How to hide the Home Screen Search button on iPhone

iOS search Home Screen

Searching on the iPhone can be quick and easy with a downward swipe on the Home Screen. Spotlight on iOS indexes almost everything on your device. With a single search, results from apps, Notes, Maps, Safari, Photos, Messages, and more are returned. With iOS 16, Apple has added a Search button directly on the Home Screen.

This Search field appears above the Home Screen dock, replacing the dots that indicate how many Home Screens are configured on the iPhone. For some, this change may feel like overkill. After all, the downward swipe over the Home Screen is simple enough.

Apple looks to discontinue the classic Power Adapter

Apple 5W USB Power Adapter

Every iPhone from the 3G in 2008 until the iPhone 11 in 2019 was packaged with a 5W USB Power Adapter in the box. While Apple has stopped including a charger with its iPhones, the company continues to sell the classic adapter. This may not be the case for long, as the slow 5-watt charging speed and its USB type-A connector is going the way of the dinosaurs.

How to perform unit conversions anywhere on iPhone

MacStories iOS 16 unit conversion

One of the most useful everyday features on the iPhone is hidden in plain sight. Converting units is already pretty convenient with a search engine, Siri, or a dedicated app. Now thanks to iOS 16, conversions can be made from almost anywhere on the iPhone. Unit conversions are performed directly on inline text within a variety of Apple stock apps.

Report uncovers iPhone 14 event details

Tim Cook

The upcoming iPhone 14 keynote event has become less of a mystery this week. Apple watchers everywhere have been asking when the company plans to reveal its upcoming product lineup, and when the latest devices are ready for pre-order. Thanks to reporting by trusted tech reporter Mark Gurman, details have come to light surrounding the fall product season.

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