iOS 15 is out and has brought with it a host of new features, as gg editorial team has already written . Even more of the promised features Apple held back "for later", unfortunately. However, one of the most radical changes is to Safari. Apple has drastically redesigned the tabs. We sincerely advise you to try using them for a while, but if you absolutely can't stand it, here's how to get Safari back to the way it used to look.
On iPadOS, Apple has redesigned the tab bar, adding new button shapes and a compact layout for tabs on the Safari toolbar. On iPhone, the changes are more radical. The address bar now sits at the bottom of the screen above the toolbar, and the tabs screen has a new look as well. It's safe to say that the default design in iOS 15 is significantly different than what it used to be.
How to bring the address bar back up
The easiest way is to select the appropriate Safari menu item hidden under the "Aa" button.
Another way is to fix the situation in the system settings. Go to Settings -> Safari -> Tabs -> select Single Tab.
How to turn off the color "highlighting" of tabs
Another change to Safari's design is to color the top Safari toolbar in the website's accent color. For example, if you're browsing a website with a red background, Safari's top toolbar will also inherit a red theme. This is more noticeable on iPads and Macs, but applies to iPhones as well. If you don't like this effect, you can also turn it off, and regardless of the top or bottom tab position.
Unlike changing Safari's address bar design, the toning option can only be changed in Settings. Go to Settings -> Safari -> Tabs -> set the Allow website toning checkbox to Off.
That's it, the standard Safari design is back at your fingertips. But then again, despite the "crunch" at first, you may find the new tabs design much more comfortable than what you're used to from previous versions of iOS. Give it a chance.