iOS 14: How to Turn Off Siri App Suggestions on iPhone

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

I hope that most people are to be familiar with the Siri App Suggestions who use Apple Device from version latest iOS. But let’s here we discuss the little bit on ‘’What is Spotlight search Siri App Suggestions in iOS?’’ for the newbie. It does work as a shortcut productivity feature that you can get on the home screen by swiping down from the middle of the screen and on lock screen into the widget screen by the swipe right. This function comes enabled by default on the iPhone and iPad. It gives you quick shortcut to apps (up to eight recent or most-used apps) as per based on location or it thinks you want to use like other factors. Those guys, who don’t want to access it, don’t worry you can disable it for permanently. Just you have to follow this thread to disable or turn off Siri App Suggestions in iOS 11/iOS 12 on iPhone and hide Siri App Suggestions on the iPhone lock screen.

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I also want to delete some of the apps from Siri App’s suggestions. Even though, still, there isn’t any official trick to remove apps from Siri Suggestions. However, yes you can disable it for all time.

Find my Recent Guide: Siri Search Suggestion and Spotlight Not Working on iPhone.

Ultimate Guide to Turn Off Siri App Suggestions on iPhone

  • Step #1. Go to the Settings App (looks like a Gear icon) from the iPhone Home screen.
  • Step #2. Now Find and tap Siri & Search, you can appear between Sounds & Haptics and Touch ID & Passcode.

Siri App Suggestions new Settings in iOS 11

Step #3. Next, you have to scroll down the screen to turn Suggestion in Search OFF/Gray.

turn off toggle Siri App Suggestions in iOS 11 on iPhone

You’re done!

Now you won’t get Siri App Suggestions when you try on unlock screen iPhone. Feel free you can get it on iOS 11 lock screen iPhone in today’s widget screen. One thing for the lock screen Siri App Suggestions is that you and anyone else unable to launch an app without entering the passcode.

In case, you wouldn’t like to view Siri App Suggestions on locked screen iPhone in iOS 11 or later. Then you can remove means Turn Off Siri App Suggestion on the lock screen. Get below how to?

Guide to Turn Off Siri App Suggestions iOS 11, iOS 12 Lock Screen iPhone

Siri App Suggestions on iPhone iOS 11 lock screen

Step #1. Let’s wake up your iPhone lock screen by pressing the Home or power button.

Step #2. Now swipe to the right so that you will get Today Widget screen.

Step #3. Scroll down the screen until Edit and tap on it then Enter your iPhone Passcode or Put your Finger on the home button as a Touch ID.

Edit button on locked screen iPhone iOS 11 to remove widget App shortcut

Step #4. Now tap on the red button with a minus sign left to the Siri App Suggestions, then tap on Remove

red button on left to the Siri App Suggestions on Widgets screen iOS 11 iPhone

Step #5. Don’t forget to save changes just tap Done on right-upper on the screen.

Save changes tap on Done to Turn Off Siri App Suggestion on lock screen on iOS 11 iPhone


If ever you feel that Siri App Suggestions are not showing on your iPhone home screen or lock screen, then follow the above steps carefully and turn on Siri App Suggestions. Sometimes, users encounter Siri App Suggestions not working or unable to load after iOS 14 update then you should Restart your iPhone without the Power button.

You can also Clear Siri App Suggestions History, get it in one sentence.

Underneath Siri App Suggestions, you can see Search texts which all searched by you before; these all items called Siri App Suggestion History.

To Clear Siri App Suggestions History on iPhone X/ iPhone 8 plus/ iPhone 8/ iPhone 7 Plus

Swipe down the screen from the middle of the screen

You can see the Clear button right-half of the screen.

Tap on Clear; you will get a confirmation pops-up tap on Clear.

Your task finished.

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Note – I tried this guide running iOS device including iPhone 11 Pro Max, XR, XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6/ 6 Plus, iPhone SE 2020/ 5S, iPads.

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