Starting with iOS 11, Apple has provided users with the ability to send stickers, images, and other content from third-party applications through the Messaging app. Now in the Messages application there is a dock strip at the bottom of the screen, where a series of colorful icons are displayed.
While some users appreciated the innovation, which allows you to quickly access GIFs, stickers or applications, many owners of the iPhone and iPad were not pleased with the appearance of the strip. Fortunately, you can hide the annoying strip if you wish.
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How to hide application icons in Messages on iPhone and iPad
1. Open the Messages application and select one of the iMessage or SMS dialogs.
2. Click on the gray App Store icon to hide the bar with the icons.
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How to display a bar with icons in the Message application
The icon bar will remain hidden until you click the App Store button again. A bar will also be displayed when using the Messages application or sticker. That is, to hide a number of icons, you will need to click the App Store icon again.
Modern versions of iOS are fraught with many secrets and users have to figure out for themselves how hidden functions work. Many owners of “apple” gadgets tried to find the option to disable the strip in the “Settings”, however, Apple provided such an opportunity in the application “Messages”.