15

Where is the Safari address bar? How do I go back to the old Safari from before iOS 15? Don't worry, you're not the only one asking these questions. We can help! The steps below will help you fix Safari and make it look the way it used to. If you like this tip, check out our other iOS 15 navigation and settings tips by signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Open the Settings app.

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  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.

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  3. Scroll down to the Tabs section.
  4. Tap on the bubble under Single Tab.

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This will switch Safari back to the layout from before iOS 15 and put the address bar back at the top! Now you'll be able to navigate Safari in almost the same way as before the software update, but it's important to note that you'll still see some differences in your tabs layout and other tab functions. 

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Author Details

Erin MacPherson

Erin is a Web Editor for iPhone Life and has been a writer, editor, and researcher for many years. She has a degree in communication with an emphasis on psychology and communication, and has spent many of her professional years as a coach in various business and specialty fields. Erin officially joined the ranks of iPhone and Apple users everywhere around nine years ago, and has since enjoyed the unique and customized feel of Apple technology and its many gadgets. When she’s not working, Erin and her son enjoy outdoor adventures, camping, and spending time with their eclectic collection of pets.

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