A recent iOS 15 update to Safari (this also applies to iOS 16) on your iPhone or iPad has moved the search bar to the bottom of the screen. The following steps will help you restore the default top location of the Safari Tab Bar.
How to move the Safari Address Bar to the top of the screen in iOS 15 & 16
- Click on the two AA beside the address bar.
- On the tool bar that popped up, select Show Top Address Bar.
- Done – your Safari address bar is now on the top of your Safari screen in iOS 15 or iOS 16.