Search button not available at the bottom of the Home Screen in iOS 16? This is a new shortcut that allows users to easily tap for Spotlight instead of swiping. It can miss because of a wrong setting or a temporary glitch.
How To Fix Search Button Not Showing On Home Screen
Go through the following troubleshooting steps to bring back the Search label:
1. Home Screen Settings
- In Settings scroll for Home Screen.
- Turn On Show on Home Screen.
2. Restart iPhone
A fresh start should flush any iOS 16 glitch that could prevent the Spotlight shortcut from displaying.
Tip: I recommend you to perform the force restart trick to quickly reboot your iPhone!
Fact: If you’re using more Home Screen pages, Search appears with a delay and replaces the pagination dots!
Workaround For Search Not Available On Home Screen
If the above tips won’t help, your only option, until Apple issues a fix in an upcoming software update, is to continue to swipe-down for Spotlight!
Have you managed to fix Search not showing at the bottom of the Home Screen? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section to share your feedback.
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