According to The Tape Drive (via 9to5Google), Google is about to offer iPhone users the ability to move the URL address bar (aka the Omnibox) in Chrome to the bottom of the screen. Currently only available to iPhone users who enable a flag, a future update should allow all iOS users to move the bar in Chrome. Moving the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen makes it easier for users to navigate the browser with one hand.
To move the Omnibox to the bottom of the screen in the iOS version of Chrome, do the following. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone. Enter from the URL field (AKA Omnibox). chrome://flags. When the next page opens, type in the rectangular search bar lower omnibox steady state. That should take you straight to the correct flag. Press the pill-shaped button that says “Default.” Tap “Enable,” then close and reopen Chrome.
If you enable the correct flag, the iOS version of Chrome will have a URL address bar at the bottom of the screen
Once you’re back in Chrome, tap the three-line hamburger icon in the lower-right corner, then tap Settings (the gear icon) at the top of the screen. You will see a menu; scroll down to the list Lower omni box and turn it on. And that’s it. Your URL address bar, also known as your omnibox, is now located at the bottom of the screen when you use Chrome on your iPhone.
You may recall that when iOS 15 was still in beta, Apple moved the URL address bar to the bottom of the Safari mobile browser screen. This caused a stir among iPhone fans who, while loyal, are not known for their flexibility. Those complaining said moving the bar to the bottom of the screen made Reader mode and the refresh button hard to find. So in iOS 15 Public Beta 4, Apple ended the changes to Safari. However, Safari users on iPhone now have the choice of placing the mobile browser’s Unibox at the top or bottom of the screen.
You can choose to place Safari’s URL address bar at the top or bottom of the screen
To make your choice, go to Institutions > Safari and scroll down to the Tabs heading. There you can choose between the URL address bar/Omnibox at the top or bottom of the screen. Note that putting this at the bottom will make it easier to use the browser with one hand.