Siri Suggestions is one way Apple makes your iPhone work better for you. These recommendations provide helpful actions and shortcuts based on how you use iOS. Still, they can often do things wrong, repeatedly suggesting irrelevant shortcuts to apps, contacts, and other items. Here’s how to stop them.
You’ll find these removable shortcuts and suggestions in three primary locations on iOS: in Spotlight Search under suggested apps, as notifications on the lock screen, and as suggested contacts in the share sheet. We’ll also discuss suggestions in Search later, but these suggestions can’t be rejected in the same way.
The quick and easy way to see fewer shortcuts and suggestions you don̵
You will see that prompt for shortcuts on the home and lock screen. This trick works the same for contacts suggestions in your share sheet, but the prompt here is “Share Less” because the suggested contacts are not shortcuts. If you are really not happy with all the suggested contacts in the share sheet, you can go an extra step and delete them completely.
Turn off suggestions completely
That said, iOS isn’t perfect, and you could end up seeing the same annoying suggestions on your iPhone. If repeating “Suggest Shortcut Less” doesn’t solve the problem, consider disabling Siri Suggestions altogether. Just go to Settings -> Siri and Search, then turn off the toggles next to one of the relevant areas:
- Suggestions while searching: Removes Siri suggestions from Spotlight searches.
- Suggestions on lock screen: Removes Siri Suggestions from the lock screen.
- Suggestions on the home screen: Removes Siri suggestions when swiping down on the home screen.
- Sharing suggestions: Removes Siri suggestions from the share sheet.
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