The grey Home Bar at the bottom of an iPhone is not switchable. This article provides a workaround that you can use to turn it off.
Why Does My iPhone Have a Bar at the Bottom?
In other words: since the home button has been removed. The famous Home button was replaced with a gray bar at the bottom of the screen on the iPhone X, giving users more screen real estate. More information is now displayed on the screen, and using the iPhone has become quicker with new motions.
You won’t even see the grey Home Bar while swiping between screens—you can browse your phone without selecting or tapping on it. Actually, its sole purpose is to prompt you to swipe upward from the bottom of the screen. After a little delay, you should see a Swipe up to unlock message appear above the bar.
Every program you open will have this visual help available in both Portrait and Landscape modes. However, in Dark Mode and in some programs (like as media players and games), it can be a little bothersome.
The iPhone 12’s Home Bar
Is It Possible to Remove the Bottom Bar from an iPhone?
No, there isn’t a setting on the iPhone that lets you adjust how the bottom bar displays. Certain apps allow developers to implement code that automatically hides the bar. Apple, however, has the last word.
The grey home bar can be quickly removed using the Guided Access feature in Accessibility Settings, at least until Apple makes a change. One major drawback is that Guided Access may only be used in one app at a time. Opening an app will need you to activate Guided Access each time.
How to Make the Bottom Bar on Your iPhone Screen Go Away
Guided Access gives you control over the aspects of the screen that are visible while locking the phone to a single app. Limiting the content that children can view and utilize on the screen is a crucial child-proof feature. Another short-term solution for the bar at the bottom of the screen is Guided Access.
Navigate to Guided Access under Settings > Accessibility.
Guided Access is emphasized in the iPhone’s accessibility settings.
Turn the switch to the “On” position on the Guided Access screen. Choose from the options that show up when you have Guided Access turned on.
Select Passcode Preferences. To configure the Guided Access passcode that the iPhone needs to exit a session, select Set Guided Access Passcode. By double-clicking the side button, you can end a guided access session by choosing to enable Face ID.
Toggle the switch to activate the Accessibility Shortcut. Triple-clicking the side button will then cause a small pop-up window containing accessibility options to appear.
Turn on guided access on your iPhone by highlighting the accessibility and guided access toggles.
With accessibility shortcuts, you can rapidly access frequently used accessibility features by triple-clicking the Power button. Choose the shortcuts found under Settings > Accessibility > Shortcuts for Accessibility.
Without using the Home Bar, open the desired app.
To enable Guided Access, press and hold the Power button on the right side of the phone three times.
The Guided Access mode is activated on the iPhone. After selecting Guided Access, select Start once more.
Triple-clicking the Power button will bring you out of the Guided Access interface. After entering your passcode for Guided Access, select End. Double-clicking the Side button will allow you to quit Guided Access using Face ID.