There are always some learning from one OS to another. At some features iOS is great and at some features Android is great. And it works wonderfully for users. Just recently Google has rolled out the bottom address bar for Chrome on iOS just like the address bar position in Safari. It is one of the most requested features.
However the address bar will be at the top by default. And so if you enjoy the bottom address bar layout you have to move it manually. Don’t worry its not a problem. Here I will show you how to move address bar to bottom on Chrome browser for iOS.
Google started testing this feature a while back and a few months back it appeared for some users in the flag. And after some wait, its finally available to the Public. As of now it is only available on Chrome for iOS but might come to Android soon.
There are some advantages of the bottom address bar. You don’t need to reach all the way to top just to change url. And so having the address bar at the bottom makes easier reachability. So if you are one who prefer the bottom address bar but uses Chrome and not Safari, you can finally switch to it.
Switch to Bottom Address Bar on Chrome for iOS
Fortunately Google kept switching between top and bottom very simple.
Step 1: First make sure to update your Google Chrome to the latest version.
Step 2: Launch the Chrome browser on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 3: Now open any URL in the browser.
Step 4: Long tap the address bar which will present two option. Choose the option to shift address bar to bottom.
That’s it. And in case later you change your mind, you can follow the same process to switch the address bar back to the top. It’s quite easy, right?
It is possible that this feature may not have made its way to your browser. So in that case you can follow an alternative method.
Bring Bottom Address Bar from Flag
Every experimental and some hidden features are available at Chrome flag. All you need to do is find and enable the feature. Here’s the process:
Step 1: Open Chrome app on your iPhone.
Step 2: In the Address bar search chrome://flags/#bottom-omnibox-steady-state
Step 3: It will open the Chrome flag page. Here Bottom Omnibox is the feature that switches Address bar to bottom.
Step 4: Make sure to set this flag as enabled and the address bar will move to bottom.
Step 5: Relaunch Chrome app and that’s it.
You can turn it off the same way. All you need is set it to disable.
So this is how you can get bottom address bar on Google Chrome app on iOS. What do you prefer, bottom address bar or the top address bar? Let us know in the comment section.