With iOS 15, Apple added a feature to the Safari browser which allowed users to move the address bar according to their preferences. And now, two years after the change, Google has finally decided to follow suit with Chrome on iOS. When Apple initially decided to move the Safari search bar down, it received mixed reviews. Over time it has grown as a convenience for users with smaller hands like me. Once you get the hang of it, there’s no going back. Honestly, I won’t feel comfortable using a browser on my iPhone that forces me to have a search bar at the top. Fortunately, Chrome now lets you move the address bar on an iPhone to the bottom. Let’s see how to do it.
How to Customize Chrome Address Bar on iPhone
Remark: Google has started rolling out this feature with Chrome for iOS version 119. We tested this feature on multiple iPhones, including the iPhone 11, 12, 12 Pro, and 15 Pro Max. If you didn’t receive this feature, try updating the Chrome for iOS app.
- Open the Chrome app on your iPhone.
- Now, long press the address bar and tap “Move the address bar down”.
- An alternative way to do this is to tap three dots scroll through the icons at the bottom right of the screen and tap Institutions.
- From here, tap the Address bar and choose Bottom. Finally, tap Finished present in the top right corner.
- And that’s it! You will now see the Chrome address bar at the bottom of your iOS device.
- You can follow the same steps to move the search to the top.
So you see, it’s super easy to move the address bar to the bottom in Chrome on iOS. It’s nice to see that Google is finally allowing iPhone users to adjust the address bar to fit the size of their hands and devices, for a more personalized browsing experience. It’s an optional change and you’ll still have the top-facing address bar by default. Please note that Google has just started rolling out this feature, so it may take some time before it is generally available to everyone.