On older models of iPhones, the home button and touch ID button are at the bottom of the screen. The home button helps to exit apps and access recently opened apps and also acts as a security measure to unlock an iPhone.
Now with the newer iPhone models like the 11, 12, and 13 series, the home button has been upgraded as a gray line or bar at the bottom of your iPhone’s screen. It is similar to the old home button on old iPhones but is more developed. With a single swipe, you can access your home screen, the Control Center, and App Preview Center.
Sometimes, the frequent appearance of the gray bar may be distracting. Although you can’t completely disable the gray bar, you can remove it from the bottom screen of the iPhone. This exclusive blog post will explain how to do so on your iPhone.
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How To Temporarily Remove the Gray Bar at the Bottom of iPhone?
As said earlier, there is no way to permanently remove the gray bar that’s at the bottom of your iPhone. So, I’ll show you a workaround method that temporarily removes the gray bar from the base of your iPhone.
With the use of Guided Access, you can remove the gray bar while using a specific app. The Guided Access feature was created as a parental guidance measure to keep some apps locked from underage children with the use of a passcode.
Although the Guided Access feature works for this, it removes the gray bar when you operate a particular app. To use this feature, follow the detailed step-by-step process below.
1. Tap on the Settings app icon on the home screen to launch the app.
2. Scroll down and select Accessibility.
3. Tap on Guided Access.
4. Tap on the toggle switch beside Guided Access to enable the feature.
5. Tap on the Passcode Settings section and set up a passcode. Optionally, you can enable the Face ID or Touch ID (older models of iPhones) as a security measure.
6. Tap on Back to exit the current page to go back to the Guided Access setting.
7. Select the Accessibility Shortcut option here.
8. Next, tap on the pop-up with some options to access the Guided Access feature by double tapping the power button.
If you successfully complete these steps, the Guided Access feature will enable. Now, we have to remove the gray bar.
9. Open an app from which you want the gray bar removed.
10. Press the power or home button three times to enable the Guided Access feature.
11. Select Start.
12. This will temporarily remove the gray bar while you use the app.
13. To deactivate the Guided Access, press the power button three times again.
14. Next, enter the passcode or use your Face ID.
15. Tap on End.
Alternatively, you can use Siri to enable the Guided Access session for you.
Open an app in which you want the gray bar removed.
Then, activate Siri by using the keyword “Hey Siri“. Then ask for the Guided Access session to start.
Note that if you want to work on a different application, you have to end the current Guided Access session and then restart a new one for a different app.
The gray bar acts as a home button where you can access the home screen, the Control Center, and App Preview Center.
With the SureLock settings, move to the Miscellaneous Settings.
Tap on the tick icon on the Hide Bottom Bar option to turn it on.
After doing so, the home bottom gray bar on your iPhone will be removed.
The gray bottom bar of an iPhone is called the iPhone Dock. It can also be referred to as the Menu Bar, Home Dock, or Home screen bottom bar.
1. Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
2. Next, tap on Display.
3. Tap on the Navigation Bar option.
4. Select the Buttons option.
5. Choose the Button Layout.
6. Tap on the “hide Navigation” Bar.
7. The navigation bar would be hidden. Although it’s hidden, you can swipe upwards on the bottom of the screen to open the home screen.
1. Open Settings.
2. Tap on Display.
3. Scroll down and select the Navigation Bar.
4. Tap on the toggle switch close to the Show Button to Hide the Keyboard option to remove the black bar at the bottom of the screen.