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Is there a way to hide the search bar after it's been activated?

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With the code below, from day 96, Paul shows us how to implement search capabilities on a view. I like the way it hides the search bar until you pull down the list. My question is this: Is there a way to hide the search bar again after it's been activated?

struct ContentView: View {
    @State private var searchText = ""
    let allNames = ["Subh", "Vina", "Melvin", "Sefanie"]
    var body: some View {
        NavigationView {
            List(filteredNames, id: \.self) { name in
            .searchable(text: $searchText, prompt: "Look for something")

    var filteredNames: [String] {
        if searchText.isEmpty {
            return allNames
        } else {
            return allNames.filter { $0.localizedCaseInsensitiveContains(searchText) }


I'm struggling with the same problem and I strongly believe that the behavior changed recently. I have in mind, that the search bar disappeared as soon as you started to scroll and only came back, when you pulled again - at least when it was empty.

What you could try (but it doesn't fix it for me, currently on iOS 16), is to write:

.searchable(text: $searchText, placement: .navigationBarDrawer(displayMode: .automatic), prompt: "Look for something")

The display mode .automatic is described as:

Allow the search field to be collapsed as the user scrolls their content.

However for me it has the same result as with .always: it's always shown above the list. Update: .always also keeps it in the navigation bar when you scroll down. So this answer doesn't help you. I was also confused.


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