Apple makes small changes to Safari redesign with the latest iOS 15 beta

Safari Ios 15 Beta
Safari Ios 15 Beta (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

What you need to know

  • Apple has made some UX changes with the third iOS 15 beta.
  • The search bar stays above the keyboard and search results are more clear.

Apple seems to be listening to feedback about the new Safari experience on the iPhone with iOS 15.

Earlier today, Apple released the third beta of iOS 15 to developers. As spotted by 9to5Mac, the previous beta of iOS 15 would move the search bar for Safari to the top of the display once you began typing out a search request. With the latest beta, the search bar stays just above the keyboard. It has also made changes to make the results more clear.

The updated Safari interface in the third beta release of iOS 15 makes this experience more coherent, although not exactly what several users were expecting. Now when you tap the address bar on the iPhone, it remains at the bottom of the screen just above the keyboard.Apple has also updated the list of results shown on the screen, which now makes it clearer which websites are from web searches, favorites, or your personal history. However, for iPad users, there are no noticeable changes to Safari with the third beta of iPadOS 15.

When Apple announced iOS 15 at WWDC21, it revealed a major redesign to Safari across the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. On the iPhone, the search bar was moved to a floating position towards the bottom of the screen. Apple said that this would make it easier to get to search - a reasonable idea since iPhones continue to get bigger.

However, some users have complained about the change, saying that it is too radical. With the latest beta release of iOS 15, Apple appears to be making some tweaks in response to user feedback. Hopefully, everything will be tightened up when the software releases to everyone in the fall.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.