How to Disable Siri App Suggestions in Spotlight Search on iOS 10/iOS 9
This tutorial tells you how to disable Siri suggestions in Spotlight Search in iOS 9 and iOS 10. Follow the steps below to learn more.
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Apple officially released iOS 9 on Sep. 16 last year, and one of the new features of iOS 9 is that Siri provides a group of app suggestions in Spotlight Search when you pull down the search menu. The brand new iOS 10 is available to public now, and Siri Suggestion has been improved too. Plus, in Notification center, iOS 10 allows you to add apps to widgets including Siri App Suggestions.
Sometimes, these suggestions are not helpful or you simply want to get more free space on your Spotlight Search screen, you can easily disable Siri Suggestions as well as the Widgets in iOS 10.
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Part 1. How to Disable Siri Suggestions in Spotlight Search on iOS 10/9
Step 1. On your iOS 9 or iOS 10 device (iPhone or iPad), go to Settings > General.
Step 2. Choose Spotlight Search.
Step 3. You will see Siri Suggestions. Toggle it to OFF position.
How to Turn Off Siri Suggestions in Spotlight Search on iOS 10/iOS 9
Part 2. How to Remove Siri App Suggestions on iOS 10
Step 1. On your iOS 10 device, go to the home screen. Swipe from left to right or just pull the notification center down to enter the Spotlight Search/Widgets screen.
Step 2. You should see your widgets including "SIRI APP SUGGETSIONS". Scroll down until you see the "Edit" button. Tap on it.
Step 3. Locate Siri App Suggestions or other apps you want to turn off. Tap the read minus button and tap on Remove.
Step 4. Tap on Done. Now you will see the Spotlight Search screen is clear.
How to Remove Siri App Suggestions on iOS 10
Note: You can tap on the Edit button to add Siri App Suggestions or other apps to widgets again.
The Bottom Line
After updating to iOS 10, if Siri is not working well on your iPhone or iPad, please check How to Fix Siri Issues on iOS 10 Devices. For those who lose notes, contacts, messages and more after iOS 10 update, we offer you Three Ways to Get Back Lost Data on iOS 10.
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